112 STAT. 2626 PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 (4) LOCAL REVIEW AND MONITORING MODELS. —Various models providing for local, resident, and community review and monitoring of such agencies and housing providers, including systems for review and monitoring by local and State governmental bodies and agencies. (5) PRIVATE MODELS. — Various models using private contractors for review and monitoring of such agencies and housing providers. (6) OTHER MODELS.— Various models of any other systems that may be more effective and efficient in regulating and evaluating such agencies and housing providers. (d) CONSULTATION.— The entity that, pursuant to subsection (e), carries out the study under this section shall, in carrying out the study, consult with individuals and organizations experienced in managing public housing, private real estate managers, representatives from State and local governments, residents of public housing, families and individuals receiving tenant-based assistance, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Comptroller General of the United States. (e) CONTRACT TO CONDUCT STUDY. — Deadline. (1) IN GENERAL. —Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall enter into a contract, within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, with a public or nonprofit private entity to conduct the study under this section, using amounts made available pursuant to subsection (g). (2) NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. —The Secretary shall request the National Academy of Public Administration to enter into the contract under paragraph (1) to conduct the study under this section. If such Academy declines to conduct the study, the Secretary shall carry out such paragraph through other public or nonprofit private entities, selected through a competitive process. Deadlines. (f) REPORT. — (1) INTERIM REPORT. — The Secretary shall ensure that, not later than the expiration of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the execution of the contract under subsection (e)(1), the entity conducting the study under this section submits to the Congress an interim report describing the actions taken to carry out the study, the actions to be taken to complete the study, and any findings and recommendations available at the time. (2) FINAL REPORT. — The Secretary shall ensure that— (A) not later than the expiration of the 12-month period beginning on the date of the execution of the contract under subsection (e)(1), the study required under this section is completed and a report describing the findings and recommendations as a result of the study is submitted to the Congress; and (B) before submitting the report under this paragraph to the Congress, the report is submitted to the Secretary, national organizations for public housing agencies, and other appropriate national organizations at such time to provide the Secretary and such agencies an opportunity to review the report and provide written comments on the report, which shall be included together with the report upon submission to the Congress under subparagraph (A).
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