HR 552

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 552

To encourage States and units of general local government to use amounts received under the community development block grant program and the community mental health services and substance abuse block grant programs to provide housing counseling and financial counseling for individuals before their release from inpatient or residential institutions for individuals with mental illness and periodic evaluation of the appropriateness of such counseling after such release.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2011

Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To encourage States and units of general local government to use amounts received under the community development block grant program and the community mental health services and substance abuse block grant programs to provide housing counseling and financial counseling for individuals before their release from inpatient or residential institutions for individuals with mental illness and periodic evaluation of the appropriateness of such counseling after such release.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. USE OF CERTAIN BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR HOUSING COUNSELING, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, AND PERIODIC EVALUATION.

SEC. 5. AMENDMENTS TO THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

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