Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/655

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PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 112 STAT. 2485 clause (i) of such section 854(c)(l)(A) in fiscal year 1999 in proportion to AIDS cases among cities and States that quedify under clauses (i) and (ii) of such section and States deemed eligible under subsection (a). (c) ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW. — For piuposes of environmental review, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other provisions of law that further the purposes of such Act, a grant under the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (42 U.S.C. 12901 et seq.) from amounts provided under this or prior Acts shall be treated as assistance for a special project that is subject to section 305(c) of the Multifamily Housing Property Disposition Reform Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 3547), and shall be subject to the regulations issued by the Secretary to implement such section. Where the grantee under the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act is a nonprofit organization and the activity is proposed to be carried out within the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe or the community of an Alaska native viliage, the role of the State or imit of general locsJ government under sections 305(c)(l)-(3) of such Act may be carried out by the Indian tribe or Alaska native village instead. DRAWDOWN OF FUNDS SEC. 208. Section 14(q)(l) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 14371(q)(l)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence: "Such assistance may involve the drawdown of fiuids on a schedule commensurate with construction draws for deposit into an interest earning escrow account to serve as coUatered or credit enhancement for bonds issued by a public agency for the construction or rehabihtation of the development.". ELIMINATION OF SHOPPING INCENTIVE FOR VOUCHER FAMILIES WHO REMAIN IN SAME UNIT UPON INITIAL RECEIPT OF ASSISTANCE SEC. 209. (a) Section 8(o)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(2)) is amended by inserting the following new sentence at the end: "Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, for families being admitted to the voucher program who remain in the seune unit or complex, where the rent (including the amount allowed for utilities) does not exceed the payment standard, the monthly assistance payment for any family shall be the aunount by which such rent exceeds the greater of 30 percent of the family's monthly adjusted income or 10 percent of the family's monthly income.". (b) This section shall take effect 60 days after the later of Effective date. October 1, 1998 or the date of the enactment of this Act. 42 USC I437f note. RENEGOTIATION OF PERFORMANCE FUNDING SYSTEM SEC. 210. Section 9(a)(3)(A) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437g(a)(3)(A)) is amended— (1) by inserting after the third sentence the following new sentence to read as follows: "Notwithstanding the preceding sentences, the Secretary may revise the performance funding system in a manner that takes into accoiuit equity among public housing agencies and that includes appropriate incentives for sound management."; and