Sidney Herald: Tester says bill to cut public housing red tape would help eastern Montana

U.S. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Mike Johanns, R-Neb., are pushing a bipartisan proposal that cuts burdensome red tape for small public housing agencies nationwide so they can more easily provide affordable housing.

Tester and Johanns’ Small Housing Opportunity Act would simplify strict inspection and compliance requirements and eliminate excessive paperwork for public housing authorities that support fewer than 550 households. The changes will better match the requirements with the resources of small public housing agencies and allow them to focus on serving low-income families.