Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/838

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112 STAT. 2668 PUBLIC LAW 105-276—OCT. 21, 1998 (2) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development authorizes the use of those amounts for the purpose of modernizing that public housing project, which authorization may be made with respect to 1 or more of those fisced years. 42 USC 1436d. (b) CONSULTATION WiTH AFFECTED AEEAS IN SETTLEMENT OF LITIGATION.—In negotiating any settlement of, or consent decree for, significant litigation regarding public housing or section 8 tenant-based assistance that involves the Secretary and any public housing agency or any unit of general loc£d government, the Secretary shall seek the views of any units of genered local government and public housing agencies having jurisdictions that are adjacent to the jurisdiction of the public housing agency involved, if the resolution of such litigation would involve the acquisition or development of public housing dwelling units or the use of vouchers under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 in jurisdictions that are adjacent to the jurisdiction of the public housing agency involved in the litigation. (c) TREATMENT OF PHA REPAYMENT AGREEMENT.— (1) LIMITATION ON SECRETARY.— During the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, if the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas, Nevada, is otherwise in compliance with the Repayment Lien Agreement and Repayment Plan approved by the Secretary on February 12, 1997, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall not take any action that has the effect of reducing the inventory of senior citizen housing owned by such housing authority that does not receive assisteuice from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2) ALTERNATIVE REPAYMENT OPTIONS. —During the period referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall assist the housing authority referred to in such paragraph to identify edtemative repayment options to the plan referred to in such paragraph and to execute an amended repayment plan that will not adversely affect the housing referred to in such paragraph. (3) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—This subsection may not be construed to alter— (A) any lien held by the Secretary pursuant to the agreement referred to in p£u*agraph (1); or (B) the obligation of the housing authority referred to in paragraph (1) to close all remedning items contained in the Inspector General audits numbered 89 SF 1004 (issued January 20, 1989), 93 SF 1801 (issued October 30, 1993), and 96 SF 1002 (issued February 23, 1996). Deadline. (d) CEILING RENTS FOR CERTAIN SECTION 8 PROPERTIES.—Not- Chicago. withstanding any other provision of law, within 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish ceiling rents for the Marshall Field Garden Apartments Homes in Chicago, Illinois, at rent levels, in the determination of the Secretary made in consultation with the owner, that facilitate retaining or attracting working class families. (e) APPLICATION FOR MOVING TO WORK DEMONSTRATION PRO- GRAM.— Upon the submission of an application for participation in the moving to work demonstration progrsun under section 204 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996