42 U.S. Code § 11901 - Congressional findings
1998—Par. (2). Pub. L. 105–276, § 586(b)(1), inserted “or violent” after “drug-related”.
Par. (4). Pub. L. 105–276, § 586(b)(2)(A), inserted “and violent” after “drug-related”.
Pars. (6) to (8). Pub. L. 105–276, § 586(b)(2)(B), (3), (4), added pars. (6) to (8).
1990—Pub. L. 101–625 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “The Congress finds that—
“(1) the Federal Government has a duty to provide public housing that is decent, safe, and free from illegal drugs;
“(2) public housing projects in many areas suffer from rampant drug-related crime;
“(3) drug dealers are increasingly imposing a reign of terror on public housing tenants;
“(4) the increase in drug-related crime not only leads to murders, muggings, and other forms of violence against tenants, but also to a deterioration of the physical environment that requires substantial government expenditures; and
“(5) local law enforcement authorities often lack the resources to deal with the drug problem in public housing, particularly in light of the recent reductions in Federal aid to cities.”
Amendment by title V of Pub. L. 105–276 effective and applicable beginning upon Oct. 1, 1999, except as otherwise provided, with provision that Secretary may implement amendment before such date, except to extent that such amendment provides otherwise, and with savings provision, see section 503 of Pub. L. 105–276, set out as a note under section 1437 of this title.
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