Homes for Heroes Act of 2007

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The Homes for Heroes Act of 2007 (H.R. 3329) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to provide housing assistance for very low-income veterans." (Official title.)[1]

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  • Amends the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act to establish in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs to: (1) ensure veteran access to HUD housing and homeless assistance programs; (2) coordinate all HUD programs and activities relating to veterans; and (3) serve as a HUD liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs.[2]
  • Directs the HUD Secretary to provide assistance to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives to expand the supply of supportive housing for very low-income veteran families (that is, families with incomes not exceeding 50% of the area median income).[2]
  • Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to: (1) make housing rental vouchers available to homeless veterans; and (2) include veterans in public housing planning.[2]
  • Excludes veterans' benefits from income for purposes of HUD assisted housing rental determinations.[2]
  • Requires the Secretary to: (1) make grants to nonprofit entities for technical assistance in sponsoring HUD housing projects for veterans; and (2) report annually to specified congressional committees and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on HUD activities relating to veterans.[2]


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  1. OpenCongress’ info page on Homes for Heroes Act of 2007 (H.R.3329).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Govtrack’ info page on Homes for Heroes Act of 2007 (H.R.3329).
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