25 U.S. Code § 4132 - Eligible affordable housing activities

Affordable housing activities under this subchapter are activities, in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter, to develop, operate, maintain, or support affordable housing for rental or homeownership, or to provide housing services with respect to affordable housing, through the following activities:
(1) Indian housing assistance
The provision of modernization or operating assistance for housing previously developed or operated pursuant to a contract between the Secretary and an Indian housing authority.
(2) Development
The acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or moderate or substantial rehabilitation of affordable housing, which may include real property acquisition, site improvement, development and rehabilitation of utilities, necessary infrastructure, and utility services, conversion, demolition, financing, administration and planning, improvement to achieve greater energy efficiency, mold remediation, and other related activities.
(3) Housing services
The provision of housing-related services for affordable housing, such as housing counseling in connection with rental or homeownership assistance, establishment and support of resident organizations and resident management corporations, energy auditing, activities related to the provision of self-sufficiency and other services, and other services related to assisting owners, tenants, contractors, and other entities, participating or seeking to participate in other housing activities assisted pursuant to this section.
(4) Housing management services
The provision of management services for affordable housing, including preparation of work specifications, loan processing, inspections, tenant selection, management of tenant-based rental assistance, the costs of operation and maintenance of units developed with funds provided under this chapter, and management of affordable housing projects.
(5) Crime prevention and safety activities
The provision of safety, security, and law enforcement measures and activities appropriate to protect residents of affordable housing from crime.
(6) Model activities
Housing activities under model programs that are designed to carry out the purposes of this chapter and are specifically approved by the Secretary as appropriate for such purpose.
(7) Community development demonstration project
(A) In general
Consistent with principles of Indian self-determination and the findings of this chapter, the Secretary shall conduct and submit to Congress a study of the feasibility of establishing a demonstration project in which Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia are authorized to expend amounts received pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2002 in order to design, implement, and operate community development demonstration projects.
(B) Study
Not later than 1 year after November 13, 2002, the Secretary shall submit the study conducted under subparagraph (A) to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.
(8) Self-Determination Act demonstration project
(A) In general
Consistent with the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.), the Secretary shall conduct and submit to Congress a study of the feasibility of establishing a demonstration project in which Indian tribes and tribal organizations are authorized to receive assistance in a manner that maximizes tribal authority and decision-making in the design and implementation of Federal housing and related activity funding.
(B) Study
Not later than 1 year after November 13, 2002, the Secretary shall submit the study conducted under subparagraph (A) to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.
(9) Reserve accounts
(A) In general
Subject to subparagraph (B), the deposit of amounts, including grant amounts under section 4111 of this title, in a reserve account established for an Indian tribe only for the purpose of accumulating amounts for administration and planning relating to affordable housing activities under this section, in accordance with the Indian housing plan of the Indian tribe.
(B) Maximum amount
A reserve account established under subparagraph (A) shall consist of not more than an amount equal to 1/4 of the 5-year average of the annual amount used by a recipient for administration and planning under paragraph (2).

Source

(Pub. L. 104–330, title II, § 202,Oct. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 4032; Pub. L. 107–292, § 8,Nov. 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 2055; Pub. L. 109–58, title V, § 506(b),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 779; Pub. L. 110–411, title II, § 202,Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4325.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in pars. (4), (6), and (7)(A), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 104–330, Oct. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 4016, known as the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4101 of this title and Tables.
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2002, referred to in par. (7)(A), is Pub. L. 107–292, Nov. 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 2053. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2002 Amendment note set out under section 4101 of this title and Tables.
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, referred to in par. (8)(A), is Pub. L. 93–638, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2203, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter II (§ 450 et seq.) of chapter 14 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 450 of this title and Tables.
Amendments

2008—Pub. L. 110–411, § 202(1), substituted “to develop, operate, maintain, or support” for “to develop or to support” in introductory provisions.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 110–411, § 202(2), substituted “development and rehabilitation of utilities, necessary infrastructure,” for “development of utilities” and inserted “mold remediation,” after “energy efficiency,”.
Par. (4). Pub. L. 110–411, § 202(3), inserted “the costs of operation and maintenance of units developed with funds provided under this chapter,” after “rental assistance,”.
Par. (9). Pub. L. 110–411, § 202(4), added par. (9).
2005—Par. (2). Pub. L. 109–58, which directed amendment of section 202 of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act of 1996 by inserting “improvement to achieve greater energy efficiency,” after “planning,” in par. (2), was executed by making the insertion in par. (2) of this section, which is section 202 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2002—Pars. (7), (8). Pub. L. 107–292added pars. (7) and (8).
Change of Name

Committee on Resources of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.
Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1997, except as otherwise expressly provided, see section 107 ofPub. L. 104–330, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.

 

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