University of Missouri

49-81: A Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 49-81

A Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 1547/S. 781) eliminates a distinction in existing tax law that would result in allowing tax-exempt charitable and educational organizations to make grants to non-University owned not-for-profit student housing entities that provide collegiate student housing; and

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act would make college more affordable at no cost to taxpayers by offering a housing alternative less expensive than University housing; and

WHEREAS, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act results in safer student housing by encouraging charitable contributions to collegiate housing for installation of life saving equipment such as fire sprinklers, smoke detectors, and alarm systems; and

WHEREAS, 2,100 of 23,000 undergraduate students currently live in non-University owned not-for-profit student housing and 9% of students at the University of Missouri live in non-University-owned not-for-profit housing during their collegiate years;

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Missouri Student Association supports Congressional passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Missouri Student Association asks the Missouri Congressional Delegation to sponsor the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michelle Horan, Student Affairs Chair

Sarah Danner, Campus and Community Relations

Evan Wood, Senate Speaker