Volunteer First Responder Housing Act Introduced in Congress
July 27, 2021
The Volunteer First Responder Housing Act (H.R. 4377/S. 2316) was introduced recently by U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Mike Bost (R-IL) and U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Jon Tester (D-MT). The bill would expand eligibility for volunteer fire and EMS personnel to receive a loan through the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It would also make volunteers eligible to participate in the Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program, through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
You can use the NVFC’s Legislative Action Center to ask your U.S. Representative and Senators to cosponsor H.R. 4377 and S. 2316.
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