42 U.S. Code § 11386c. Renewal funding and terms of assistance for permanent housing

(a) In generalRenewal of expiring contracts for leasing, rental assistance, or operating costs for permanent housing contracts may be funded either—
(1)
under the appropriations account for this subchapter; or
(2)
the section 8 [42 U.S.C. 1437f] project-based rental assistance account.
(b) RenewalsThe sums made available under subsection (a) shall be available for the renewal of contracts in the case of tenant-based assistance, successive 1-year terms, and in the case of project-based assistance, successive terms of up to 15 years at the discretion of the applicant or project sponsor and subject to the availability of annual appropriations, for rental assistance and housing operation costs associated with permanent housing projects funded under this part, or under part C or F (as in effect on the day before the effective date of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009). The Secretary shall determine whether to renew a contract for such a permanent housing project on the basis of certification by the collaborative applicant for the geographic area that—
(1)
there is a demonstrated need for the project; and
(2)
the project complies with program requirements and appropriate standards of housing quality and habitability, as determined by the Secretary.
(c) Construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the Secretary from renewing contracts under this part in accordance with criteria set forth in a provision of this part other than this section.

References in Text

The effective date of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009, referred to in subsec. (b), probably means the general effective date under section 1503 of Pub. L. 111–22, which is set out as an Effective Date of 2009 Amendment note under section 11302 of this title.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 429 of Pub. L. 100–77 was classified to section 11389 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 111–22, div. B, title III, § 1305(1), May 20, 2009, 123 Stat. 1690.

Effective Date

Section effective on the earlier of 18 months after May 20, 2009, or 3 months after publication of certain final regulations by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, see section 1503 of Pub. L. 111–22, set out as an Effective Date of 2009 Amendment note under section 11302 of this title.