PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2531 "(i) IN GENERAL.—Each public housing agency that, before the enactment of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, was required under this section to carry out a local Family Self-Sufficiency program shall continue to operate such local program for the number of families determined under paragraph (3), subject only to the availability under appropriations Acts of sufficient amounts for housing assistance. "(ii) REDUCTION. — The number of families for which an agency is required under clause (i) to operate such local program shall be decreased by one for each family that, sifter enactment of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, fulfills its obligations under the contract of participation."; (2) in subsection (d), by striking the second paragraph that is designated as paragraph (3) (relating to use of escrow savings accounts for section 8 homeownership; as added by section 185(b) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-550; 106 Stat. 3747)); and (3) in subsection (f)(1), by inserting "carrying out a local program under this section" after "Each public housing agency", (b) APPLICABILITY.— The amendments made by this subsection are made on, and shall apply beginning upon, the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 510. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS. Section 5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(1) PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS.—None of the funds made available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to carry out this Act, which are obligated to State or local governments, public housing agencies, housing finance agencies, or other public or quasi-public housing agencies, shall be used to indemnify contractors or subcontractors of the government or agency against costs associated with judgments of infringement of intellectual property rights.". SEC. 511. PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY PLAN. (a) IN GENERAL. —Title I of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 5 the following new section: "SEC. 5A. PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY PLANS. "(a) 5-YEAR PLAN. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — Subject to paragraph (2), not less than once every 5 fiscal years, each public housing agency shall submit to the Secretary a plan that includes, with respect to the 5 fiscal years immediately following the date on which the plan is submitted— "(A) a statement of the mission of the public housing agency for serving the needs of low-income and very lowincome families in the jurisdiction of the public housing agency during such fiscal years; and "(B) a statement of the goals and objectives of the public housing agency that will enable the public housing agency to serve the needs identified pursuant to subparagraph (A) during those fiscal years. 42 USC 14370 note. 42 USC 1437C-1.
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