Thursday, June 30, 2005

Ryun Authors Bill to Address Military Housing Needs

In response to an increase in troop levels at bases like Fort Riley, Rep. Ryun is introducing a bill today to fix a HUD regulation that currently prohibits enlisted servicemembers from exempting their Base Allowance for Housing from income for purposes of qualifying for low-income housing. It fixes an inconsistency with HUD's position that other housing assistance for lower income individuals does not count in determining income levels.

If passed, this legislation would allow builders to qualify for federal incentives to come into the Manhattan and Junction City area and build new housing to meet the needs caused by troop realignment.

The bottom line, it would help meet a pressing need in the Fort Riley area for housing.

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