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To establish a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and... Read More

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To establish a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.

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 ``Housing Assistance for Veterans Act of 2012'' or the ``HAVEN Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act: (1) Disabled.--The term ``disabled'' means an individual with a disability, as defined by section 12102 of title 42, United States Code. (2) Eligible veteran.--The term ``eligible veteran'' means a disabled or low-income veteran. (3) Energy efficient features or equipment.--The term ``energy efficient features or equipment'' means features of, or equipment in, a primary residence that help reduce the amount of electricity used to heat, cool, or ventilate such residence, including insulation, weatherstripping, air sealing, heating system repairs, duct sealing, or other measures. (4) Low-income veteran.--The term ``low-income veteran'' means a veteran whose income does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for an area, as determined by the Secretary. (5) Nonprofit organization.--The term ``nonprofit organization'' means an organization that is-- (A) described in section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and (B) exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code. (6) Primary residence.-- (A) In general.--The term ``primary residence'' means a single family house, a duplex, or a unit within a multiple-dwelling structure that is an...

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To establish a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.

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