Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/810

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112 STAT. 2640 PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 42 USC 1437d. 42 USC 13662. Standards. (A) has successfully completed a supervised drug or alcohol rehabilitation program (as applicable) and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as applicable); (B) has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as applicable); or (C) is participating in a supervised drug or alcohol rehabilitation program (as applicable) and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as applicable). (c) AUTHORITY TO DENY ADMISSION To CRIMINAL OFFENDERS..— Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b) of this section and in addition to any other authority to screen applicants, in selecting among applicants for admission to the program or to federally assisted housing, if the public housing agency or owner of such housing (as applicable) determines that an applicant or any member of the applicant's household is or was, during a reasonable time preceding the date when the applicant household would otherwise be selected for admission; engaged in any drug-related or violent criminal activity or other criminal activity which would adversely affect the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjojmient of the premises by other residents, the owner, or public housing agency employees, the public housing agency or owner may— (1) deny such applicant admission to the program or to federally assisted housing; and (2) after the expiration of the reasonable period beginning upon such activity, require the applicant, as a condition of admission to the program or to federally assisted housing, to submit to the public housing agency or owner evidence sufficient (as the Secretary shall by regulation provide) to ensure that the individual or individuals in the applicant's household who engaged in criminal activity for which denial was made under paragraph (1) have not engaged in any criminal activity during such reasonable period. (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. —The United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended— (1) in section 6— (A) by striking subsection (r); and (B) by redesignating subsections (s), (t), and (u) (as added by the preceding provisions of this Act) as subsections (r), (s), and (t), respectively; and (2) in section 16 (42 U.S.C. 1437n), by striking subsection (e). SEC. 577. TERMINATION OF TENANCY AND ASSISTANCE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USERS AND ALCOHOL ABUSERS IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED HOUSING. (a) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a public housing agency or an owner of federally assisted housing (as applicable), shall establish standards or lease provisions for continued assistance or occupancy in federally assisted housing that allow the agency or owner (as applicable) to terminate the tenancy or assistance for any household with a member— (1) who the public housing agency or owner determines is illegally using a controlled substance; or