Madison –Today, Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) was pleased to join her fellow Republicans in support for initiatives to find a permanent solution to homelessness as part of the new “A Hand for the Homeless” initiative. The package of eight bills was passed on the Assembly Floor this afternoon with bipartisan support.
“I am excited to see AB 121 pass the Assembly with support from both sides of the aisle. Preventing homelessness is a priority for everyone. The “A Hand for the Homeless” package, including AB 121, will take measurable steps in funneling resources towards initiatives in every aspect of the issue including preventing homelessness, providing job skills training to low-income individuals at risk for homelessness, and helping individuals facing chronic homelessness avenues to find long-term stability,” shared Rep. Dittrich.
AB 121, authored by Rep. Dittrich, would create a Housing Navigation Grant to work with landlords to find permanent house units for individuals with difficulties in maintaining permanent, stable places of residence. The funds will also be used to mediate any disputes that may arise between these tenants and landlords.
“A Hand for the Homeless” initiative is part of the “A Hand and a Home: Foundation for Success a statewide, comprehensive plan from theInteragency Council on Homelessness, created with bipartisan support, aimed at addressing homelessness in Wisconsin.