Status Summary

First reading, referred to Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 1.19.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 1.22.21 

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on 1.29.21; 1st substitute bill passed.

Referred to Appropriations on 2.2.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 3.15.

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 3.18.21; 2nd substitute bill passed.

Referred to Rules 2 Review on 3.22.21.

Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.23.21.

2nd substitute bill substituted. 

Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.28.21.

In the Senate

First reading, referred to Ways & Means on 3.30.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.5.21.

Executive session scheduled in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.10.21 at 8:00 a.m.

Executive session scheduled, but no action taken,  in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.10.21

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.12.21; majority pass with amendments. 

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 4.13.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules on 4.14.21.

(updated 4.23.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Ormsby

With few exceptions, HB1277 requires the county auditor to collect a surcharge of $100 for each document recorded.  The bill lays out how the funds will be distributed, including, but not limited to: 
(a) Fund supportive housing
(b) Project-based vouchers for nonprofit housing providers
(c) Foreclosure prevention services
(d) Rental assistance for people experiencing homelessness
(e) Tenant education and legal assistance.

Additionally, the eviction prevention rental assistance program is created to prevent evictions by providing resources to households most likely to become homeless or to suffer severe health consequences, or both, after an eviction while prioritizing households disproportionately impacted by public health emergencies, homelessness, and housing instability. 
And among other provisions, HB1277 requires that grantees work with organizations rooted in communities of color to assist and serve marginalized populations within their communities.  At least 10% of the grant total must be sub-granted to organizations that serve and are substantially governed by marginalized populations.