Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/699

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2529 (i) by striking "County" and inserting "and Rockland Counties"; and (ii) by inserting "each" before "such county; (B) in the last sentence— ' (i) by striking "County the 1st place it appears and inserting "or Rockland Counties"; and (ii) by striking "County" the 2d place it appears and inserting "and Rockland Counties"; and (C) by adding at the end the following new sentences: New York. "In determining areas that are designated as difficult development areas for purposes of the low-income housing tax credit, the Secretary shall include Westchester and Rockland Counties, New York, in the New York City metropolitan area.". (2) APPLICABILITY. —The amendments made by this para- 42 USC I437a graph are made on, and shall apply beginning upon, the date note. of the enactment of this Act. (d) AVAILABILITY OF INCOME MATCHING INFORMATION.— (1) AVAILABILITY. —Section 3 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a), as amended by the preceding provisions of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: " (f) AVAILABILITY OF INCOME MATCHING INFORMATION.— "(1) DISCLOSURE TO PHA. —^A public housing agency shall require any family described in paragraph (2) who receives information regarding income, earnings, wages, or unemploy- ment compensation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to income verification procedures of the Department to disclose such information, upon receipt of the information, to the public housing agency that owns or operates the public housing dwelling unit in which such family resides or that provides the housing assistance under this Act on behalf of such family, as applicable. "(2) FAMILIES COVERED.—^A family described in this paragraph is a family that resides in a dwelling unit— "(A) that is a public housing dwelling unit; or "(B) for which tenant-based assistance is provided under section 8.". (2) PROTECTION OF APPLICANTS AND PARTICIPANTS.— Section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 3544) is amended— (A) in subsection (b)— (i) in paragraph (2), by striking "and" at the end; (iii) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and (ii) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4) only in the case of an applicant or participant that is a member of a family described in section 3(f)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(f)(2)), sign an agreement under which the applicant or participant agrees to provide to the appropriate public housing agency the information required under section 3(f)(1) of such Act for the sole purpose of the public housing agency verifying income information pertinent to the applicant's or participant's eligibility or level of benefits, and comply with such agreement."; and