HB 4013 – Modifies eligibility requirements for organizations that may receive grants from unaccompanied homeless youth grant program
Signed into law by Governor Brown on March 23, 2022 with an effective date of June 3, 2022.
February 8th Staff measure summary “Directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to establish a pilot program to assist school districts in preventing student homelessness with one-time housing assistance payments. Sunsets pilot January 2, 2023. Specifies criteria for organizations that provide services for unaccompanied homeless youth to be eligible for two-year grants from the Department of Human Services (DHS). Appropriates $437,500 to DHS for said grants. Expands tuition and fee waivers available for current and former foster youth, to include current and former homeless youth. Expands eligibility to access independent residence facilities currently available to unmarried persons, to include homeless youth, as defined, and appropriates $750,000 to DHS for this expansion. Appropriates $35,000 to DHS for grants to programs that assist homeless youth to apply for and access tuition and fee waivers and/or independent residence facilities. Directs DHS to include recommendations for legislation as specified and in consultation with Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), to reduce the numbers of youth experiencing homelessness by at least 25 percent over a five-year period, as part of an existing report to the legislature that is due September 15, 2022. Sunsets this additional reporting requirement January 2, 2023. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.”