RD332 - Auxiliary Grant Supportive Housing – August 1, 2019
In 2016, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 675, which amended the Code of Virginia and added a new setting to the Auxiliary Grant (AG) Program. Under this new provision, individuals may receive AG while residing in a supportive housing setting. By August 1 of each year, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is required to report, for each month of the previous fiscal year, the number of AG recipients living in supportive housing to the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget and the Chairmen of the House of Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.
As of June 2019, there are 33 AG recipients residing in supportive housing. This represents a 44% increase in AG supportive housing recipients from state fiscal year (SFY) 2018.