2013 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Kotek|
|Regular Sponsors:||Representative Harker , Representative Huffman (Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to housing; and appropriating money.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Redefines "source of income" for purposes of prohibiting discrimination in selling, renting or leasing real property.
Creates exceptions. Directs Housing and Community Services Department to develop Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program to mitigate damages to dwelling units of landlords caused by tenants receiving tenant-based assistance under federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. Creates Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in fund to department to carry out Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program. Requires local housing authorities to report annually to department regarding information provided to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development regarding participation in Housing Choice Voucher Program. Directs local housing authorities to annually review internal procedures and processes and to facilitate participation of landlords in Housing Choice Voucher Program. Creates Statewide Housing Choice Advisory Committee. Directs department to establish and administer Stable Rental Housing Program to make grants to qualifying organizations to provide rental and financial assistance to persons at risk of experiencing homelessness or persons requiring assistance to maintain housing stability.] Creates Stable Rental Housing Account and continuously appropriates moneys in account to department to carry out Stable Rental Housing Program.] Directs department and State Housing Council to cooperate with local housing authorities to obtain federal approval and waivers of requirements under certain federal rent subsidy assistance programs. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to department for Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program during biennium. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Emergency Board for allocation to department for Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee Program during biennium. Becomes operative July 1, 2014.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|