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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1981

PUBLIC LAW 97-35—AUG. 13, 1981 shall make such r^ulations effective not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act. (d)(1) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall permit public housing agencies to retain, out of judgments obtained by them in recovering amounts wrongfully paid as a result of fraud and abuse in the housing assistance program under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, an amount equal to the greater of (A) the legal expenses incurred in obtaining such judgments, or (B) 50 per centum of the amount actually collected on the judgments. (2) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall include in the annual report under section 8 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act a summary of cases brought to ite attention by public housing authorities for prosecution or civil action, and shall describe the handling of such cases by such authorities and by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the resolution of such cases in the court system. (e)(1) Section 8(d)(l)(B) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended to read as follows: "(B)(i) the lease between the tenant and the owner shall be for at least one year or the term of such contract, whichever is shorter, and shall contain other terms and conditions specified by the Secretary; and "(ii) the owner shall not terminate the tenancy except for serious or repeated violation of the terms and conditions of the lease, for violation of applicable Federal, State, or local law, or for other good cause;". (2) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to leases entered into on or after October 1, 1981.

95 STAT. 407

42 USC 1437f note. 42 USC 1437f.

42 USC 1437f note.

RENT SUPPLEMENTS

SEC. 327. (a) Section 101(1) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 is amended to read as follows: 12 USC 1701s. "(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) and any other provision of law, the Secretary may utilize additional authority under section 5(c) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 made available 94 Stat. 1624. by appropriation Acts on or after October 1, 1979, to supplement 42 USC 1437c. assistance authority available under this section.". (b) The second sentence of section 101(d) of such Act is repealed. SECTION 235 AMENDMENTS

SEC. 328. (a) Section 235(c)(2)(A) of the National Housing Act is 94 Stat. 1630. amended by striking out "ceases for a period of 90 continuous days or 12 USC 1715z. more making payments required under the mortgage, loan, or advance of credit secured by such a property, or". (b) Section 235(h)(l) of such Act is amended by adding the following new sentences at the end thereof: "The Secretary shall not enter into new contracts for assistance payments under this section after March 31, 1982, except pursuant to a firm commitment issued on or before March 31, 1982, or pursuant to other commitments issued by the Secretary prior to June 30, 1981, reserving funds for housing to be assisted under this section where such housing is included in a project pursuant to section 119 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. In no event may the Secretary enter into any new 42 USC 5318 contract for assistance payments under this section after September 30, 1983.".

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