Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/709

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2539 by subsection (a) of this section), the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct— (A) a review of a representative sample of the public housing agency plans approved under such section 5A before such date; and (B) an audit and review of the public housing agencies submitting such plans. (2) REPORT. —Not later than 2 years after the date on which public housing agency plans are initially required to be submitted under section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as added by subsection (a) of this section) the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Congress a report, which shall include— (A) a description of the results of each audit and review under paragraph (1); and (B) any recommendations for increasing compliance by public housing agencies with their public housing agency plans approved under section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as added by subsection (a) of this section). (d) CONTRACT PROVISIONS.— Section 6(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d(a)) is amended— (1) in the first sentence, by inserting ", in a manner consistent with the public housing agency plan" before the period; and (2) by striking the second sentence. (e) APPLICABILITY. —This section shall take effect, and the 42 USC I437c-i. amendments made by this section are made on, and shall apply beginning upon, the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 512. COMMUNITY SERVICE AND FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 12 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437j) is amended— (1) in the section heading, by inserting "AND COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT" after "LABOR STANDARDS"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsections: "(c) COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT. — "(1) IN GENERAL. —Except as provided in paragraph (2) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, each adult resident of a public housing project shall— "(A) contribute 8 hours per month of community service (not including political activities) within the community in which that adult resides; or "(B) participate in an economic self-sufficiency program (as that term is defined in subsection (g)) for 8 hours per month. " (2) EXEMPTIONS. — The Secretary shall provide an exemption from the applicability of paragraph (1) for any individual who— "(A) is 62 years of age or older; "(B) is a blind or disabled individual, as defined under section 216(i)(l) or 1614 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 416(i)(l); 1382c), and who is unable to comply with this section, or is a primary caretaker of such individual; "(C) is engaged in a work activity (as such term is defined in section 407(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 607(d)), as in effect on and after July 1, 1997));