HR 1851 - Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 - National Key Vote

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Title: Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes changes to the requirements, availability, funding, and use of the housing voucher program.


  • Requires biennial inspections of each assisted housing unit to make sure that the unit is maintained according to the required standards (Sec. 2).
  • Allows the public housing agency to establish a tenant rent structure that is based on the rental value of the unit and adjusted according to inflation, is tiered according to the income-level of the tenant, and calculates the rent based on a percentage of family income (Sec. 3).
  • Provides funding for any public housing agency that participates in the Moving to Work program or housing innovation program (Sec. 6).
  • Allows a public housing agency to provide a down-payment assistance grant not exceeding $10,000 instead of monthly assistance payments to aid in the purchase of a home (Sec. 8).
  • Creates the Housing Innovation Program to increase the housing opportunities for low-income families and provide financial incentives to families to obtain employment (Sec. 16).
  • Requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase access for persons with limited English proficiency by developing a housing information resource center that provides translations of written materials and a toll-free customer service hotline (Sec. 18).
  • Appropriates as much funding as is necessary to assist 20,000 dwelling units each year for the fiscal years 2008 through 2012 (Sec. 20).