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HB 2667: Relating to improving housing stability for people with disabilities and seniors by amending eligibility for the essential needs and housing support and the aged, blind, or disabled assistance programs

HB 2667 would allow recipients of the Aged, Blind, And Disabled Assistance Program, who are either homeless or at substantial risk of losing stable housing or housing support services, and meet other eligibility requirements, for a referral for essential needs and housing support.   

The bill also removes current law prohibiting persons who are unemployable due primarily to alcohol or drug addition from being referred for essential needs and housing support.  

Additionally, HB2667 allows persons to receive aged, blind or disabled assistance benefits concurrently with essential needs and housing program support; and requires the Department Of Social And Health Services to share client data for individuals eligible for essential needs and housing support with the Department Of Commerce and designated essential needs and housing support entities.  

Finally, the bill requires the Department Of Commerce to provide a secure and current list of individuals eligible for the essential needs and housing support program to designated entities within each county and stipulates that the list must be updated at least monthly. Information required to be provided is delineated.

*Companion to SB 6502