Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/776

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112 STAT. 2606 PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 Register, for each geographic area, establishing the amount of the fee that would apply for public housing agencies administering the program, based on changes in wage data or other objectively measurable data that reflect the costs of administering the program, as determined by the Secretary. "(D) INCREASE. — The Secretary may increase the fee if necessary to reflect the higher costs of administering small programs and programs operating over large geographic areas. "(E) DECREASE.— The Secretary may decrease the fee for units owned by a public housing agency to reflect reasonable costs of administration. "(2) FEE FOR PRELIMINARY EXPENSES.— The Secretary shall also establish reasonable fees (as determined by the Secretary) for— "(A) the costs of preliminary expenses, in the amount of $500, for a public housing agency, except that such fee shall apply to an agency only in the first year that the agency administers a tenant-based assistance program under this section, and only if, immediately before the effective date under section 503(a) of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, the agency was not administering a tenant-based assistance program under the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as in effect immediately before such effective date), in connection with its initial increment of assistance received; "(B) the costs incurred in assisting families who experience difficulty (as determined by the Secretary) in obtaining appropriate housing under the programs; and "(C) extraordinary costs approved by the Secretary. "(3) TRANSFER OF FEES IN CASES OF CONCURRENT GEO- GRAPHICAL JURISDICTION.— In each fiscal year, if any public housing agency provides tenant-based assistance under this section on behalf of a family who uses such assistance for a dwelling unit that is located within the jurisdiction of such agency but is also within the jurisdiction of another public housing agency, the Secretary shall take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that the public housing agency that provides the services for a family receives all or part of the administrative fee under this section (as appropriate). "(4) APPLICABILITY. — This subsection shall apply to fiscal year 1999 and fiscal years thereafter.". SEC. 548. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL IN ASSISTED HOUSING. Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) is amended— (1) by transferring and inserting subsection (z) after subsection (y) (and before subsection (aa)); and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(cc) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, in the case of assistance attached to a structure, for the purpose of increasing security for the residents of a project, an owner may admit, and assistance under this section