Homeless Re-Entry Program
As a forward-thinking administration, we look to build on the HUD programs aimed at the homeless. Every American deserves descent and safe housing. Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, enables eligible organizations to use underutilized or surplus federal properties to assist persons experiencing homelessness.
- To create starter housing for the homeless we would like to see CPP work in concert with the McKinney-Vento Act. We would add an amendment allowing non-federal buildings and land used for the CPP program to qualify for all the same grants and tax status as the federal assets under the McKinney-Vento Act.
- Each county would be required to designate a minimum of one facility as a Homeless Works Center. The Center will offer their participants Housing, Free Education Classes under the 40-30-20-10 Plan, and where applicable provide participants with seasonal or temporary jobs with strategic partners.
- All individuals will be eligible to participate in the program for six months and can renew participation up to two times for a total of 18 consecutive months.
- Homeless Works Centers assisting in job placement will be allowed to require those participants to pay a maximum of 20% of their earnings for rent.