PUBLIC LAW 102-550 —OCT. 28, 1992 106 STAT. 3715 SEC. 146. DEFINITIONS OF "PROJECT-BASED ASSISTANCE" AND TEN- ANT-BASED ASSISTANCE". Section 8(f) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(f)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (4), by striking "and" at the end; (2) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(6) the term 'project-based assistance' means rental assistance under subsection (b) that is attached to the structure pursuant to subsection (d)(2); and "(7) the term 'tenant-based assistance' means rental assistance under subsection (b) or (o) that is not project-based assistance.". SEC. 147. PORTABILITY. Section 8(r)(l) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(r)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: "; except that any family not living within the jurisdiction of a public housing agency at the time that such family applies for assistance from such agency shall, during the 12-month period beginning upon the receipt of any tenant-based rental assistance made available on behalf of the family, use such assistance to rent an eligible dwelling unit located within the jurisdiction served by such public housing agency". SEC. 148. FAMILY UNIFICATION ASSISTANCE. Section 8(x)(l) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (12 42 USC i437f. U.S.C. 1437fi:x)(l)) is amended to read as follows: "(1) INCREASE IN BUDGET AUTHORITY.—The budget authority available under section 5(c) for assistance under section 8(b) is authorized to be increased by $100,000,000 on or after October 1, 1992, and by $104,200,000 on or after October 1, 1993. ". SEC. 149. IMPLEMENTATION OF AMENDMENTS TO PROJECT-BASED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall issue any final regulations necessary to carry out the amendments made by section 547 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act not later than the expiration of the 180-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. The regulations shall be issued after notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the provisions of section 553 of title 5, United States Code (notwithstanding subsections (a)(2), (b)(B), and (d)(3) of such section) and shall take effect upon the expiration of the 30-day period beginning upon issuance. SEC. 150. EFFECTIVENESS OF SECTION 8 ASSISTANCE FOR PHA- OWNED UNITS. The amendments made by section 548 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act shall be effective notwithstanding the absence of any regulations issued by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Regulations. 42 USC 1437f note. 42 USC 1437f note.
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