104 STAT. 4088 PUBLIC LAW 101-625—NOV. 28, 1990 this Act, unless the Secretary determines otherwise after inspecting the evidence and providing due notice and opportunity for comment. (23) The term "to demonstrate to the Secretary" means to submit to the Secretary a written assertion together with supporting evidence that, in the determination of the Secretary, supports the accuracy of the assertion. 42 USC 12705. SEC. 105. STATE AND LOCAL HOUSING STRATEGIES. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall provide assistance directly to a jurisdiction only if— (1) the jurisdiction submits to the Secretary a comprehensive housing affordability strategy (hereafter in this section referred to as the "housing strategy"); (2) the jurisdiction submits annual updates of the housing strategy; and (3) the housing strategy, and any annual update of such strategy, is approved by the Secretary. The Secretary shall establish such dates and manner for the submission and approval of housing strategies under this section that the Secretary determines will facilitate orderly program management by jurisdictions and provide for timely investment or other use of funds made available under title II of this Act and other programs requiring submission of a housing strategy. If the Secretary finds there is good cause, the Secretary may provide reasonable extensions of any deadlines for submission of a jurisdiction's housing strategy. (b) CONTENTS. —A housing strategy submitted under this section shall be in a form that the Secretary determines to be appropriate for the assistance the jurisdiction may be provided and shall— (1) describe the jurisdiction's estimated housing needs projected for the ensuing 5-year period, and the jurisdiction's need for assistance for very low-income, low-income, and moderateincome families, specifying such needs for different types of tenure and for different categories of residents, such as very low-income, low-income, and moderate-income families, the elderly, single persons, large families, residents of nonmetropolitan areas, families who are participating in an organized program to achieve economic independence and self- sufficiency, persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and other categories of persons residing in or expected to reside in the jurisdiction that the Secretary determines to be appropriate; Homeless. (2) describe the nature and extent of homelessness within the jurisdiction, providing an estimate of the special needs of various categories of persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, and a description of the jurisdiction's strategy for (A) helping low-income families avoid becoming homeless; (B) addressing the emergency shelter and transitional housing needs of homeless persons (including a brief inventory of facilities and services that meet such needs within that jurisdiction); and (C) helping homeless persons make the transition to permanent housing and independent living; (3) describe the significant characteristics of the jurisdiction's housing market, indicating how those characteristics will influence the use of funds made available for rental assistance.