public housing agency

(A)Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term “public housing agency” means any State, county, municipality, or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof) which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development or operation of public housing, or a consortium of such entities or bodies as approved by the Secretary. (B)For purposes of the program for tenant-based assistance under, such term includes— (i)a consortia of public housing agencies that the Secretary determines has the capacity and capability to administer a program for assistance under such section in an efficient manner; (ii)any other public or private nonprofit entity that, upon the effective date under section 503(a) of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, was administering any program for tenant-based assistance undersection 1437f of this title(as in effect before the effective date of such Act), pursuant to a contract with the Secretary or a public housing agency; and (iii)with respect to any area in which no public housing agency has been organized or where the Secretary determines that a public housing agency is unwilling or unable to implement a program for tenant-based assistance , or is not performing effectively— (I)the Secretary or another public or private nonprofit entity that by contract agrees to receive assistance amounts undersection 1437f of this titleand enter into housing assistance payments contracts with owners and perform the other functions of public housing agency undersection 1437f of this title; or (II)notwithstanding any provision of State or local law, a public housing agency for another area that contracts with the Secretary to administer a program for housing assistance undersection 1437f of this title, without regard to any otherwise applicable limitations on its area of operation.


42 USC § 1437a(b)(6)(A)

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