House Passes Major Legislation Introduced by Rep. Mike Levin to Support Veteran Housing and Employment
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Dependable Employment and Living Improvements for Veterans’ Economic Recovery (DELIVER) Act, legislation led by Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) that includes six bipartisan bills he introduced to strengthen and expand services for homeless and unemployed veterans. The legislation will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide more services for homeless veterans, improve and expand eligibility for the HUD-VA Supportive Housing program, create a rapid retraining program for unemployed veterans, improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for servicemembers returning to civilian life, and more. A section-by-section summary of the bill is available here.
“Now more than ever, veterans are struggling to find jobs and secure housing, and we must do more to help them get back on their feet,” said Rep. Levin, Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. “I have seen veterans and their families in my district lining up for food, heard from veterans who couldn’t access desperately-needed housing resources, and met with former servicemembers who struggled to start new careers despite services that should’ve been there for them. No veteran should go hungry, homeless, or jobless. I am proud to lead the DELIVER Act so that we can do right by our veterans and provide the housing and employment opportunities they deserve. I’ve had positive conversations with my colleagues in the Senate and I am hopeful that this legislation will receive a vote and arrive on the President’s desk this year.”
The DELIVER Act includes six bills introduced by Rep. Levin:
The DELIVER Act also includes: