Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted to H.R. 3524 - HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2007

Listed in Alphabetical Order

January 16, 2008 3:20 PM

Capito (WV) 




The amendment substitutes the green building requirement, which is part of the mandatory core component of the underlying bill , with a provision that includes green building as part of the mandatory graded section.  It also strikes references in the bill to specific green building standards and instead requires the Secretary of HUD to select a rating system, standard, or code for green buildings. This standard shall meet certain criteria and the Secretary shall conduct a study every 5 years to evaluate and compare third party green building standards to see if they meet the criteria.

King, Steve (IA) 


The amendment prevents appropriations for Davis-Bacon wages.

Lee (CA) 


The amendment will safeguard the rights of tenants of HOPE VI housing from eviction based on the criminal activities of others if the tenant is elderly or disabled, and did not or should not have known of the activity, or if they were the victims of a criminal act.

Mahoney (FL)  


The amendment restores the set-aside for the Main Street grant program.

Neugebauer (TX)  


The amendment would apply the one-to-one replacement requirement for units demolished under a HOPE VI grant only to units that are occupied prior to demolition.

Price, Tom (GA)  


The amendment will prohibit illegal immigrants from living in housing built with HOPE VI grants.

Sessions (TX) 


The amendment maintains HUD’s authority to issue demolition-only grants.

Waters (CA)/Frank (MA)/Watt (NC) 


(REVISED)  The amendment makes a number of technical and conforming changes as well as enhancements to the bill, including the following: (1) redefines the scope of the 1 for 1 replacement requirement by requiring the replacement of all units in existence as of January 1, 2005, and provides a limited waiver from the replacement requirement; (2) extends the timeline for rebuilding replacement housing units to 54 months from the date of execution of the grant agreement, consistent with current HUD practice; (3) clarifies procedural requirements for making any significant amendments or changes to a revitalization plan; (4) removes specific references to LEED for non-residential construction and excludes costs associated with green development compliance from HUD’s Total Development Cost calculation; (5) clarifies eligibility and occupancy standards; and (6) clarifies that no person not lawfully permitted to be in, or remain in, the United States is eligible for housing assistance under this bill.