Report Title:

Rental Assistance; Housing

 

Description:

Provides qualified rental assistance applicants up to 90 days to find a qualified rental dwelling. (HB2511 HD1)

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2511

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 356D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"356D- Rent supplement; qualification. (a) Except as provided by federal law, nothing in this chapter shall prevent a person who otherwise qualifies for rent supplement under this chapter from taking up to ninety days (from the day the person's application for rent supplement is approved) to secure a qualified rental dwelling; provided that rent supplement payments shall not commence until a qualified rental dwelling is secured.

(b) The authority shall give priority to applicants who are homeless or living in emergency or transitional shelters, after the waitlist effective on the effective date of this Act is exhausted."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.