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PUBLIC LAW 101-645—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4717 "(3) provide that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, first priority for occupancy of housing rehabilitated under this part III shall be given to homeless persons. "SEC. 474. OCCUPANCY. "(a) OCCUPANCY AGREEMENT. —The occupancy agreement between the tenant and the owner shall be for at least one month. "(b) VACANCY PAYMENTS. —If an eligible person vacates a dwelling unit before the expiration of the occupancy agreement, no assistance pa5anent may be made with respect to the unit after the month during which the unit was vacated, unless it is occupied by another eligible person. "PART IV—SHELTER PLUS CARE: SECTION 202 RENTAL ASSISTANCE "SEC. 481. PURPOSE. "The Secretary is authorized to use amounts made available under section 459(c) of this subtitle only in connection with the provision of rental housing assistance under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 or section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act for very low-income eligible persons. The contract between the Secretary and the recipient shall require the recipient to enter into contracts with owners or lessors of housing meeting the requirements of section 202 or section 811, as appropriate for the purpose of providing such rental housing assistance. "SEC. 482. AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE. "The contract with a recipient of assistance under this part shall be for a term of 5 years. Each contract shall provide that the recipient shall receive siggregate 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. Each recipient shall ensure that the assistance provided by the Secretary, and any emiounts 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. 483. HOUSING STANDARDS AND RENT REASONABLENESS. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall require that (1) the recipient inspect each unit before any assistance may be provided to or on behalf of the person to determine that the occupancy charge for the housing being or to be provided is reasonable and that each unit meets housing standards established by the Secretary for the purpose of this part, and (2) the recipient 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 or lessor, as the case may be, promptly corrects the deficiency and the recipient verifies the correction, "SEC. 484. ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. "From amounts made available under appropriations Acts, the Secretary shall make amounts available to pay the nonprofit entity Government contracts. Nonprofit organizations.