Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/762

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112 STAT. 2592 PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 "(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may require a public housing agency to provide to the Secretary or to public housing residents such information as the Secretary considers to be necessary for the administration of this section. "(2) APPLICABILITY OF SECTION IS. —Section 18 shall not apply to the demolition of public housing projects removed from the inventory of the public housing agency under this section.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Section 202 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (42 U.S.C. 14371 note) is repealed. 42 USC 1437Z-5 (c) TRANSITION. — •»ote. (1) USE OF AMOUNTS. —Any amounts made available to a public housing agency to carry out section 202 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (enacted as section 101(e) of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134; 110 Stat. 1321-279)) may be used, to the extent or in such amounts as are or have been provided in advance in appropriation Acts, to carry out section 33 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as added by subsection (a) of this section). Applicability. (2) SAVINGS PROVISION. —Notwithstanding the amendments made by this section, section 202 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (42 U.S.C. 14371 note) and any regulations implementing such section, as in effect immediately before the enactment of this Act, shall continue to apply to public housing developments identified by the Secretary or a public housing agency for conversion pursuant to that section or for assessment of whether such conversion is required prior to enactment of this Act. SEC. 538. LINKING SERVICES TO PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Title I of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.), as amended by the preceding provisions of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following new section: 42 USC 1437Z-6. "SEC. 34. SERVICES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS. "(a) IN GENERAL. — To the extent that amounts are provided in advance in appropriations Acts, the Secretary may make grants to public housing agencies on behalf of public housing residents, or directly to resident management corporations, resident councils, or resident organizations (including nonprofit entities supported by residents), for the purposes of providing a program of supportive services and resident empowerment activities to provide supportive services to public housing residents or assist such residents in becoming economically self-sufficient. "(b) ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES. —Grantees under this section may use such amounts only for activities on or near the property of the public housing agency or public housing project that are designed to promote the self-sufficiency of public housing residents or provide supportive services for such residents, including activities relating to— "(1) physical improvements to a public housing project in order to provide space for supportive services for residents;