2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 119
January 21, 2020 - Offered by Senator Erpenbach.
42. Page 1, line 2
: before “grants" insert “employment and training activities 5
for homeless populations, the Council on Workforce Investment, local workforce 6
development boards, housing grants to homeless individuals and families, grants to 7
defray housing costs and for diversion programming, housing quality standards 8
16.307 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
16.307 (1m) Grants for housing navigators.
From the appropriation under 3
s. 20.505 (7) (fn), the department shall make equal grants to each continuum of care 4
organization in this state designated by the federal department of housing and urban 5
development. All grant funds shall be used to hire housing navigators to engage in 6
activities that include: acting as a liaison with landlords, rental property managers, 7
and homeless assistance programs; recruiting new landlords; identifying affordable 8
housing for program participants; and mediating landlord-tenant issues. The 9
department shall ensure that the grant funds are expended to fill housing navigator 10
positions that are reasonably balanced among the geographic areas served by each 11
continuum of care organization.
16.307 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.307 (2) Supplemental funds.
The department shall ensure that grants 14
awarded under sub. subs.
are not used to supplant other state funds 15
available for homelessness prevention or services to homeless individuals or 16
16.307 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
16.307 (2m) Report.
Annually, the department shall submit a report to the 19
speaker of the assembly, the president of the senate,
the appropriate standing 20
committees under s. 13.172 (3) that summarizes how much money was received 21under sub. (1)
in the previous year and how that money was distributed.”.
16.303 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 16.303 (1r).
16.303 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
In this section, “diversion programming” means short-term 2
intervention that supports persons or families of low or moderate income in 3
identifying immediate, safe housing arrangements, other than a temporary shelter, 4
including by utilizing conflict resolution and mediation skills to reconnect the 5
individuals or families to their support systems.
16.303 (1r) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (7) (b), subject to sub. 8
(2), make grants or loans to agents designated under s. 16.304 to assist persons or 9
families of low or moderate income in obtaining and participating in diversion 10
programming. The department shall ensure that the funds for the grants or loans 11
are reasonably balanced among geographic areas of the state that correspond to the 12
geographic areas served by each continuum of care organization designated by the 13
federal department of housing and urban development, consistent with the quality 14
of applications submitted.
16.303 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) In connection with grants and loans under sub. (1) (1r)
, the 17
department shall do all of the following:
16.303 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The department may make grants or loans under sub. (1) (1r)
directly or through agents designated under s. 16.304.
16.303 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) The department may administer and disburse funds from a grant 23
or loan under sub. (1) (1r)
(a) or (am)
on behalf of the recipient of the grant or loan.
16.304 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Award grants and loans under s. 16.303 (1) (1r)
and (2) subject 2
to the approval of the department.”.
16.3075 of the statutes is created to read:
516.3075 Housing quality standards loans. (1) Loans.
(a) From the 6
appropriations under s. 20.505 (7) (fp) and (hp), the department may award loans to 7
owners of rental housing units in this state for purposes of satisfying applicable 8
housing quality standards.
(b) The department's contract with each loan recipient under par. (a) shall 10
require the loan recipient to satisfy all applicable housing quality standards for the 11
duration of the loan.
(c) A loan recipient under par. (a) who rents housing units to persons or families 13
of low or moderate income may have the loan forgiven based on the rules 14
promulgated under sub. (2).
The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section, 16
including all of the following:
(a) Establish procedures for selecting loan recipients and for loan forgiveness.
(b) Limit each loan award to $10,000.
(c) Provide that no loan recipient, including all subsidiaries and affiliates, may 20
receive more than a total of 5 loans.
(d) Require that the department, to the extent practicable based on loan 22
applications, shall distribute loan awards equally among all counties in the state, 23
subject to all of the following:
1. At least 50 percent of all loans shall be awarded to recipients headquartered 2
in a rural county, as defined in s. 39.399 (1g) (a).
2. No more than 20 percent of all loans may be awarded to recipients 4
headquartered in a county containing a 1st class city.
(e) Require the department to publicize the loan program, including on the 6
16.3085 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (7) (kg), the department 10
may award up to 10 annual
of up to $50,000 each, annually $75,000
to any 11
16.3085 (2) (b) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 5. Professional development of case managers, including travel 14
expenses necessary for case managers to participate in training for professional 15
development. No more than 10 percent of the amount of a grant may be used for the 16
purposes described in this subdivision.
49.175 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) Homeless case management services grants.
For grants to shelter 19
facilities under s. 16.3085, $500,000 $1,000,000
in each fiscal year. All moneys 20
allocated under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation account under 21
s. 20.505 (7) (kg).”.