Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 2.djvu/85

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PUBLIC LAW 106-74—OCT. 20, 1999 113 STAT. 1105 "(A) IN GENERAL.—^A public housing agency may make assistance payments on behalf of a family that uses an assisted living facility as a principal place of residence and that uses such supportive services made available in the facility as the agency may require. Such payments may be made only for covering costs of rental of the dwelling unit in the assisted living facility and not for covering any portion of the cost of residing in such facility that is attributable to service relating to assisted living. " (B) RENT CALCULATION. — "(i) CHARGES INCLUDED.—For assistance pursuant to this paragraph, the rent of the dwelling unit that is an assisted living facility with respect to which assistance payments are made shall include maintenance and management charges related to the dwelling unit and tenant-paid utilities. Such rent shall not include any charges attributable to services relating to assisted living. "(ii) PAYMENT STANDARD. —In determining the monthly assistance that may be paid under this paragraph on behalf of any family residing in an assisted living facility, the public housing agency shall utilize the payment standard established under paragraph (1), for the market area in which the assisted living facility is located, for the applicable size dwelling unit. "(iii) MONTHLY ASSISTANCE PAYMENT.—The monthly assistance payment for a family assisted under this paragraph shall be determined in accordance with paragraph (2) (using the rent and payment standard for the dwelling unit as determined in accordance with this subsection). "(C) DEFINITION.— For the purposes of this paragraph, the term 'assisted living facility has the meaning given that term in section 232(b) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715w(b)), except that such a facility may be contained within a portion of a larger multifamily housing project.", (b) PROJECT-BASED ASSISTANCE.— Section 202b of the Housing Act of 1959, as added by section 522 of this Act, is amended— Ante, p. 1103. (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections (g) and (h), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection: " (f) SECTION 8 PROJECT-BASED ASSISTANCE.— "(1) ELIGIBILITY.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a multifamily project which includes one or more dwelling units that have been converted to assisted living facilities using grants made under this section shall be eligible for projectbased assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, in the same manner in which the project would be eligible for such assistance but for the assisted living facilities in the project. "(2) CALCULATION OF RENT. —For assistance pursuant to this subsection, the maximum monthly rent of a dwelling unit that is an assisted living facility with respect to which assistance payments are made shall not include charges attributable to services relating to assisted living.".