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104 STAT. 4696 PUBLIC LAW 101-645—NOV. 29, 1990 "SEC. 442. HOUSING ASSISTANCE. "Where necessary to assure that the provision of supportive services to persons is feasible, a recipient may require that a person participating in the program live (1) in a particular structure or unit for up to the first year of participation, and (2) within a particular geographic area for the full period of participation or the period remaining after the period referred to in paragraph (1). "SEC. 443. AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE. "The contract with a recipient for assistance under this part shall be for a term of 5 years. Each contract shall provide that the recipient shall receive aggregate amounts not to exceed the appropriate existing housing fair market rent limitation under section 8(c) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 in effect at the time the application is approved. At the option of the recipient and subject to the availability of such amounts, the recipient may receive in any year (1) up to 25 percent of such amounts or (2) such higher percentage as the Secretary may approve upon a demonstration satisfactory to the Secretary that the recipient has entered into firm financial commitments to ensure that the housing assistance described in the application will be provided for the full term of the contract. Any amounts not needed for a year may be used to increase the amount available in subsequent years. Each recipient shall ensure that the assistance provided by the Secretary, and any amounts provided from other sources, are managed so that the housing assistance described in the application is provided for the full term of the assistance. "SEC. 444. HOUSING STANDARDS AND RENT REASONABLENESS. "(a) STANDARDS REQUIRED.—The Secretary shall require that— "(1) before any assistance may be provided to or on behalf of the person, each unit shall be inspected by the applicant directly or by another entity, including the local public housing agency (or if no such agency exists in the applicable area, an entity selected by the Secretary), to determine that the unit meete the housing quality standards under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and that the occupancy charge for the dwelling unit is reasonable; and "(2) the recipient shall make at least annual inspections of each unit during the contract term. "(b) PROHIBITION.—No assistance may be provided for a dwelling unit (1) for which the occupancy charge is not reasonable, or (2) which fails to meet the housing standards, unless the owner promptly corrects the deficiency and the recipient verifies the correction. "SEC. 445. TENANT RENT. "Each tenant shall pay as rent an amount determined in accordance with the provisions of section 3(a)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. "SEC. 446. ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. "From amounts made available under appropriations Acts, the Secretary shall make amounts available to pay the entity administering the housing assistance an administrative fee in an amount determined appropriate by the Secretary for the costs of administering the housing assistance.