To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. EXCLUSION FROM INCOME.
Paragraph (4) of section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)(4)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``and any amounts'' and inserting ``, any amounts''; (2) by striking ``or any deferred'' and inserting ``, any deferred''; and (3) by inserting after ``prospective monthly amounts'' the following: ``, and any expenses related to aid and attendance as detailed under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code''.
SEC. 3. UTILITY ALLOWANCES AND DATA.
Section 8(o) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: ``(D) Utility allowance.-- ``(i) In general.--In determining the monthly assistance payment for a family under subparagraphs (A) and (B), the amount allowed for tenant-paid utilities shall not exceed the appropriate utility allowance for the family unit size as determined by the public housing agency regardless of the size of the dwelling unit leased by the family. ``(ii) Exception for families including persons...