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102 STAT. 3258
PUBLIC LAW 100-628—NOV. 7, 1988
(b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than July 1, 1989, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to the Congress a report containing recommendations for legislative and regulatory changes designed to— (1) improve the ability of the program of aid to families with dependent children under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to respond to emergency needs of families who are eligible for such aid; and (2) eliminate the use of funds provided to States under such program to pay for the provision of shelter in commercial or similar transient facilities. Housing. 42 USC 11381 note.
SEC. 903. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO REDUCE NUMBER OF HOMELESS AFDC FAMILIES IN WELFARE HOTELS.
(a) IN GENERAL.—In order to enable States to provide housing for homeless families who are recipients of aid to families with dependent children under a State plan approved under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act in transitional facilities instead of in commercial or similar transient facilities, at least 2 but not more than 3 States may undertake and carry out demonstration projects in accordance with this section. States may use public or private nonprofit agencies in carrying out demonstration projects in accordance with this section. Etemonstration projects under this section shall meet such conditions and requirements as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall prescribe. (b) DUTIES OF SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.—The
Secretary shall— (1) consider all applications received from States desiring to conduct demonstration projects under this section; (2) transmit to the Comptroller General for review under subsection (e) a copy of each such application received; (3) approve at least 2 but not more thsui 3 applications involving projects which appear likely to contribute significantly to the achievement of the purpose of this section; and (4) make grants from funds appropriated to carry out this section to each State whose application is so approved to carry out the prqiect that is the subject of the application. (c) PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall not approve an application received from a State for a demonstration project under this section unless the State agency that administers the program of £dd to families with dependent children in the State under a State plan approved under pieu^ A of title IV of the Social Security Act demonstrates that the project will— (1) provide housing in transitional facilities only to homeless famihes who are recipients of aid to families with dependent children under the State plan and who reside in commercial or similar transient facilities; (2) permanently reduce the number of rooms used to house homeless families who are recipients of such aid in commercial or similar transient facilities by the number of units made available in transitional facilities in accordance with paragraph (1); and (3) provide that the Federal share of the total amount of cash assistance provided under the project to families residing in transitional facilities plus the total amount of grants made to the State under thu3 section must be less than or equal to the