Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/359

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PUBLIC LAW 101-645—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4749 and literacy services, parenting classes, training in consumer homemaking, and such other services as the Secretary shall deem necessary and appropriate; "(C) in the case of services provided by family case managers, needs assessment and support in accessing and maintaining appropriate public assistance and social services, referral for substance abuse counseling and treatment, counseling and crisis intervention, family advocacy services, and housing assistance activities, housing counseling and eviction or foreclosure prevention assistance and referral to sources of emergency rental or mortgeige assistance payments and home energy assistance, and other services as appropriate. "(7) Low INCOME.— The term 'low income' when applied to families or individuals means a family or individual income that does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for an individual or family in the area, as determined by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, except that such Secretary may establish income ceilings that are higher or lower than 80 percent of the median for the area on the basis of a finding by such Secretary that such variations are necessary because of prevailing levels of construction costs or unusually high or low individual or family incomes. "(8) SECRETARY. — The term 'Secretary' means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. "(9) VERY LOW INCOME.—The term 'very low income' when applied to families or individuals means a family or individual income that does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for an individual or family in the area, as determined by the Secretary, except that the Secretary may establish income ceilings that are higher or lower than 50 percent of the median for the area on the basis of a finding by the Secretary that such variations are necessary because of unusually high or low individual or family incomes. "SEC. 772. GENERAL GRANTS FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES. 42 USC 11482. "(a) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary is authorized to make not more than 30 grants to eligible entities in rural, urban and suburban areas to pay the cost of demonstration programs designed to encourage the provision of intensive and comprehensive supportive services that will enhance the physical, social, and educational development of low-income individuals and families, especially those individuals in very low-income families who were previously homeless and who are currently residing in governmentally subsidized housing or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Such grsints shall be of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective, and shall be distributed to various entities including those in or near public housing developments, and in low income areas both urban and nonurban. "(b) GATEWAY PROGRAMS.— The Secretary shall make available not more than 5 demonstration grants in each fiscal year for Gateway programs in accordance with section 775. "(c) AGREEMENTS WITH ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.— The Secretary shall enter into contracts, agreements, or other arrangements with eligible entities to carry out the provisions of this section. "(d) CONSIDERATIONS BY SECRETARY.— In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary shall consider—