Summary: H.R.4073 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (05/14/1992)

Emergency Community Development Act of 1992 - Title I: Temporary Assistance for Community Development Activities - States that the purpose of this Act is to provide temporary assistance to State and local governments to permit them to address vital community needs and to promote the creation of jobs and economic development.

Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Secretary) to make community development grants to States, local governments, and Indian tribes. Authorizes FY 1992 appropriations, with a specified set aside for grants in Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Requires applicants to submit to the Secretary: (1) a statement of projected activities and compliance; (2) a certification of compliance with a residential antidisplacement and relocation assistance plan; and (3) compliance reports.

Authorizes the General Accounting Office to audit grantees.

Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) environmental responsibilities; and (2) protection of individuals engaging in nonviolent civil rights demonstrations.

Sets forth the following eligible activities under this title: (1) acquisition of real property; (2) construction of public works and facilities; (3) clearance and rehabilitation of buildings and improvements; (4) provision of public services and housing (limited to not more than 25 percent of assistance provided under this title); (5) reallocation assistance; (6) accessibility projects for elderly and handicapped persons; (7) services for high-risk youth; and (8) administrative expenses.

Sets aside one percent of grant funds for Indian tribes. Allocates: (1) 70 percent of the remaining funds for metropolitan cities and urban counties (entitlement areas); and (2) 30 percent to States for nonentitlement areas. Computes assistance allocations upon comparisons of population, extent of poverty, and housing overcrowding, or extent of poverty, housing age, and growth lag (replaced by population in nonentitlement areas). Sets forth allocation criteria for individual entitlement communities and States.

Provides that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex under any activity funded under this title. Sets forth enforcement provisions by the Governor, the Secretary, or the Attorney General.

Requires the payment of wages in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act for construction activities under this title, except for certain residential rehabilitation work.

Establishes noncompliance sanctions, including reduction or termination of payment and civil action by the Attorney General.

Authorizes interstate agreements in support of community development planning and programs.

Directs the Secretary to issue implementing regulations within 45 days of enactment of this Act.

Title II: Housing Programs - Authorizes additional FY 1992 appropriations for public housing vacancy reductions. Authorizes the use of funds for assessment team travel and administrative costs.

Authorizes additional FY 1992 appropriations for the national homeownership trust demonstration.

Amends the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to repeal specified provisions under the HOME Investment Partnership Act regarding new construction restrictions and resource allocation.

Authorizes additional FY 1992 appropriations for the flexible subsidy program.

Amends the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 to require the Secretary to review within 30 days the management improvement and operating plan under such program.

Title III: Single Famiy Mortgage Insurance - Amends the National Housing Act to prohibit the Secretary from limiting the amount of financed closing costs under the single family mortgage insurance program.

Directs the Secretary to establish and collect (upon execution of the refinancing) a single premium for refinanced Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages originally executed before July 1, 1991, and covering the same property as the original mortgage.

Amends the National Housing Act to permit the Secretary to decrease insurance premium charges.

Title IV: Rural Housing - Increases FY 1992 budget authority for rural housing loans, except for guaranteed loans for low- and moderate-income families or persons. Authorizes appropriations for loan obligation costs.

Authorizes additional FY 1992 appropriations for remote rural housing supplemental grants.

Increases FY 1992 budget authority for rural housing improvement loans and grants. Authorizes appropriations for loan obligation costs. Authorizes additional FY 1992 grant appropriations.

Increases FY 1992 budget authority for rural elderly and low-income rental housing. Authorizes appropriations for loan obligation costs. Amends the Housing Act of 1949 to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture, in making such loans, from: (1) refusing to make a loan because the housing is in an excessively remote area; and (2) giving preference because a project is in an area providing essential services (such as postal, health, food, or school services).

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to coordinate processing of rural rental loan applications with other rental assistance with respect to housing units in the same project.

Increases FY 1992 budget authority for: (1) housing for rural homeless and migrant farmworkers; and (2) rental assistance payment contracts.

Title V: Homeless Assistance - Authorizes additional FY 1992 appropriations for: (1) Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency food and shelter grants (requires an initial eight-month exclusive use for homeless prevention programs); (2) emergency shelter grant program; (3) supportive housing demonstration program; and (4) supplemental assistance for facilities to assist the homeless.

Increases FY 1992 budget authority for section 8 single room occupancy dwellings.

Amends the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to repeal specified shelter plus care transition provisions.

Title VI: Department of Housing and Urban Development Administration - Prohibits the application of certain assistance limitation provisions under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 with respect to specified multifamily housing programs if the assistance applications were submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before September 30, 1993, or were pending with HUD before the enactment of this Act.

Authorizes FY 1992 appropriations for multifamily housing mortgage insurance field office staff.

Title VII: Financial Institutions Housing Provisions - Authorizes FY 1992 appropriations for the Federal Housing Finance Board's affordable housing programs.