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PUBLIC LAW 101-645—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4701 strategy to eliminate such use by July 1, 1992. In developing the strategy required under this section, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, other appropriate Federal officials, appropriate States and units of general local government, major organizations representing homeless persons and other experts. (b) CONTENTS OF STRATEGY, —The strategy developed under this section shall specify— (1) actions to be taken to ensure that families with children currently residing in unfit transient facilities will make a timely transition to permanent housing; (2) actions to be taken to provide sufficient emergency, transitional, and permanent housing to preclude the future use of unfit transient facilities as housing for homeless families with children; and (3) changes in Federal, State, and local statutes and regulations that are needed to eliminate the use of unfit transient facilities as housing for homeless families with children. (c) IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGY. — To ensure that the strategy developed under this section is carried out within the statutory deadline, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall be authorized to use and apply the following additional resources and powers: (1) such preferences in the allocation of resources under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act as the Secretary determines to be appropriate; (2) such limitetions upon a jurisdiction's discretion to allocate resources among approved activities under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act as the Secretary determines to be appropriate; (3) such expedited decisionmaking or waivers or revisions of regulatory requirements under other provisions of Federal law as the Secretary determines to be appropriate; and (4) such additional constraints on the use of funds under other provisions of Federal law as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (d) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section the term 'unfit transient facility' means a facUity that provides transient accommodations to homeless persons and families in an environment that does not meet the minimum standards of habitability established by the Secretary. Subtitle B—Amendments to Current Program SEC. 311. COMPREHENSIVE HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PLAN. (a) INCLUSION OF CHILD CARE STRATEGY AND FOOD DONATION STRATEGY. —Section 401(b) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11361(b)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (5); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(7) a strategy provided by metropolitan cities, urban counties, Indian tribes, or otherwise on a local basis, for providing child care services within the area, which strategy shall be