Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/781

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276--OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2611 ^' i ^ (2) in paragraph (3))— (A) by striking "(b) or"; and (B) by adding at the end the following: "The Secretary Procedures, shall establish procedures for the compensation of public housing agencies that issue vouchers to families that move into or out of the jurisdiction of the public housing agency under portability procedures. The Secretary may reserve amounts available for assistance under subsection (o) to compensate those public housing agencies."; ' (3) by striking "(r)" and all that follows through the end of paragraph (1) and inserting the following: "(r) PORTABILITY. — (1) IN GENERAL. —(A) Any family receiving tenant-based assistance under subsection (o) may receive such assistance to rent an eligible dwelling unit if the dwelling unit to which the family moves is within any area in which a program is being administered under this section. "(B)(i) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) and subject to any exceptions established under clause (ii) of this subparagraph, a public housing agency may require that any family not living within the jurisdiction of the public housing agency at the time the family applies for assistance from the agency shall, during the 12-month period beginning on the date of initial receipt of housing assistance made available on behalf of the family from such agency, lease and occupy an eligible dwelling unit located within the jurisdiction served by the agency. "(ii) The Secretary may establish such exceptions to the authority of public housing agencies established under clause (i)."; and (5) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5) LEASE VIOLATIONS. — A family may not receive a voucher from a public housing agency and move to another jurisdiction under the tenant-based assistance program if the family has moved out of the assisted dwelling unit of the family in violation of a lease. ". SEC. 554. LEASING TO VOUCHER HOLDERS. Notwithstanding section 203(d) of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (as contained in section 101(e) of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134; 42 U.S.C. 1437f note)), section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) is amended by striking subsection (t). This section shall apply beginning upon, and the amendment made by this section is made on, and shall apply beginning upon, the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 555. HOMEOWNERSHIP OPTION. (a) IN GENERAL.— Section 8(y) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(y)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)— (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking "A family receiving" and all that follows through "if the family" and inserting the following: "A public housing agency providing tenant-based assistance on behalf of an eligible family under this section may provide assistance for an eligible famiily that purchases a dwelling unit (including a unit under a lease-purchase agreement) that will 42 USC 1437f note. Applicability.