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House Committee on Urban Affairs - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Bill Carter, Chair
Kevin Bailey, Vice Chair
Lon Burnam
William "Bill" Callegari
Al Edwards
Harryette Ehrhardt
Fred Hill
Elizabeth Ames Jones
Manny Najera
  • Review the roles of the state and of local public housing authorities in increasing access to housing assistance for the state's poorest families and in supporting families making the transition from welfare to work.
  • Examine the definition and roles of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) and non-profit housing entities. Assess standards they should meet in order to qualify for set-asides, tax exemptions and other forms of special consideration.

  • Study the potential for improving the performance of public institutions by fostering cooperative efforts among employees and employers, including the long-standing controversies related to various forms of bargaining by groups that do not advocate the right to strike.

  • Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including implementation of sunset legislation, and specifically including requirements to target single family mortgage loans to underserved geographic and economic populations and new Section 8 home ownership initiatives.

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