Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/789

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2619 "(3) assistance for the certificate and voucher programs under section 8 (as in effect before the effective date under section 503(a) of the Quahty Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998); "(4) assistance from the Operating Fund under section 9(e); "(5) assistance from the Capital Fund under section 9(d); and "(6) tenant-based assistance under section 8 (as amended by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998). "SEC. 404. APPLICABILITY OF REQUIREMENTS UNDER PROGRAMS FOR COVERED HOUSING ASSISTANCE. "(a) IN GENERAL. —In each fiscal year of the demonstration program under this title, amounts made available to a participating jurisdiction under the demonstration program shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as such amounts would be subject to if made available under the provisions of this Act pursuant to which covered housing assistance is otherwise made available under this Act to the public housing agency for the jurisdiction, except that— "(1) the Secretary may waive any such term or condition identified by the jurisdiction to the extent that the Secretary determines such action to be appropriate to carry out the purposes of the demonstration program under this title; and "(2) the participating jurisdiction may combine the amounts made available and use the amounts for any activity eligible under the programs under sections 8 and 9. "(b) NUMBER OF FAMILIES ASSISTED.— In carrying out the demonstration program under this title, each participating jurisdiction shall assist substantially the same total number of eligible lowincome families as would have otherwise been served by the public housing agency for the jurisdiction had the jurisdiction not participated in the demonstration program under this title. "(c) PROTECTION OF RECIPIENTS. —This title may not be construed to authorize the termination of assistance to any recipient receiving assistance under this Act before the date of the enactment of this title as a result of the implementation of the demonstration program under this title. "(d) EFFECT ON ABILITY TO COMPETE FOR OTHER PROGRAMS. — This title may not be construed to affect the ability of any applying or participating jurisdiction (or a public housing agency for any such jurisdiction) to compete or otherwise apply for or receive assistance under any other housing assistance program administered by the Secretary. "SEC. 406. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. " (a) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.—Notwithstanding section 404(a)(1), the Secretary may not waive, with respect to any participating jurisdiction, any of the following provisions: "(1) The first sentence of paragraph (1) of section 3(a) (relating to eligibility of low-income families). "(2) Section 16 (relating to income eligibility and targeting of assistance). "(3) Paragraph (2) of section 3(a) (relating to rental pay- ments for public housing families). 42 USC 1437bbb-3. 42 USC 1437bbb-l.