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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

1101 STAT. 1954

PUBLIC LAW 100-242—FEB. 5, 1988

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except that the Secretary may waive the requirements of this paragraph for any unit of general local government if the Governor of the State or the unit of general local government requests such waiver and certifies with supporting documentation that such requirements will prevent the State or the unit of general local government from being able to use such program effectively; (2) each home constructed or substantially rehabilitated under such program will comply with— (A)(i) applicable local building code standards; (ii) in any case in which there is not an applicable local building code, a nationally recognized model building code mutually agreed upon by the sponsoring nonprofit organization and the Secretary; or (iii) in the case of a manufactured home, the standards prescribed pursuant to title VI of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the installation, structural, and site requirements that would apply under title II of the National Housing Act; and (B) the energy performance requirements established under section 526 of the National Housing Act or, in the case of manufactured housing, the energy conservation requirements prescribed in accordance with section 203(b) of the National Housing Act; (3) all homes constructed or substantially rehabilitated under such program will be located in census tracts, or identifiable neighborhoods within census tracts, in which the median family income is not more than 80 percent of the median family income of the area in which such program is to be located, as such median family income and area are determined for purposes of assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937; (4) all homes constructed or substantially rehabilitated under such program will be concentrated in a single neighborhood and located on contiguous parcels of land, except that homes may be constructed or substantially rehabilitated in up to 4 identifiable neighborhoods that each consist of contiguous parcels of land if— (A) the unit of general local government in which the project is located certifies that land cannot be made available in a single neighborhood for a program of the size required by paragraph (1); (B) the nonprofit organization submits evidence satisfactory to the Secretary that construction or substantial rehabilitation in more than 1 identifiable neighborhood will result in cost reductions through economies of scale comparable to the cost reductions achieved by other programs eligible for assistance under this title; and (C) the nonprofit organization submits evidence satisfactory to the Secretary that the program, by itself or together with improvement efforts that are or will be undertaken in the identifiable neighborhoods by the unit of general local government or private entities, will result in a substantial improvement in the overall quality and long-term viability of the neighborhoods; and (5) sales contracts entered into under such program will contain provisions requiring repayment of any loan made under