Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/379

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PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1259 Urban Development and the Farmers Home Administration; and "(X) issues related to transfer from one project or program to another; and "(3) AWARD OF GRANTS.—The Commissioner shall award grants under paragraph (1) to agencies in rural, urban, and other settings. "(4) APPLICATION.—To be eligible to receive a grant under paragraph (1), an agency shall submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Commissioner may require, including, at a minimtmi— "(A) an assurance that the agency will conduct training of professional and volunteer stan who will provide services through the housing ombudsmem demonstration program; "(B) in the case of an application submitted by an area agency on aging, an endorsement of the program b^r the State agency serving the State in which the program will be established, and an assurance by the State agency that the agency will work with the area agency in carrying out the program; and "(C) a plan to involve in the demonstration program the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Ih-ban Development, the Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, any individual or entity described in paragraph (2)(A) through which the agency intends to provide the services, and other agencies involved in publicly assisted housing programs. "(5) ELIGIBLE AGENCIES. — A gencies eligible to receive grants under this section shall include— "(A) State agencies; "(B) area agencies on aging; and "(C) other nonprofit entities, including providers of services under the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and the elder rights and legal assistance development program described in chapters 2 and 4, respectively, of subtitle A of title VIL "(b) FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION ASSISTANCE AND REUEF SERV- ICES DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS.— "(1) GRANTS.—The Commissioner shall make grants to States to carry out demonstration programs to develop methods or implement laws— "(A) to prevent or delay the foreclosure on housing owned and occupied by older individuals or the eviction of older individuals from housing the individuals rent; "(B) to obtain alternative housing as a resiilt of such foreclosure or eviction; and "(C) to assist older individuals to understand the rights and obligations of the individuals under laws relating to housing ownership and occupancy. "(2) NOTIFICATION PROCESS.— A State that receives a grant under paragraph (1) shall establish methods, including a notification process— "(A) to assist older individuals who are incapable of, or have difficulty in, understanding the circumstances and consequences of foreclosure on or eviction from housing the individuals occupy; and