Permanent Supportive Housing in the Emergency Supplemental

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Federal Policy Brief | October 16, 2006

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Thanks to an amendment introduced by Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and supported by Senator Vitter (R-LA), the Senate version of the supplemental appropriations bill includes funding for supportive housing (housing linked with services for extremely low-income people) in the Gulf Coast. The bill would make 4,500 project based rent subsidies available for use in supportive housing. These rent subsidies can be linked to the GO-Zone tax credits and service supports to create supportive housing for disabled and vulnerable residents of the Gulf Coast. This proposal conforms to Louisiana’s The Road Home housing plan, and the needs of communities throughout the region.