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« on: March 04, 2022, 02:44:28 PM »


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AN ACT
To provide for the construction of social housing



Be it enacted by the Senate of the Republic of Atlasia assembled

Section 1. Title

1. This act may be cited as the Social Housing Act.

Section 2

(A) National Housing Construction Program.—

(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be appropriated $95,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2023 through 2033 for annual contribution contracts for assistance to cover the development costs for new public housing units that meet the following requirements:

“(2) REQUIREMENTS.—

“(A) PUBLIC HOUSING.—All units funded with amounts made available pursuant to this subsection shall comply with and be operated in compliance with all requirements applicable to public housing and the requirements of this subsection.

“(B) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development shall issue regulations to ensure, to the extent practicable, that units funded with amounts made available pursuant to this subsection comply with the following:

“(i) USE.—Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, such units shall be operated as public housing during the entire useful life of such dwelling units and may not be sold or otherwise alienated by the public housing agency receiving such amounts during such useful life.

“(ii) LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY.—Such units shall be located in a manner that complies with standards set by the Secretary to ensure proper integration of housing and public transit and ensure that residents of such units have access to sufficient transportation options. Standards should ensure that such units should be integrated with public transit and vehicle alternatives such as walking and biking and should accommodate differences between a transit hub in a town or reservation compared with a large city.

“(iii) ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS.—Such units shall comply with such standards as the established to ensure such units are designed, built, and operated according to the highest possible environmental standard, with a focus on minimizing energy costs and achieving carbon neutrality.

'' (iv) CONTRACTION REQUIREMENTS.--Where possible, the Department of Housing and Urban Development must use contractors and require the use of materials local to the location of social housing units providing this can be done at no extra cost or no lower standard as defined in clause iii of this section.

“(iv) TENANCY RESTRICTIONS.—A public housing agency receiving assistance made available pursuant to this subsection shall not refuse to rent a unit developed with such assistance or otherwise discriminate in the rental of such a dwelling unit based on an individual’s criminal record or immigration status.

“(v) ANTI-DISCRIMINATION.—A public housing agency receiving assistance made available pursuant to this subsection shall not refuse to rent a unit developed with such assistance or otherwise discriminate in the rental of such a dwelling unit because of the sexual orientation or gender identity of any person.

“(vi) AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING.—A public housing agency receiving assistance made available pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the final rule entitled ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ (80 Fed. Reg. 42272 (July 16, 2015)).

''(C) ALLOCATION.-- The Department shall invite states and municipalities to submit applications for social housing construction in locations under their jurisdiction.



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