Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 48 History

DOWNLOAD  wpd  |  Email


 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 48

(By Senators Unger, Edgell, Cookman, Laird, Miller,

Palumbo, Stollings and M. Hall)

____________

[Originating in the Select Committee on Children and Poverty]

_____________

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the availability of affordable housing in West Virginia; the effect of insufficient affordable housing on a child’s education; the best methods to increase availability of affordable housing to those in poverty with children; and potential sources of funding and financing for additional affordable housing.

    Whereas, It is recognized that West Virginia lacks sufficient availability of affordable housing for the most impoverished of its citizens; and

    Whereas, Those in poverty who face the greatest difficulties with locating safe, affordable housing are families with school-aged children; and

    Whereas, The effects of a transient and unstable lifestyle are the greatest on and most detrimental to a child’s education; and

    Whereas, Several entities exist that provide assistance in addressing this problem, including the West Virginia Housing Development Fund and the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund; and

    Whereas, There are many options in funding additional affordable housing, many of which need further exploration and consideration; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the availability of affordable housing in West Virginia; the effect of insufficient affordable housing on a child’s education; the best methods to increase availability of affordable housing to those in poverty with children; and potential sources of funding and financing for additional affordable housing; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate Select Committee on Children and Poverty, the West Virginia Housing Development Fund and the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund are requested to assist the Joint Committee on Government and Finance in its study of affordable housing availability; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature ***