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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-242—FEB. 5, 1988

101 STAT. 1825

State or local government program) and that there is a reasonable expectation, as determined by the Secretary in writing, that the applications would be approved; "(C) the public housing agency certifies that such development— 8"(i) will replace dwelling units that are disposed of or demolished by the public housing agency, including dwelling units disposed of or lost through sale to tenants or through units redesign; or "(ii) is required to comply with court orders or directions of the Secretary; "(D) the public housing agency certifies that it has demands for family housing not satisfied by the rental assistance programs established in subsection (b) or (o) of section 8 for which it plans to construct or acquire projects of not more than 100 units; or "(E) the Secretary makes such reservation under paragraph (2). "(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not more than 20 percent of the funds appropriated for development of public housing also may be committed by the Secretary for the substantial redesign, reconstruction, or redevelopment of existing public housing projects or units, which work shall be carried out pursuant to the rules and regulations applicable to the development of public housing.".

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Section 5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as amended by section 113 of this Act) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(k) After the reservation of public housing development funds to a public housing agency, the Secretary may not recapture any of the amounts included in such reservation due to the failure of a public housing agency to begin construction or rehabilitation, or to complete acquisition, during the 30-month period following the date of such reservation. During such 30-month period, the public housing agency shall be permitted to change the site of the public housing project or reformulate the project, if not less than the original number of dwelling units are to be constructed, rehabilitated, or acquired. There shall be excluded from the computation of such 30month period any delay in the beginning of construction or rehabilitation of such project caused by (1) the failure of the Secretary to process such project within a reasonable period of time; (2) any environmental review requirement; (3) any legal action affecting such project; or (4) any other factor beyond the control of the public housing agency.". SEC. 115. INDIAN PUBLIC HOUSING.

Section 5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as amended by section 114 of this Act) is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(1) The Secretary may not use as a criterion for distributing assistance under this section the progress made by an Indian public housing agency in collecting rents owed by tenants unless— "(1) such criterion is used as 1 of several criteria that are Regulations. weighted proportionally and is established by regulations issued after public notice and opportunity to comment in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code; or