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S.3309 - Homeless Veterans Assistance Improvement Act of 2012
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 2. Requirement that recipients of grants from Department of Veterans Affairs for comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans meet physical privacy, safety, and security needs of such veterans.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Sec. 3. Modification of authority of Department of Veterans Affairs to provide capital improvement grants for comprehensive service programs that assist homeless veterans.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT THAT RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS MEET PHYSICAL PRIVACY, SAFETY, AND SECURITY NEEDS OF SUCH VETERANS.
SEC. 3. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO PROVIDE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST HOMELESS VETERANS.
SEC. 4. FUNDING FOR FURNISHING LEGAL SERVICES TO VERY LOW-INCOME VETERAN FAMILIES IN PERMANENT HOUSING.
‘(2) Of amounts made available under paragraph (1), not less than one percent shall be available for the furnishing of services described in subsection (b)(1)(D)(vii).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 5. MODIFICATIONS TO REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO PER DIEM PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES FURNISHED TO HOMELESS VETERANS.
(a) Authorization of Per Diem Payments for Furnishing Care to Dependents of Certain Homeless Veterans-
‘(4) Services for which a recipient of a grant under section 2011 of this title (or an entity described in paragraph (1)) may receive per diem payments under this subsection may include furnishing care for a dependent of a homeless veteran who is under the care of such homeless veteran while such homeless veteran receives services from the grant recipient (or entity).’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) REGULATIONS REQUIRED- Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to implement the amendment made by paragraph (1).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF GRANTS BY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO CENTERS THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO HOMELESS VETERANS FOR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES.
‘Sec. 2012A. Service center operational grants
‘(a) In General- Subject to the availability of appropriations provided for such purpose, the Secretary may award to a recipient of a grant under section 2011 of this title for the establishment of a service center described in subsection (g) of such section a grant for the operational expenses of such service center not otherwise covered by the receipt of per diem payments under section 2012 of this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Regulations- The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall promulgate regulations to carry out
section 2012A of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 7. EXPANSION OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE DENTAL CARE TO HOMELESS VETERANS.
‘(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), in determining whether a veteran has received assistance or care for a period of 60 consecutive days, the Secretary may disregard breaks in the continuity of assistance or care for which the veteran is not responsible.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 8. EXTENSIONS OF AUTHORITIES AND PROGRAMS AFFECTING HOMELESS VETERANS.
(c) Outreach, Care, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Therapeutic Transitional Housing for Veterans Suffering From Serious Mental Illness- Section 2031(b) of such title is amended by striking ‘December 31, 2012’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2014’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Program To Expand and Improve Provision of Benefits and Services by Department of Veterans Affairs to Homeless Veterans- Section 2033(d) of such title is amended by striking ‘December 31, 2012’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2014’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Financial Assistance for Supportive Services for Very Low-Income Veteran Families in Permanent Housing- Section 2044(e)(1) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink