2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 21, 2020 - Offered by Senator Erpenbach.
AB119-SA2,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
AB119-SA2,1,3 21. Page 1, line 2: after “shelters" insert “, homelessness case management
AB119-SA2,1,8 42. Page 1, line 2: before “grants" insert “employment and training activities
5for homeless populations, the Council on Workforce Investment, local workforce
6development boards, housing grants to homeless individuals and families, grants to
7defray housing costs and for diversion programming, housing quality standards
AB119-SA2,1,9 93. Page 1, line 3: before “modifying" insert “housing navigator grants,".
AB119-SA2,1,11 104. Page 1, line 4: after “Administration" insert “, granting rule-making
11authority and making an appropriation".
AB119-SA2,1,12 125. Page 1, line 5: before that line insert:
1 Section 1g. 16.307 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB119-SA2,2,112 16.307 (1m) Grants for housing navigators. From the appropriation under
3s. 20.505 (7) (fn), the department shall make equal grants to each continuum of care
4organization in this state designated by the federal department of housing and urban
5development. All grant funds shall be used to hire housing navigators to engage in
6activities that include: acting as a liaison with landlords, rental property managers,
7and homeless assistance programs; recruiting new landlords; identifying affordable
8housing for program participants; and mediating landlord-tenant issues. The
9department shall ensure that the grant funds are expended to fill housing navigator
10positions that are reasonably balanced among the geographic areas served by each
11continuum of care organization.
AB119-SA2,1k 12Section 1k. 16.307 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,2,1613 16.307 (2) Supplemental funds. The department shall ensure that grants
14awarded under sub. subs. (1) and (1m) are not used to supplant other state funds
15available for homelessness prevention or services to homeless individuals or
AB119-SA2,1L 17Section 1L. 16.307 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,2,2118 16.307 (2m) Report. Annually, the department shall submit a report to the
19speaker of the assembly, the president of the senate, and to the appropriate standing
20committees 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.”.
AB119-SA2,2,22 226. Page 1, line 5: before that line insert:
AB119-SA2,2,23 23 Section 1b. 16.303 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 16.303 (1r).
AB119-SA2,1c 24Section 1c. 16.303 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
116.303 (1g) In this section, “diversion programming” means short-term
2intervention that supports persons or families of low or moderate income in
3identifying immediate, safe housing arrangements, other than a temporary shelter,
4including by utilizing conflict resolution and mediation skills to reconnect the
5individuals or families to their support systems.
AB119-SA2,1d 6Section 1d. 16.303 (1r) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
AB119-SA2,3,147 16.303 (1r) (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
9families of low or moderate income in obtaining and participating in diversion
10programming. The department shall ensure that the funds for the grants or loans
11are reasonably balanced among geographic areas of the state that correspond to the
12geographic areas served by each continuum of care organization designated by the
13federal department of housing and urban development, consistent with the quality
14of applications submitted.
AB119-SA2,1e 15Section 1e. 16.303 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,3,1716 16.303 (2) (intro.) In connection with grants and loans under sub. (1) (1r), the
17department shall do all of the following:
AB119-SA2,1f 18Section 1f. 16.303 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,3,2019 16.303 (3) (a) The department may make grants or loans under sub. (1) (1r) (a)
20directly or through agents designated under s. 16.304.
AB119-SA2,1g 21Section 1g. 16.303 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,3,2322 16.303 (3) (b) The department may administer and disburse funds from a grant
23or loan under sub. (1) (1r) (a) or (am) on behalf of the recipient of the grant or loan.
AB119-SA2,1h 24Section 1h. 16.304 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
116.304 (1) (a) Award grants and loans under s. 16.303 (1) (1r) and (2) subject
2to the approval of the department.”.
AB119-SA2,4,3 37. Page 1, line 5: before that line insert:
AB119-SA2,4,4 4 Section 1w. 16.3075 of the statutes is created to read:
AB119-SA2,4,8 516.3075 Housing quality standards loans. (1) Loans. (a) From the
6appropriations under s. 20.505 (7) (fp) and (hp), the department may award loans to
7owners of rental housing units in this state for purposes of satisfying applicable
8housing quality standards.
AB119-SA2,4,119 (b) The department's contract with each loan recipient under par. (a) shall
10require the loan recipient to satisfy all applicable housing quality standards for the
11duration of the loan.
AB119-SA2,4,1412 (c) A loan recipient under par. (a) who rents housing units to persons or families
13of low or moderate income may have the loan forgiven based on the rules
14promulgated under sub. (2).
AB119-SA2,4,16 15(2) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to administer this section,
16including all of the following:
AB119-SA2,4,1717 (a) Establish procedures for selecting loan recipients and for loan forgiveness.
AB119-SA2,4,1818 (b) Limit each loan award to $10,000.
AB119-SA2,4,2019 (c) Provide that no loan recipient, including all subsidiaries and affiliates, may
20receive more than a total of 5 loans.
AB119-SA2,4,2321 (d) Require that the department, to the extent practicable based on loan
22applications, shall distribute loan awards equally among all counties in the state,
23subject to all of the following:
11. At least 50 percent of all loans shall be awarded to recipients headquartered
2in a rural county, as defined in s. 39.399 (1g) (a).
AB119-SA2,5,43 2. No more than 20 percent of all loans may be awarded to recipients
4headquartered in a county containing a 1st class city.
AB119-SA2,5,65 (e) Require the department to publicize the loan program, including on the
AB119-SA2,5,7 78. Page 3, line 11: after that line insert:
AB119-SA2,5,8 8 Section 3h. 16.3085 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,5,119 16.3085 (2) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (7) (kg), the department
10may award up to 10 annual grants , of up to $50,000 each, annually $75,000 to any
11shelter facility.
AB119-SA2,3i 12Section 3i. 16.3085 (2) (b) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
AB119-SA2,5,1613 16.3085 (2) (b) 5. Professional development of case managers, including travel
14expenses necessary for case managers to participate in training for professional
15development. No more than 10 percent of the amount of a grant may be used for the
16purposes described in this subdivision.
AB119-SA2,3m 17Section 3m. 49.175 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB119-SA2,5,2118 49.175 (1) (f) Homeless case management services grants. For grants to shelter
19facilities under s. 16.3085, $500,000 $1,000,000 in each fiscal year. All moneys
20allocated under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation account under
21s. 20.505 (7) (kg).”.