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House Unanimously Passes Rental Assistance Reform Bill
February 03, 2016
In a rare unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which would make various reforms to rental housing assistance programs, including streamlining Housing Choice Voucher program inspections, simplifying the requirements for project basing vouchers, and providing public housing agencies (PHAs) greater flexibility to transfer funding between their operating and capital funds. It would also limit assistance for public housing tenants who have incomes greater than 120 percent of area median income for two consecutive years...