92 STAT. 2092
42 USC 1437f note.
42 USC 1437f.
Terms and conditions.
Annual contributions contracts.
PUBLIC LAW 95-557—OCT. 31, 1978 mum term permitted under subsection (e)(1) or a shorter term which the Secretary determines is appropriate taking into consideration the amount of investment of the owner in the assisted units and such other factors as the Secretary determines to be relevant; and " (5) the assisted units meet cost-effective energy efficiency standards prescribed by the Secretary.". (2) The amendment made by this subsection shall become effective with respect to contracts entered into on or after 270 days following the date of enactment of this Act. (e) Section 8(e) of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(5) For the purpose of upgrading and thereby preserving the Nation's housing stock, the Secretary is authorized to make assistance payments under this section directly or through public housing agencies pursuant to contracts with owners or prospective owners who agree to upgrade housing so as to make and keep such housing decent, safe, and sanitary through upgrading which involves less than substantial rehabilitation, as such upgrading and rehabilitation are defined by the Secretary. The Secretary is authorized to prescribe such terms and conditions for contracts entered into under this section pursuant to this paragraph as the Secretary determines to be necessary and appropriate, except that such terms and conditions, to the maximum extent feasible, shall be consistent with terms and conditions otherwise applicable with respect to other dwelling units assisted under this section. The Secretary is also authorized to make assistance available under this section pursuant to this paragraph to any unit in a housing project which, on an overall basis, reflects the need for such upgrading.". (f) Section 8 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (j)(l) The Secretary may enter into annual contributions contracts under this subsection for the purpose of assisting lower income families by making rental assistance payments with respect to real property on which is located a mobile home which is owned by any such family and utilized by such family as its principal place of residence. In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary may (A) enter into annual contributions contracts with public housing agencies pursuant to which such agencies may enter into contracts to make such assistance payments to the owners of such real property, or (B) enter into such contracts directly with the owners of such real property. "(2) Contracts entered into pursuant to this subsection shall establish the maximum monthy rent (including maintenance and management charges) which the owner is entitled to receive for each space on which a mobile home is located and with respect to which assistance ayments are to be made. The maximum monthly rent shall not exceed y more than 10 per centum the fair market rental established by the Secretary periodically (but not less than annually) with respect to the market area for the rental of real property suitable for occupancy by families assisted under this subsection. The provisions of subsection (c)(2) of this section shall apply to the adjustments of maximum monthly rents under this subsection. "(3) The amount of any monthly assistance payment with respect to any family assisted under this subsection shall be the difference between 25 per centum of one-twelfth of the annual income of such family and the sum of—