Summary: H.R.1122 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/27/1989)

National Comprehensive Housing Act - Title I: National Tenant Protection and Private Rental Housing Conversion Act - Subtitle A: Protecting Tenants and Preserving Affordable Rental Housing - Requires State and local governments to establish the following use and occupancy protections: (1) anti-discrimination; (2) warranty of habitability; (3) eviction controls; and (4) rent, conversion, and demolition controls.

Requires State and local governments to establish the following management standards: (1) performance evaluation; (2) collective bargaining; and (3) management policy plans.

Subtitle B: Converting Private Rental Housing to Social Ownership - Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide financial and technical assistance to local governmental units to enable them to establish goals for converting private housing to social housing.

Sets forth provisions regarding conversion purchase price, purchase of properties subject to foreclosure, and rehabilitation of properties in substandard condition.

Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY 1990.

Title II: The National Homeowner Protection Act - Subtitle A: Protecting Existing Homeowners and Converting Private Homes - States that all low and moderate income homeowners shall have the option of deeding their dwelling units to a social entity in exchange for lifetime security of tenure at an affordable monthly cost.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) provide for equity participation with a social owner; and (2) make home improvement grants in exchange for deeding the property to a social owner.

Authorizes elderly homeowners to deed their homes to a social owner in exchange for an equity-based annuity.

Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY 1990.

Subtitle B: Expanding Homeownership Opportunities - Provides for the expansion of resident ownership from the social acquisition of private owner-occupied homes and of rental housing. Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY 1990.

Title III: The Subsidized Housing Preservation Act - Subtitle A: Protecting Tenants and Improving Existing Subsidized Housing - Sets forth the following housing provisions: (1) affordability of public and other federally subsidized housing; (2) livability, including code enforcement, upgrading of minimal standards, and grants for social ownership conversion; (3) security of tenure, including due process protection for eviction proceedings; (4) resident control, including a grant program for tenant councils, and (5) management, including management standards, social management priority, and a grant program for social management.

Subtitle B: Preserving Subsidized Housing for Lower Income Families and Expanding Social Ownership - Sets forth provisions which would: (1) preserve subsidized housing for lower income families; and (2) prohibit conversion of existing subsidized units to private ownership and restrict the demolition or other nonhousing use removal of such units.

Subtitle C: Conversion From Privately Owned Subsidized Housing to Social Ownership - Provides for grant and subsidy incentives for private owners who deed their properties to existing tenants or to other social owners. Authorizes appropriations. Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY 1990.

Title IV: The Social Housing Production and Financing Act - Subtitle A: Producing Housing for Social Ownership - Directs the Secretary to establish national social housing production goals.

States that social housing development may be undertaken by companies, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.

Subtitle B: Financing of Social Housing Production - Directs the Secretary to make and contract to make grants for: (1) social housing construction and rehabilitation, including site acquisition; and (2) operating subsidies.

States that beginning with FY 1991, no amount may be approved in appropriation Acts, or utilized for the construction or rehabilitation of housing other than social housing or privately owned housing that is converting to social housing.

Authorizes specified appropriations, beginning with FY 1990, for: (1) new construction; (2) rehabilitation; and (3) operating subsidies.

Title V: Federally Mandated Local Housing Programs - Directs the Secretary to take actions necessary to implement this Act, including: (1) certification of State housing plans; (2) provision of adequate funding; (3) withholding of funds for noncompliance; and (4) direct allocation of funds to local governmental units.

Sets forth State and local housing responsibilities.

Title VI: Interim Reform Measures - Prohibits: (1) the displacement of low and moderate income families; (2) the demolition of public subsidized housing, except for a public purpose and when replaced with other housing; and (3) conversion to private ownership (including mortgage prepayments), except for a public purpose.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) facilitate the transfer to social ownership; and (2) give increased priority to funding congregate housing for the elderly.

Title VII: General Provisions - Directs the Secretary to ensure that programs of social housing production comply with: (1) employment and job training principles; (2) wages and materials provisions; (3) resident priorities; and (4) affirmative action principles.

Title VIII: Definitions - Defines specified terms for purposes of this Act.