Bipartisan Bill Would Help Homeless Students Access LIHTC Sites
Senator Al Franken and Representatives Keith Ellison and Erik Paulsen have introduced a bipartisan measure to help students who have faced homelessness put a roof over their heads while they pursue an education. The Housing for Homeless Students Act would allow full-time students who experience or have recently experienced homelessness to become eligible—or retain eligibility—for LIHTC housing.
Specifically, the legislation allows students to live in a low-income tax credit unit if they were homeless children within seven years of moving into the unit. And the same standard would apply to students who were homeless veterans within five years of moving into the apartment.