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H.R. 23 (108th): Tornado Shelters Act

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12/3/2003--Public Law. Tornado Shelters Act - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to permit the use of community development block grants for construction or improvement of tornado-safe shelters for residents of a manufactured housing park (park).

Requires an eligible shelter to: (1) be located in a neighborhood or park that contains at least 20 units, consists predominately of low- and moderate-income people, and be in a State where a tornado has occurred within the current or last three years; (2) comply with tornado-appropriate safety and construction standards; (3) be large enough to accommodate all members of a park; and (4) be located in a neighborhood or park that has a warning siren.

Authorizes, in addition to other amounts under title I of such Act, FY 2004 appropriations.