101 STAT. 1858
12 USC 170lq.
PUBLIC LAW 100-242—FEB. 5, 1988
the disability community through the provisions available under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. "(B) The Secretary may, on a demonstration basis, determine the feasibility and desirability of reducing processing time and costs for housing for handicapped families by limiting project design to a small number of prototype designs. Any such demonstration shall be limited to the 3-year period following the date of the enactment of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, may only involve projects whose sponsors consent to participation in such demonstration, and shall be described in a report submitted by the Secretary to the Congress following completion of such demonstration. "(4)(A) The Secretary shall, to the extent approved in appropriation Acts, enter into contracts with owners of housing for handicapped families receiving loans under, or meeting the requirements of, this section to make monthly payments to cover any part of the costs attributed to units occupied (or, as approved by the Secretary, held for occupancy) by lower income families that is not met from project income. The annual contract amount for any project shall not exceed the sum of the initial annual project rentals for all units and any initial utility allowances for such units, as approved by the Secretary. Any contract amounts not used by a project in any year shall remain available to the project until the expiration of the contract. The term of a contract entered into under this subparagraph shall be 240 months. The annual contract amount may be adjusted by the Secretary if the sum of the project income and the amount of assistance payments available under this subparagraph are inadequate to provide for reasonable project costs. In the case of an intermediate care facility in which there reside families assisted under title XIX of the Social Security Act, project income under this subparagraph shall include the same amount as if such families were being assisted under title XVI of the Social Security Act. "(B) The Secretary shall approve initial project rentals for any project assisted under this subsection based on the determination of the Secretary of the total actual necessary and reasonable costs of developing and operating the project, excluding the costs of the assured range of services under subsection (f), taking into consideration the need to contain costs to the extent practicable and consistent with the purposes of the project and this section. "(C) The Secretary shall require that, during the term of each contract entered into under subparagraph (A), all units in a project assisted under this subsection shall be made available for occupancy by lower income families, as such term is defined in section 3(b)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. The rent payment required of a lower income family shall be determined in accordance with section 3(a) of such Act, except that the gross income of a family occupying an intermediate care facility assisted under title XIX of the Social Security Act shall be the same amount as if the family were being assisted under title XVI of the Social Security Act. "(D) The Secretary shall coordinate the processing of an application for a loan for housing for handicapped families under this section and the processing of an application for assistance payments under this paragraph for such housing.". (2) Section 202(d) of the Housing Act of 1959 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: