Text: S.1832 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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S 1832 IS
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1832
To amend and reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 2 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 18), 1989
Mr. LAUTENBERG (for himself and Mr. KERRY) introduced the following bill
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
A BILL
To amend and reauthorize the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1988.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REAUTHORIZATION OF PUBLIC HOUSING DRUG ELIMINATION ACT.
  (a) ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES- Section 5124 of the Public Housing Drug Elimination
  Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690) is amended to read as follows:
`SEC. 5124. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES.
  `A public housing agency may use a grant under this chapter for--
  `(1) the employment of security personnel in public housing projects;
  `(2) reimbursement of local law enforcement agencies for additional security
  and protective services for public housing projects;
  `(3) physical improvements in public housing projects which are specifically
  designed to enhance security;
  `(4) the employment of 1 or more individuals--
  `(A) to investigate drug-related crime on or about the real property
  comprising any public housing project; and
  `(B) to provide evidence relating to any such crime in any administrative
  or judicial proceeding;
  `(5) the provision of training, communications equipment, and other related
  equipment for use by voluntary public housing tenant patrols acting in
  cooperation with local law enforcement officials;
  `(6) programs designed to reduce the use of drugs in and around public
  housing projects, including drug treatment and drug education programs;
  `(7) the provision of funding to nonprofit public housing, resident
  management corporations, and tenant councils to develop security and drug
  abuse prevention programs involving site residents; and
  `(8) technical assistance and training by qualified personnel of officials
  of the public housing agency and affected tenants in methods of addressing
  the problem of drug abuse and drug-related crime in public housing.'.
  (b) APPLICATIONS- Section 5125 of the Public Housing Drug Elimination Act
  of 1988 (Public Law 100-690) is amended to read as follows:
`SEC. 5125. APPLICATIONS.
  `(a) IN GENERAL- To receive a grant under this chapter, a public housing
  agency shall submit an application to the Secretary, at such time,
  in such manner, and accompanied by such additional information as the
  Secretary may reasonably require. Such application shall include a plan
  for addressing the problem of drug-related crime on the premises of public
  housing projects administered by the public housing agency. The plan shall
  include the following:
  `(1) An assessment of the nature and extent of the problem of drug-related
  crime and the problems associated with drug-related crime in the projects
  administered by the applicant that are proposed for funding under this
  chapter.
  `(2) A description of the activities currently being undertaken and a listing
  of the resources being provided by the applicant, governmental entities,
  resident management corporations, and resident councils to address the
  problem of drug-related crime in the projects proposed for assistance
  under this chapter.
  `(3) A description of the applicant's strategy for addressing the problem
  of drug-related crime in each of the projects proposed for assistance
  under this chapter, including--
  `(A) a description of each component of the applicant's strategy to
  be undertaken with funding under this chapter and how these components
  interrelate;
  `(B) the anticipated cost of each component of the strategy and the
  financial and other resources that may reasonably be expected to be
  available to carry out each component;
  `(C) a timeframe for beginning and completing each component of the strategy;
  `(D) an estimate of the results that the strategy is expected to achieve;
  `(E) the role of affected tenants, resident management corporations, resident
  advisory boards, and resident councils in planning and implementing the
  strategy; and
  `(F) the role of local government agencies and service providers, private
  community and business organizations, and State governments in planning
  and implementing the strategy.
  `(b) CRITERIA- The Secretary shall approve applications under this chapter
  based exclusively on--
  `(1) the extent of the drug-related crime problem in the facilities of
  the public housing project;
  `(2) the quality of the plan of the public housing agency to address
  crime in public housing projects, including the extent to which the plan
  contains innovative initiatives that could be usefully replicated at other
  housing sites;
  `(3) the capability of the public housing agency to carry out the plan,
  as reflected by funding or other commitments of support for each aspect
  of the plan, its administrative capability to manage its projects, its
  record of previous efforts to eliminate drugs from its projects, and its
  degree of commitment to addressing the problem of drug-related crime; and
  `(4) the extent to which affected tenants, the local government, and local
  community support and participate in the design and implementation of the
  anti-crime activities of the public housing agency.'.
  (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS- Section 5128 of such Act is amended to read
  as follows:
`SEC. 5128. REPORT TO CONGRESS.
  `Not later than June 30, 1990, the Secretary, in consultation with the
  Director of National Drug Control Policy, shall submit to the Congress a
  report on the possibility of allowing private owners of federally-assisted,
  low income housing to receive grants under this Act. The report shall include
  an evaluation of the problem of drug-related crime in federally-assisted,
  low income housing, and any recommendations the Secretary may have with
  respect to--
  `(1) whether owners of federally-assisted, low income housing should be
  eligible for grants under this Act,
  `(2) the proper procedures and criteria for selecting applications from
  such owners, and
  `(3) the proper uses of such grants.'.
  (d) AUTHORIZATION- Section 5129 of such Act is amended to read as follows:
`SEC. 5129. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
  `There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter $8,200,000
  for fiscal year 1989 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years
  1990, 1991, and 1992. Any amount appropriated under this section shall
  remain available until expended.'.