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HB 20-1035

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 08, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Programs To Develop Housing Support Services

Abstract

The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons With Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill establishes and expands programs within the division of housing in the department of local affairs (division) to build the capacity of communities across the state to provide supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with the criminal or juvenile justice system, including: Expanding statewide training and technical assistance to help communities develop and implement supportive housing programs for individuals who have behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with the criminal or juvenile justice system. The program must be targeted to communities that currently face barriers to accessing existing state and federal funding for supportive housing programs. Establishing a predevelopment grant program that provides funding to entities working to develop supportive housing interventions for individuals who have behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with the criminal or juvenile justice system. The grant money can be used to add new or additional staff capacity to allow the development and implementation of such programs. The division is required to prioritize applicants that will serve rural or frontier communities and to provide hands-on technical assistance to grant recipients. Establishing a supportive housing services and homelessness prevention grant program. Grant money can be used to cover the costs of providing supportive housing services that are currently not eligible for reimbursement through the state's medical assistance program. It can also be used to fund homelessness prevention projects for individuals who have behavioral, mental health, or substance use disorders who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who have contact with the criminal or juvenile justice system. The division is required to prioritize applicants that will serve rural or frontier communities and provide hands-on technical assistance to grant recipients. Developing a plan to increase participation in regional homeless data systems, support accurate data reporting, and assess housing-related needs. The program must work with regional continuums of care to evaluate how to increase participation in data systems in communities across the state, identify technical needs and associated costs for doing so, and work with communities and stakeholders to integrate or develop an integrated user interface for various data systems related to housing and supportive services. It must also enhance information about best practices and training materials available to communities across the state.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (2)

Jonathan Singer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Primary

Rhonda Fields

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Primary

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Jan 29, 2020

House

House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Local Government Transportation Appropriations

Jan 08, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Local Government Transportation Appropriations Transportation & Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA1 (01/30/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/27/2020) PDF

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