Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/309

This page needs to be proofread.


PUBLIC LAW 101-645—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4699 the 8-month period following the date of the notice. The Secretary shall issue regulations bsised on the initial notice before the expiration of the 8-month period following the date of the notice. In developing program guidelines and regulations to implement such subtitle, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may consult with the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to supportive services aspects of this title. (c) TRANSITION PROVISIONS.— Amounts appropriated for use under subtitle D of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as it existed immediately before the effective date of the amendment made by this section, that are or become available for obligation shall be available for use under subtitle D of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by this section. SEC. 302. DEFINITION OF "HOMELESS PERSON". Section 103(a) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act is amended by adding after "homeless individual" the following: "or homeless person". SEC. 303. TRANSITIONAL RULE. (a) IN GENERAL.—The amendment made by section 301 shall take Effective date. (1) on October 1, 1992, or (2) on the date specified by a statute adopting a proposed allocation formula described in subsections (h) and (c), whichever is later. OJ) FEASIBILITY STUDY.— The Secretary shall carry out a study to determine the feasibility of allocating homeless gissistance by a formula that distributes housing assistance for the homeless in accordance with the relative incidence of homelessness in jurisdictions across the United States. If the Secretary determines that the use of such a formula is feasible, the Secretary shall develop one or more such formulas. In determining alternative allocation formulas, the Secretary shall consider— (1) objective measures of the incidence of homelessness; (2) the relation between the supply of affordable housing for very low-income families and the number of such families in the jurisdiction; (3) poverty; (4) housing overcrowding; and (5) any other relevant factors, including the reliability of data pertaining to homelessness. (c) REPORT. —Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit to the Congress a report on the feasibility study under this subsection. Such report shall contain any formula or formulas developed under subsection 0>) together with detailed analysis of the formulas. In preparing such report, the Secretary shall consult with organizations representing homeless persons, nonprofit organizations, public housing agencies, and State and local housing and service agencies. (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Upon the adoption of a formula described in this section, that part of the table of contents of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act that relates to title IV of such Act is amended to read as follows: "TITLE IV—HOUSING ASSISTANCE "Subtitle A—General Provisions "Sec. 401. Purpose.