Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/47

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PUBLIC LAW 102-550 —OCT. 28, 1992 106 STAT. 3685 (b) EXCEPTION TO REQUIRED ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.— Section 23(b)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437u(b)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraphs (A) through (D) and inserting the following: "(A) lack of supportive services accessible to eligible families, which shall include insufficient availability of resources for programs under the Job Training Partnerships Act or the Job Opportunities and Basic Slalls Training Program under part F of title IV of the Social Security Act; "(B) lack of funding for reasonable administrative costs; "(C) lack of cooperation by other units of State or local government; or "(D) any other circumstances that the Secretary may consider appropriate. In allocating assistance available for reservation under this Act, the Secretary may not refuse to provide assistance or decrease the amount of assistance that would otherwise be provided to any public housing agency because the agency has provided a certification under this paragraph or because, pursuant to a certification, the agency has railed to carry out a self-sufficiency program.". (c) NONPARTICIPATION. —Section 23(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437u(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4) NONPARTICIPATION. —Assistance under the certificate or voucher programs under section 8 for a family that elects not to participate in a local program shall not be delayed by reason of such election.". (d) CONTRACT OF PARTICIPATION. —Section 23(c)(l) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437u(c)(l)) is amended— (1) in the second sentence, by inserting after "program" the following: ", shall establish specific interim and final goals by which compliance with and performance of the contract may be measured,"; and (2) by striking the last sentence and inserting the following new sentences: ^he contract shall provide that the public housing agency may terminate or withhold assistance under section 8 and services under paragraph (2) of this subsection if the public housing agency determines, through an administrative grievance procedure in accordance with the requirements of section 6(k), that the family has failed to comply with the requirements of the contract without good cause (which may include a loss or reduction in access to supportive services, or a change in circumstances that makes the family or individual unsuitable for participation).". (e) SUPPORTIVE SERVICES. —The first sentence of section 23(c)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437u(c)(2)) is amended by striking "to each participating family" the second place it appears. (f) ESCROW SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. — Section 23(d)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437u(d)(2)) is amended in the last sentence by striking "only after" and all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting the following: "after the family ceases to receive income assistance under Federal or State welfare programs, upon successful performance of the obligations of the family under the contract of participation entered