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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-399—OCT. 8, 1980

94 STAT. 1635

SECURITY PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

SEC. 209. (a) This section may be cited as the "Public Housing AntiCrime Amendments of 1980". (b) The Congress finds that— (1) public housing and surrounding neighborhoods continue to suffer substantially from rising crime and the fear of crime; (2) funding to provide more security for public housing can be used to leverage funding from other sources and thereby produce more successful anti-crime efforts; (3) the effects of inflation and the need for reductions in the budget of the Federal Government result in a need for more co-targeting of Federal and local anti-crime resources; (4) as authorized by the Public Housing Security Demonstration Act of 1978, the Urban Initiatives Anti-Crime Program has performed in a promising manner; and (5) the First Annual Report to Congress of the Urban Initiatives Anti-Crime Program and the two General Accounting Office reports to Congress on such Program have provided useful suggestions which can now be implemented. (c) It is, therefore, the purpose of this section to continue the efforts of the Urban Initiatives Anti-Crime Program so that more progress can be made in providing secure, decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling units for low-income and elderly tenants in public housing projects. (d) Section 207 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 is amended— (1) by striking out subsection (c)(4) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(4) In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary shall coordinate and jointly target resources with other agencies, particularly the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, ACTION, the Community Services Administration, and State and local agencies. "(5) In order to assess the impact of crime and vandalism in public housing projects, the Secretary may, as part of the Annual Housing Survey conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development or by other means, collect data on crime and vandalism and integrate the data collection with the victimization surveys undertaken by the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce. "(6) The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, utilize information derived from the program authorized by this section for assisting in establishing (A) guidelines to be used by public housing authorities in determining strategies to meet the security needs of tenants of public housing projects assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937, other than under section 8 of such Act, and (B) guidelines for improvements relating to the security of projects (and the tenants living in such projects) assisted under section 14 of such Act."; (2) by striking out "this Act" in the first sentence of subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof "the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980"; and (3) by adding the following new sentence at the end of subsection (f): "Of the authority approved in appropriation Acts for the purpose of entering into annual contributions contracts under

Public Housing Anti-Crime Amendments of 1980. 12 USC 1701Z-6 note.

12 USC 1701Z-6 note.

12 USC 1701Z-6 note.

12 USC 1701Z-6 note.

Crime and vandalism, data collection.

Guidelines.

42 USC 1437 note, 1437f. Ante, p. 1625.

Contract authority.