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EXCERPT FROM HOUSING AND URBAN-RURAL RECOVERY ACT OF 1983
[Public Law 98-181; 97 Stat. 1188; 12 U.S.C. 17012-6 note]
PUBLIC HOUSING CHILD CARE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM Sec. 222. (a) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary') shall carry out a demonstration program to determine the feasibility of using public housing facilities in the provision of child care services for lower income families who reside in public housing. The Secretary shall design such program to determine the extent to which the avail. ability of child care services in lower income housing projects facilitates the employability of the heads of such families and their spouses.
(b) To carry out the demonstration under this section, the Secre tary shall authorize the use of public housing agency facilities located in areas where
(1) the units of general local government have indicated that funds under title I of the Housing and Community Develop ment Act of 1974 will be made available to make minor renovations to the facilities to make them suitable for use as child care facilities, and to support child care services in such facilities; (2) the public housing agency does not have a child care serv
a ices program in operation prior to the demonstration program under this section;
(3) the proposed child care services program will serve pre school children during the day, elementary school children after school, or both, in order to permit eligible persons who head the families of such children to obtain, retain, or train for employment;
(4) the proposed child care services program of such public housing agency is designed, to the extent practicable, to involve the participation of the parents of children benefiting from such program, and to employ in part-time positions elderly individuals who reside in the lower income housing project involved; and
(5) the proposed child care services program of such public housing agency will comply with all applicable State and local
laws, regulations, and ordinances. (c) The Secretary shall conduct periodic evaluations of each child care services demonstration carried out under this section for purposes of determining the effectiveness of such demonstration in providing child care services and permitting eligible persons who head lower income families and their spouses residing in public housing to obtain, retain, or train for employment.
(d) Nothing in this section may be construed as authorizing the Secretary to establish any health, safety, educational, or other standards with respect to child care services or facilities assisted with grants received under this section.
(e) Not later than the expiration of the two-year period following the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Congress a detailed report setting forth the findings and conclusions of the Secretary as a result of carrying out the
demonstration program established in this section. Such report shall include any recommendations of the Secretary with respect to the establishment of a permanent program of using public housing facilities to be used in providing child care services in lower income housing projects.
Approved November 30, 1983.
EXCERPT FROM THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF
(Public Law 96-399; 94 Stat. 1614, 1638; 42 U.S.C. 1436b)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN IMPACTED AREAS
Sec. 216. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall not exclude from consideration for financial assistance under federally assisted housing programs proposals for housing projects solely because the site proposed is located within an impacted area. For the purposes of this section, the term "federally assisted housing programs” means any program authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, sections 235 and 236 of the National Housing Act, section 101 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965, or section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959.
Approved October 8, 1980.
EXCERPT FROM THE HOUSING ACT OF 1959
(Public Law 86-372; 73 Stat. 654, 667; 12 U.S.C. 1701q) TITLE II-HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED
Sec. 202. (a)(1) The purpose of this section is to assist private nonprofit corporations, limited profit sponsors, consumer cooperatives or public bodies or agencies to provide housing and related facilities for elderly or handicapped families.
(2) In order to carry out the purpose of this section, the Secretary may make loans to any corporation (as defined in subsection (dx2)), to any limited profit sponsor approved by the Secretary, to any consumer cooperatives, or to any public body or agency for the provisions of rental or cooperative housing related facilities for elderly or handicapped families, except that (A) no such loan shall be made unless the applicant shows that it is unable to secure the necessary funds from other sources upon terms and conditions equally as favorable as the terms and conditions applicable to loans under this section (B) no such loan shall be made unless the Secretary finds that the construction will be undertaken in an economical manner and that it will not be of elaborate or extravagant design or materials, and (C) no such loan shall be made to a public body or agency unless it certifies that it is not receiving financial assistance from the United States exclusively pursuant to the United States Housing Act of 1937.
(3) A loan under this section may be in an amount not exceeding that total development cost (as defined in subsection (d)(3)), as determined by the Secretary, except that in the case of other than a corporation, consumer cooperative, or public body or agency the amount of the loan shall not exceed 90 per centum of the development cost; shall be secured in such manner and be repaid within such period, not exceeding fifty years, as may be determined by him; and shall bear an interest rate which is not more than a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury taking into consideration the average interest rate on all interest bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt, computed at the end of the fiscal year next preceding the date on which the loan is made, adjusted to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum, plus an allowance adequate in the judgment of the Secretary to cover administrative costs and probable losses under the program, except that such interest rate plus such allowance shall not exceed 9.25 per centum per annum.
(4)CA) There is authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section not to exceed $500,000,000, which amount shall be increased by $150,000,000 on July 1, 1969. Amounts so apropriated, and the proceeds from notes or other obligations issued under subparagraph (B), shall constitute a revoling fund to be used by the Secretary in carrying out this section.
(B)(i) To carry out the purposes of this section, the Secretary is authorized to issue to the Secretary of the Treasury notes or other obligations in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,475,000,000, which amount shall be increased to $2,387,500,000 on October 1, 1977, to $3,300,000,000 on October 1, 1978, to $3,827,500,000 on October 1, 1979, to $4,777,500,000 on October 1, 1980, to $5,752,500,000 on October 1, 1981, to $6,400,000,000 on October 1, 1983, and to such sum as may be approved in an appropriation Act on October 1, 1984, in such forms and denominations, bearing such maturities, and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Such notes or other obligations shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into consideration the average interest rate on all interest bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt, computed at the end of the fiscal year next preceidng the date on which the loan is made. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to purchase any notes and other obligations issued hereunder and for that purpose he is authorized to use as a public debt transaction the proceeds from the sale of any securities issued under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code; and the purposes for which securities may be issued under such chapter are extended to include any purchase of such notes and obligations. The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time sell any of the notes or other obligations acquired by him under this section. All redemptions, purchases, and sales by the Secretary of the Treasury of such notes or other obligations shall be treated as public debt transactions of the United States. The Secretary may not issue notes or other obligations to the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to this section in an aggregate amount exceeding $800,000,000 except as approved in appropriation Acts.
(ii) The receipt and disbursements of the fund shall not be included in the total of the Budget of the United States Government and shall be exempt from any limitation on annual expenditure or net lending.
(C) Amounts in the fund shall be available to the Secretary for the purpose of making loans under this section and for paying interest on obligations issued under subparagraph (B). The aggregate loans made under this section shall not exceed the limits on such lending authority established in appropriation Acts, and not more than $666,400,000 may be approved in appropriation Acts for such loans with respect to fiscal year 1984.
(5) To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary shall use the services and facilities of the private mortgage industry in servicing mortgage loans made under this section.
(6) In reviewing applications for loans under this section, the Secretary may consider the extent to which such loans
(A) will assist in stabilizing, conserving, and revitalizing neighborhoods and communities;
(B) will assist in providing housing for elderly and handicapped families in neighborhoods and communities in which they are experiencing significant displacement due to public or private investment; or
(C) will assist in the substantial rehabilitation, in an economical manner, of structures having architectural, historical or cultural significance.