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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H.R. 1077 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1077

   To reauthorize the HOPE VI program for revitalization of severely 
           distressed public housing, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 4, 2003

   Mr. Watt (for himself, Mr. Shays, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. 
   Waters, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Honda, Mr. 
Gutierrez, Mr. Meeks of New York, Ms. Lee, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Ford, Mr. 
   Clay, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
Thompson of Mississippi, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Ms. Norton, Mr. Case, Ms. 
   Jackson-Lee of Texas, and Mr. Jackson of Illinois) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial 
                                Services

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                                 A BILL


 
   To reauthorize the HOPE VI program for revitalization of severely 
           distressed public housing, 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 ``HOPE VI Program Reauthorization Act 
of 2003''.

SEC. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA.

     Section 24(e)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 
U.S.C. 1437v(e)(2)) is amended--
            (1) by striking the matter preceding subparagraph (A) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(2) Selection criteria.--The Secretary shall establish 
        criteria for the award of grants under this section and shall 
        include among the factors--'';
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``large-scale'';
            (3) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ``and ongoing 
        implementation'' after ``development'';
            (4) in subparagraph (H), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (5) by redesignating subparagraph (I) as subparagraph (M); 
        and
            (6) by inserting after subparagraph (H) the following new 
        subparagraphs:
                    ``(I) the extent to which the applicant can 
                commence and complete the revitalization plan 
                expeditiously;
                    ``(J) the extent to which the plan minimizes 
                temporary or permanent displacement of current 
                residents of the public housing site who wish to remain 
                in or return to the revitalized community;
                    ``(K) the extent to which the plan sustains or 
                creates more project-based housing units available to 
                persons eligible for public housing in markets where 
                there is demand for the maintenance or creation of such 
                units;
                    ``(L) the extent to which the plan gives to 
                existing residents priority for occupancy in dwelling 
                units in the revitalized community; and''.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

     Paragraph (1) of section 24(m) of the United States Housing Act of 
1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437v(m)(1)) is amended by inserting before the period 
at the end the following: ``and such sums as may be necessary for each 
of fiscal years 2004 and 2005''.

SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF PROGRAM.

     Section 24(n) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 
1437v(n)) is amended by striking ``September 30, 2004'' and inserting 
``September 30, 2005''.
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