2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
June 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Subeck, Billings, Anderson,
Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff, Crowley, Genrich, Hebl, Hesselbein, Kolste,
Mason, Sargent, Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Vruwink, Young and
Zamarripa, cosponsored by Senators Johnson, Risser and Vinehout. Referred
to Committee on Public Benefit Reform.
1An Act to create
234.66 of the statutes; relating to: providing housing vouchers
2to individuals and families on a waiting list under the federal Housing Choice
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
to develop and administer a program that provides housing vouchers to individuals
and families that are on a waiting list for a voucher under the federal Housing Choice
Voucher Program. The bill requires that vouchers provided under the program must
have the same terms and conditions that apply to federal housing choice vouchers.
A person who receives a federal housing choice voucher is prohibited from receiving
a voucher under the program. The bill specifies that the vouchers must be
distributed among the waiting lists maintained by WHEDA, public housing agencies
that contract with WHEDA, and local housing authorities in proportion to the
number of applicants on each waiting list maintained by those entities.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
234.66 of the statutes is created to read:
5234.66 State housing voucher program. (1) Vouchers.
(a) The authority 6
shall develop policies and procedures for and administer a state housing voucher
program to provide housing vouchers to individuals and families that are on a 2
waiting list that the authority or a public housing agency that contracts with the 3
authority maintains for vouchers under the federal Housing Choice Voucher 4
(am) The authority shall make grants directly to housing authorities under s. 6
59.53 (22), 61.73, 66.1201, or 66.1213 for the purpose of funding vouchers under this 7
section, subject to the policies and procedures developed under par. (a) and the 8
requirements of this section.
(b) Vouchers provided under this section shall be distributed in proportion to 10
the number of vouchers distributed by the authority, public housing agencies that 11
contract with the authority to provide vouchers under the federal Housing Choice 12
Voucher Program, and housing authorities under s. 59.53 (22), 61.73, 66.1201, or 13
66.1213 that provide vouchers under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program.
(c) The authority shall issue its negotiable bonds in such principal amount and 15
length of maturity as to provide sufficient funds, not to exceed $2,750,000, to fund 16
the voucher program under par. (a).
(a) The housing vouchers provided under this section shall be 18
provided to recipients under the same terms and conditions as vouchers under the 19
federal Housing Choice Voucher Program.
(b) A person who receives a federal Housing Choice Voucher may not receive 21
a voucher under this section.