Congregate Housing Services Pilot Program; created, reports. (HB1162)

Introduced By

Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department for the Aging; congregate housing services pilot program for frail elderly individuals. Directs the Department for the Aging to establish a four-year pilot congregate housing services program for frail elderly individuals. The Department is authorized to enter into contracts with qualified housing projects to establish the congregate housing services programs. The Department, in consultation with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, shall develop criteria for the selection of pilot areas that shall include an assessment of the qualified housing project's proposal for the congregate housing services program and the area's plan for community involvement, including the involvement of the area agency on aging, the local department of social services, and the local department of housing. The Department shall submit to the House and Senate Committees on General Laws a report outlining the plan for the congregate housing services for frail elderly individuals by November 1, 2006. The qualified housing project shall specify the type and priorities of the supportive services it will provide during the term of the contract and such services shall be related to the needs and characteristics of the residents. The qualified housing project shall establish a fee schedule for each supportive service and residents shall contribute financially toward the cost of services, according to their ability to pay based on their income. Any fees charged shall not exceed the cost of providing the services. The Department shall determine an individual's eligibility for the congregate housing services program and the services subsidy, i.e., the sum necessary to provide supportive services to an eligible participant in excess of that individual's ability to pay for services, to be paid by the Department. The Department shall evaluate and report on the impact and effectiveness of the congregate housing services program for frail elderly individuals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067672301
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #1 Housing (Suit)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1162)
01/31/2006Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2006Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/15/2006Left in Appropriations