A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS TRANSITIONING FROM INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS TO INTEGRATED COMMUNITY-BASED SETTINGS, TO CLARIFY HOW FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE USED, AND TO CREATE A COMMUNITY LIVING HOUSING FUND WITHIN THE HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY TO INTEGRATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES INTO COMMUNITY-BASED SUPPORTED HOUSING.
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends proposed GS 122C-20.11 to no longer require a transition plan for an approved housing slot to identify the individual's assistive technology needs. Also deletes proposed GS Chapter 168, Article 2A, Assistive Technology for Individuals Transitioning into Community Living.
Amends proposed GS 122E-3A to no longer terminate the Transitions to Community Living Fund on June 30, 2020, within the statute. Instead, adds new Section 5 to the act, which includes an uncodified provision terminating the Transitions to Community Living Fund on June 30, 2020, reverting any remaining balance to the General Fund.
No longer appropriates specified funds to the Department of Health and Human Services. Provides instead that funds appropriated to DHHS for the 2013-15 biennium to develop and implement housing, support, and other services for people with mental illness under the Department of Justice settlement agreement must be used for the purposes that were specified for the use of the amount appropriated in the previous edition. Amends those purposes to require any funds appropriated for the 2014-15 fiscal year not used for the specified purposes be used to provide a comprehensive array of services that individuals need to transition to and be maintained in the community. Changes the effective date of this section from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2013.
Deletes the appropriation to the Transitions to Community Living Fund.
Makes technical corrections and clarifying changes. Amends the act's title.
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