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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4446

To support certain housing proposals in the fiscal year 2003 budget for 
the Federal Government, including the downpayment assistance initiative 
  under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 16, 2002

Mr. Rogers of Michigan (for himself, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. 
Issa, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Boozman, Ms. Hart, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Grucci, Mr. 
Schrock, Mr. Akin, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Bachus, Mrs. Kelly, 
Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Cantor, Mrs. Biggert, Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. 
  Foley, Mr. Horn, Mr. Riley, Mr. Kennedy of Minnesota, Mr. Ferguson, 
Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Shays, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Oxley, Mr. 
Keller, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Ney, Mr. Cooksey, Mr. Ehrlich, Mr. 
Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Israel, Mr. Clay, Mr. Ross, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. 
   Cummings, and Mr. Rush) introduced the following bill; which was 
            referred to the Committee on Financial Services

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                                 A BILL


 
To support certain housing proposals in the fiscal year 2003 budget for 
the Federal Government, including the downpayment assistance initiative 
  under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``American Dream Downpayment Act''.

SEC. 2. DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE UNDER HOME PROGRAM.

    (a) Downpayment Assistance Initiative.--Subtitle E of title II of 
the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12821) 
is amended to read as follows:

                     ``Subtitle E--Other Assistance

``SEC. 271. DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE.

    ``(a) Grant Authority.--The Secretary may make grants to 
participating jurisdictions to assist low-income families to achieve 
homeownership, in accordance with this section.
    ``(b) Eligible Activities.--Amounts made available under this 
section may be used only for downpayment assistance toward the purchase 
of single family housing by low-income families who are first-time 
homebuyers. For purposes of this title, the term `downpayment 
assistance' means assistance to help a family acquire a principal 
residence.
    ``(c) Housing Strategy.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section for a fiscal year, a participating jurisdiction shall 
include in its comprehensive housing affordability strategy under 
section 105 for such year a description of the use of the grant 
amounts.
    ``(d) Formula Allocation.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary 
shall allocate any amounts made available for assistance under this 
section for the fiscal year in accordance with a formula, which shall 
be established by the Secretary, that considers a participating 
jurisdiction's need for and prior commitment to assistance to 
homebuyers. The formula may include minimum and maximum allocation 
amounts.
    ``(e) Reallocation.--If any amounts allocated to a participating 
jurisdiction under this section become available for reallocation, the 
amounts shall be reallocated to other participating jurisdictions in 
accordance with the formula established pursuant to subsection (c), 
except that if a local participating jurisdiction failed to receive 
amounts allocated under this section and is located in a State that is 
a participating jurisdiction, the funds shall be reallocated to the 
State.
    ``(f) Applicability of Other Provisions.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
        section, grants under this section shall not be subject to the 
        provisions of this title.
            ``(2) Applicable provisions.--In addition to the 
        requirements of this section, grants under this section shall 
        be subject to the provisions of title I, sections 215(b), 218, 
        219, 221, 223, 224, and 226(a) of subtitle A of this title, and 
        subtitle F of this title.
            ``(3) References.--In applying the requirements of subtitle 
        A referred to in paragraph (2)--
                    ``(A) any references to funds under subtitle A 
                shall be considered to refer to amounts made available 
                for assistance under this section; and
                    ``(B) any references to funds allocated or 
                reallocated under section 217 or 217(d) shall be 
                considered to refer to amounts allocated or reallocated 
                under subsection (d) or (e) of this section, 
                respectively.
    ``(g) Administrative Costs.--Notwithstanding section 212(c), a 
participating jurisdiction may use funds under subtitle A for 
administrative and planning costs of the jurisdiction in carrying out 
this section, and the limitation in section 212(c) shall be based on 
the total amount of funds available under subtitle A and this section.
    ``(h) Funding.--
            ``(1) Fiscal year 2002.--This section constitutes the 
        subsequent legislation authorizing the Downpayment Assistance 
        Initiative referred to in the item relating to the `HOME 
        Investment Partnerships Program' in title II of the Departments 
        of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and 
        Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-
        73; 115 Stat. 666).
            ``(2) Subsequent fiscal years.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to carry out this section $200,000,000 for each of 
        fiscal years 2003 through 2006.''.
    (b) Relocation Assistance and Downpayment Assistance.--Subtitle F 
of title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act is 
amended by inserting after section 290 (42 U.S.C. 12840) the following 
new section:

``SEC. 291. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

    ``The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition 
Policies Act of 1970 shall not apply to downpayment assistance under 
this title.''.

SEC. 3. REAUTHORIZATION OF SHOP PROGRAM.

    Section 11(p) of the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 
1996 (42 U.S.C. 12805 note) is amended by striking ``such sums as may 
be necessary for fiscal year 2001'' and inserting ``$65,000,000 for 
fiscal year 2003 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 
2004''.

SEC. 4. REAUTHORIZATION OF HOPE VI PROGRAM.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 24(m)(1) of the 
United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437v(m)(1)) is amended by 
striking ``$600,000,000 for fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be 
necessary for each of fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002'' and inserting 
``$574,000,000 for fiscal year 2003''.
    (b) Sunset.--Section 24(n) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 
(42 U.S.C. 1437v(n)) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2002'' and 
inserting ``September 30, 2003''.
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