The long journey of H.R. 1675, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009, is nearly over. Introduced in July of 2009 by Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the bill sought to update a national housing statute known as Section 811 that provides for affordable housing for low-income disabled individuals.
Murphy’s office issued a statement about the bill’s passage that cited input from both affordable housing experts and mental health professionals in Connecticut on the need for such housing. The bill is meant to address the lack of affordable housing that provides services for people with disabilities who are capable of living independently.