Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/769

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PUBLIC LAW 101-625—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4091 persons, persons with disabilities, homeless persons, and other persons served by such agencies. (f) BARRIER REMOVAL.—Not later than 4 months after completion Reports. of the final report of the Secretary's Advisory Commission on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a written report outlining the Secretary's recommendations for legislative and administrative actions to facilitate the removal or modification of excessive, duplicative, or unnecessary regulations or other requirements of Federal, State, or local governments that (1) inflate the costs of or otherwise inhibit the construction, rehabilitation, or management of housing, particularly housing that otherwise could be affordable to low-income and moderate-income families, or (2) contribute to economic or racial discrimination. SEC. 106. CERTIFICATION. 42 USC 12706. The Secretary shall, by regulation or otherwise, as deemed by the Regulations. Secretary to be appropriate, require any application for housing assistance under title II of this Act, assistance under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, or assistance under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, to contain or be accompanied by a certification by an appropriate State or local public official that the proposed housing activities are consistent with the housing strategy of the jurisdiction to be served. SEC. 107. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION. 42 USC 12707. (a) IN GENERAL.— Before submitting a housing strategy under this section, a jurisdiction shall— (1) make available to its citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties information concerning the amount of assistance the jurisdiction expects to receive and the range of investment or other uses of such assistance that the jurisdiction may undertake; (2) publish a proposed housing strategy in a manner that, in the determination of the Secretary, affords affected citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties a reasonable opportunity to examine its content and to submit comments on the proposed housing strategy; (3) hold one or more public hearings to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties on the housing needs of the jurisdiction; and (4) provide citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties with reasonable access to records regarding any uses of any assistance the jurisdiction may have received during the preceding 5 years. (b) NOTICE AND COMMENT.— Before submitting any performance report or substantial amendment to a housing strategy under this section, a participating jurisdiction shall provide citizens with reasonable notice of, and opportunity to comment on, such performance report or substantial amendment prior to its submission. (c) CONSIDERATION OF COMMENTS. —A participating jurisdiction shall consider any comments or views of citizens in preparing a final housing strategy, amendment to a housing strategy or performance report for submission. A summary of such comments or views shall be attached when a housing strategy, amendment to a housing strategy or performance report is submitted. The submitted housing 39-194O-91-25:QL3Part5