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HF 964

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/08/2019 05:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to housing; appropriating money for housing supports for persons with a
mental illness.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; BRIDGES RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency for the rental housing
assistance program for persons with a mental illness or families with an adult member with
a mental illness under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.2097. This appropriation is added
to the base.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; HOUSING OPTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH SERIOUS
MENTAL ILLNESS.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services to provide adult mental health
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4661, subdivision 9, paragraph (a), clause (2),
to support increased availability of housing options with supports for persons with serious
mental illness. This appropriation is added to the base.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; LANDLORD RISK MITIGATION FUND.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
the Housing Finance Agency for grants to eligible applicants to create or expand risk
mitigation programs to reduce landlord financial risks for renting to persons eligible under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 245.4661, subdivision 9, paragraph (a), clause (2), 462A.204,
and 462A.2097. Eligible programs may reimburse landlords for costs including but not
limited to nonpayment of rent, or damage costs above those costs covered by security
deposits. The agency may give higher priority to applicants that demonstrate a matching
amount of money by a local unit of government, business, or nonprofit organization. Grantees
must establish a procedure to review and validate claims and reimbursements under this
grant program. Eligible grantees include but are not limited to nonprofit organizations under
Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.03, subdivision 22, and supportive housing providers
under Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4661, subdivision 9, paragraph (a), clause (2).
new text end