2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
June 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck,
Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff, Crowley, Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kolste,
Mason, Ohnstad, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor,
Vruwink, Young and Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Risser,
L. Taylor and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Housing and Real Estate.
1An Act to amend
16.306 (2) (a); and
16.306 (2) (am) and 20.505 (7) (fk) 2
of the statutes; relating to: transitional housing grants and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Administration provides transitional
housing grants to counties, municipalities, community action agencies, and private
organizations for the purpose of providing housing and associated supportive
services to homeless individuals and families in order to facilitate the movement of
homeless persons to independent living. This bill provides an additional $2,500,000
in the 2017-19 fiscal biennium to fund that grant program.
Also, under the bill, in awarding transitional housing grants, DOA must give
priority to counties, municipalities, community action agencies, and private
organizations using rapid-rehousing and housing first program models, as
determined by the department.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
16.306 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) From the appropriation appropriations
under s. 20.505 (7) (fk)
(fm), the department may award a grant to an eligible applicant for the purpose 3
of providing transitional housing and associated supportive services to homeless 4
individuals and families if the conditions under par. (b) are satisfied. The 5
department shall ensure that the funds for the grants are reasonably balanced 6
among geographic areas of the state, consistent with the quality of applications 7
16.306 (2) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) In awarding grants under par. (a), the department shall give 10
priority to eligible applicants using rapid-rehousing and housing first program 11
models, as determined by the department.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 13
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.505 (7) (fk) of the statutes is created to read:
(fk) Housing grants.
As a continuing appropriation, the amounts in 16
the schedule for housing grants under s. 16.306.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after 19
publication of the 2017 biennial budget act, whichever is later.