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Bill Detail: HB22-1377

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Title Grant Program Providing Responses To Homelessness
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors T. Exum Sr. (D)
S. Woodrow (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 04/18/2022
Summary

The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing
homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports grant
program (grant program), administered by the division of housing
(division) in the department of local affairs (department).

The grant program provides grants to local governments and
nonprofit organizations to enable those entities to make investments and
improvements in their communities or regions of the state to address and
respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The bill requires the division to develop policies, procedures, and
guidelines governing the administration of the grant program. The bill
specifies how grant funding is to be awarded and the eligible uses of grant
money awarded under the grant program. The bill specifies requirements
for grant recipients.
The bill creates the connecting Coloradans experiencing
homelessness with services, treatment, and housing supports fund (fund)
in the department. The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the
administration of the fund. The bill requires a transfer of $105 million
from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to the fund to administer
the grant program.
The bill sets forth specified reporting requirements pertaining to
the grant program.
The bill requires the department, in conjunction with the
department of health care policy and financing, to report to the house of
representatives public and behavioral health and human services
committee and the senate health and human services committee, and to
its committee of reference during its State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act
hearing, any results, recommendations, and federal implications
concerning any supportive housing pilot program currently being
administered by the department in conjunction with the department of
health care policy and financing.
The bill requires the division to report on the activities of the grant
program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the
division on affordable and emergency housing spending.

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