HR 4930: Disaster Assistance Rental Fairness Act
Disaster Rental Fairness Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2018.
On February 5, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives introduced and referred the Disaster Assistance Rental Fairness Act to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill was sponsored by Representative John Culberson of Texas. The bill seeks to add a subsection to the Stafford Act by prohibiting the consideration of “income of an individual or household in determining whether to provide, or continue to provide, to that individual or household rental assistance under this section.”
42 USC §5174(j) allows for the president to promulgate rules on determining eligibility. 44 CFR §206.113 speaks in generalities and doesn’t have a specific provision requiring the use of income in determining rental assistance eligibility. See also 44 CFR §206.117 (Referring to §206.113 when determining eligibility for rental assistance). However, the Individuals and Households Program Unified Guidance details exactly how the amount of rental assistance is determined by using the monthly adjusted gross income of adults in the household receiving rental assistance. This bill seeks to change that.