Programs under United States Housing Act of 1937
Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to increase on October 1, 1985, the aggregate amount of budget authority available for lower-income housing rental rehabilitation and development grants.
Extends budget authority utilization provisions through FY 1986.
States that any recaptured Indian housing funds may only be used for other Indian housing projects.
Authorizes public housing agencies (PHA) to determine monthly rents (as an alternative to the existing schedule), with the Secretary's approval, which do not exceed the maximum allowable rent contribution and do not exceed either the average monthly debt service and operating expenses for similarly-sized projects or the section eight fair market rent in the area.
Excludes from the definition of "adjusted income" ten percent of a family's income if any member of such family pays either Federal self-employment or FICA taxes.
Defines "rent" to mean:
(1) the amount payable by a family to a PHA for shelter; and
(2) in any case in which a family is required to make a separate utility payment, an annual utility allowance.
Provides for a maximum six-month public housing phased-in rent increase for a family that has secured employment.
Authorizes the Secretary to make annual contributions to PHAs. Limits such contributions to a sum equal to the annual amount of principal and interest payable on PHA obligations issued to finance development costs.
Authorizes the Secretary to make contributions in grant form to PHAs to cover public housing project development costs.
States that contract terms and conditions shall remain in effect for a 40-year period.
Authorizes the Secretary to cancel certain outstanding loans and obligations.
States that on the enactment date of this Act, or on September 30, 1985, whichever is later, all notes or obligations issued by the Secretary to the Secretary of the Treasury shall be forgiven, and any related terms or conditions shall be canceled.
States that on September 30, 1986, and on any subsequent September 30, all obligations issued during the fiscal year ending that day shall be forgiven, and any related terms or conditions shall be canceled.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to PHAs for public housing child care demonstration grants to determine the extent to which such services assist the children's parents and guardians to find work.
Provides that a grant may be made only if:
(1) the PHA has no other child care program;
(2) the PHA provides suitable facilities;
(3) the program will serve preschool children during the day and elementary children after school;
(4) the program provides for parental participation and employment of elderly persons living in the project; and
(5) the program complies with applicable State and local regulations.
Allocates funds so as to:
(1) give priority to housing projects with the most low income children; and
(2) ensure a reasonable distribution between urban and rural areas and among different size housing projects.
Requires a report to the Congress within three years.
Authorizes FY 1986 appropriations.
Prohibits the Secretary from recapturing any amounts reserved for a PHA because of its failure to begin construction or rehabilitation, or acquisition, for 30 months from the date of such reservation.
Permits a PHA to reformulate or change the site of a project during such period.
Provides that the Secretary may enter into a new construction contract only if the new housing costs would be less than acquisition or rehabilitation costs in the same neighborhood.
Provides that the Secretary or a public housing tenant may petition for the appointment of a receiver (which may be a private management corporation) for a PHA which is in substantial default to any U.S. district court or appropriate State court in which the property is sited.
Requires the Secretary to determine that a project is obsolete, and that no modification plan is feasible, in order to demolish such project.
Prohibits any such demolition without a one-for-one replacement plan (unless such housing is not locally needed, or if project-based housing assisted under section eight of such Act is to be substituted).
States that an Indian Mutual Help Homeownership Opportunity Program homebuyer may transfer his or her home to any eligible person who will reside in such home.
Amends section eight assistance provisions to:
(1) establish 15-year existing dwelling unit contracts;
(2) permit assistance to section 17 rental rehabilitation project families whose post-rehabilitation rent exceeds 30 percent of their income;
(3) state that the method for calculating administrative fees shall be the one in effect before January 1, 1985, and shall apply retroactively to PHA activities after December 31, 1984;
(4) adjust fair market rentals on October 1 of each year;
(5) provide that the minimum shared housing habitability standards may not require a person in a one-bedroom unit to share such unit, move to a smaller unit, or pay additional rent for not sharing such unit or moving from it;
(6) permit continued assistance to a family that moves to a home that is within the same metropolitan statistical area as the previous home.
Permits voucher payments for a family living in a project being renovated (under section 17 of such Act) if such family was a lower income family at the time of initial assistance and whose post-rehabilitation rent would exceed 30 percent of adjusted monthly income.
Provides that the percentage of voucher assistance retained by PHAs for administrative expenses shall be the same as permitted under the section eight existing housing program.
Directs the Secretary to prepare a report for the Congress comparing the impact of such voucher assistance with the existing housing program.
Directs the Secretary to provide payments for operating lower income housing projects through a performance funding system based on a certain system in effect on November 30, 1983, which establishes standards for operating costs and income projections.
Authorizes FY 1986 appropriations.
Authorizes grants for comprehensive improvement assistance.
Amends comprehensive improvement assistance program provisions to:
(1) include within such program's purposes the maintenance of marketability and long-term viability of existing public housing projects;
(2) include advance architectural engineering and planning costs in program payment determinations;
(3) provide for a vacant unit set-aside; and
(4) provide for resident management development.
Authorizes public housing comprehensive grants to improve the physical condition of existing public housing projects and upgrade their management and operation.
Authorizes FY 1987 through 1989 appropriations.
Reserves three percent of such funds for health and safety measures.
Repeals specified assisted housing eligibility requirements.
Authorizes additional FY 1986 appropriations for the rental development program.
Repeals the violation assistance reduction provision.
Amends rental rehabilitation program provisions to:
(1) make eligible publicly-owned property that will be privately owned when rehabilitated; and
(2) provide that program funds shall remain available through FY 1987.
Part 2: Multifamily Housing Management and Preservation - Amends the National Housing Act to repeal a specified multifamily mortgage repayment provision.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 regarding the management and preservation of HUD-owned multifamily housing projects.
Provides for tenant participation in the elderly and handicapped housing program.
Prohibits troubled housing project assistance to be made available unless the Secretary determines that the owner has agreed to apply for other appropriate housing assistance in order to maintain both financial soundness and the moderate-income character of the project.
Part 3: Other Housing Assistance Programs - Sets specified limits on FY 1986 appropriations for elderly and handicapped housing loans.
Extends interest rate caps through FY 1986.
Provides for community participation in the development of such housing projects.
Sets aside specified funds beginning in FY 1986 for housing for handicapped families.
Provides for a demonstration (three year maximum) of prototype handicapped designs.
Terminates section eight assistance in handicapped projects (primarily nonelderly) where contract funds are appropriated under such housing for handicapped families program.
Sets specified limits on FY 1986 appropriations for the congregate services program.
Sets specified limits on FY 1986 contract authority and appropriations for the home ownership program.
Extends authority through FY 1986 for:
(1) assistance payments and insurance authority; and
(2) housing stimulus authority.
Establishes a Task Force on Family Needs in Assisted Housing. Requires a report to the Secretary and to the Congress within one year.
Directs the Secretary to issue assisted-housing energy conservation performance standards within one year.
Directs the Secretary to develop and implement governing policies for assisted-housing mandatory meal programs within one year.
Requires a report to the Congress within 18 months.
Establishes an 18-month moratorium on new mandatory meal programs.
Prohibits the Secretary from making specified housing assistance available to nonimmigrant foreign students.
Excludes Federal housing assistance from being considered as income of purposes of AFDC eligibility or benefits.
Amends the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 to authorize FY 1986 appropriations for the housing demonstration project.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 to provide that operating assistance for troubled multifamily housing projects shall also apply to assisted housing programs under the Housing Act of 1959.
Extends subsidy assistance to elderly and handicapped projects that have received loans before October 1, 1970.