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LRB-2363/1
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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 4, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Olsen and Carpenter, cosponsored by
Representatives Plumer, Steineke, Rodriguez, Snyder, Pronschinske,
Kurtz, James, Dittrich, Felzkowski, Rohrkaste, Tittl, Mursau, Spiros,
Steffen, Allen, Duchow, Kulp, Petryk, Petersen, Thiesfeldt, Kitchens,
Edming, Schraa, Krug, Murphy, Subeck, Sinicki and Novak. Referred to
Committee on Utilities and Housing.
SB144,1,4 1An Act to renumber 16.303 (1); to amend 16.303 (2) (intro.), 16.303 (3) (a),
216.303 (3) (b) and 16.304 (1) (a); and to create 16.303 (1g) and 16.303 (1r) (am)
3of the statutes; relating to: grants to defray housing costs and for diversion
4programming and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides an additional $500,000 in each fiscal year of the 2019-21
fiscal biennium for grants or loans to persons or families of low or moderate income
to defray housing costs.
The bill also provides $300,000 for grants or loans to eligible organizations to
assist persons or families of low or moderate income to obtain and participate in
diversion programming. The bill defines “diversion programming” as short-term
intervention that supports persons or families of low or moderate income in
identifying immediate, safe housing arrangements, other than temporary shelters,
including by utilizing conflict resolution and mediation skills to reconnect the
individuals or families to their support systems.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB144,1
1Section 1. 16.303 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 16.303 (1r).
SB144,2 2Section 2. 16.303 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
SB144,2,73 16.303 (1g) In this section, “diversion programming” means short-term
4intervention that supports persons or families of low or moderate income in
5identifying immediate, safe housing arrangements, other than a temporary shelter,
6including by utilizing conflict resolution and mediation skills to reconnect the
7individuals or families to their support systems.
SB144,3 8Section 3. 16.303 (1r) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
SB144,2,169 16.303 (1r) (am) From the appropriation under s. 20.505 (7) (b), subject to sub.
10(2), make grants or loans to agents designated under s. 16.304 to assist persons or
11families of low or moderate income in obtaining and participating in diversion
12programming. The department shall ensure that the funds for the grants or loans
13are reasonably balanced among geographic areas of the state that correspond to the
14geographic areas served by each continuum of care organization designated by the
15federal department of housing and urban development, consistent with the quality
16of applications submitted.
SB144,4 17Section 4. 16.303 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB144,2,1918 16.303 (2) (intro.) In connection with grants and loans under sub. (1) (1r), the
19department shall do all of the following:
SB144,5 20Section 5. 16.303 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB144,2,2221 16.303 (3) (a) The department may make grants or loans under sub. (1) (1r) (a)
22directly or through agents designated under s. 16.304.
SB144,6 23Section 6. 16.303 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB144,2,2524 16.303 (3) (b) The department may administer and disburse funds from a grant
25or loan under sub. (1) (1r) (a) or (am) on behalf of the recipient of the grant or loan.
SB144,7
1Section 7. 16.304 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB144,3,32 16.304 (1) (a) Award grants and loans under s. 16.303 (1) (1r) and (2) subject
3to the approval of the department.
SB144,8 4Section 8 . Fiscal changes.
SB144,3,125 (1) Grants or loans to defray housing costs. In the schedule under s. 20.005
6(3) for the appropriation to the department of administration under s. 20.505 (7) (b),
7the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $500,000 for grants or loans
8under s. 16.303 (1r) (a) to persons or families of low or moderate income to defray
9housing costs. In the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the
10department of administration under s. 20.505 (7) (b), the dollar amount for fiscal year
112020-21 is increased by $500,000 for grants or loans under s. 16.303 (1r) (a) to
12persons or families of low or moderate income to defray housing costs.
SB144,3,1913 (2) Grants or loans for diversion programming. In the schedule under s.
1420.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of administration under s. 20.505
15(7) (b), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2019-20 is increased by $300,000 for grants
16or loans under s. 16.303 (1r) (am) for diversion programming. In the schedule under
17s. 20.005 (3) for the appropriation to the department of administration under s.
1820.505 (7) (b), the dollar amount for fiscal year 2020-21 is increased by $300,000 for
19grants or loans under s. 16.303 (1r) (am) for diversion programming.
SB144,3,2020 (End)
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