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PUBLIC LAW 104-19—JULY 27, 1995 109 STAT. 235 HOMELESS ASSISTANCE HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS (DEFERRAL) Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-327, $297,000,000 shall not become available for obligation until September 30, 1995. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS SEC. 1001. (a) Section 14 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end the following new sub- 42 USC 1437/. section: "(q)(l) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a public housing agency may use modernization assistance provided under section 14 for any eligible activity related to public housing which is currently authorized by this Act or applicable appropriations Acts for a public housing agency, including the demolition of existing units, for replacement housing, modernization activities related to the public housing portion of housing developments held in partnership, or cooperation with non-public housing entities, and for temporary relocation assistance, provided that the assistance provided to the public housing agency under section 14 is principally used for the physical improvement or replacement of public housing and for associated management improvements, except as otherwise approved by the Secretary, and provided the public housing agency consults with the appropriate local government officials (or Indian tribal officials) and with tenants of the public housing developments. The public housing agency shall establish procedures for consultation with local government officials and tenants, and shall follow applicable regulatory procedures as determined by the Secretary. "(2) The authorization provided under this subsection shall not extend to the use of public housing modernization assistance for public housing operating assistance.". (b) Subsection (a) shall be effective for assistance appropriated Effective date, on or before the effective date of this Act. 42 USC 1437/ SEC. 1002. (a) Section 18 of the United States Housing Act °°*^- of 1937 is amended by— 42 USC I437p. (1) inserting "and" at the end of subsection (b)(1); (2) striking all that follows after "Act" in subsection (b)(2) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ", and the public housing agency provides for the payment of the relocation expenses of each tenant to be displaced, ensures that the rent paid by the tenant following relocation will not exceed the amount permitted under this Act and shall not commence demolition or disposition of any unit until the tenant of the unit is relocated."; (3) striking subsection (b)(3); (4) striking "(1)" in subsection (c); (5) striking subsection (c)(2); (6) inserting before the period at the end of subsection (d) the following: ": Provided, That nothing in this section shall prevent a public housing agency from consolidating occupancy within or among buildings of a public housing project, or among projects, or with other housing for the purpose of