United States Code
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Indian housing plans
The Secretary shall provide—
for an Indian tribe to submit to the Secretary, by not later than 75 days before the beginning of each tribal program year, a 1-year housing plan for the Indian tribe; or
for the tribally designated housing entity for the tribe to submit the plan as provided in subsection (c) for the tribe; and
for the review of such plans.
1-year plan requirement
A housing plan of an Indian tribe under this section shall—
be in such form as the Secretary may prescribe; and
contain the information described in paragraph (2).
A housing plan shall include the following information with respect to the tribal program year for which assistance under this chapter is made available:
Description of planned activities
A statement of planned activities, including—
the types of household to receive assistance;
the types and levels of assistance to be provided;
the number of units planned to be produced;
a description of any housing to be demolished or disposed of;
a timetable for the demolition or disposition; and
any other information required by the Secretary with respect to the demolition or disposition;
a description of the manner in which the recipient will protect and maintain the viability of housing owned and operated by the recipient that was developed under a contract between the Secretary and an Indian housing authority pursuant to the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.); and
outcomes anticipated to be achieved by the recipient.
Statement of needs
A statement of the housing needs of the low-income Indian families residing in the jurisdiction of the Indian tribe, and the means by which those needs will be addressed during the applicable period, including—
a description of the estimated housing needs and the need for assistance for the low-income Indian families in the jurisdiction, including a description of the manner in which the geographical distribution of assistance is consistent with the geographical needs and needs for various categories of housing assistance; and
a description of the estimated housing needs for all Indian families in the jurisdiction.
An operating budget for the recipient, in such form as the Secretary may prescribe, that includes—
an identification and description of the financial resources reasonably available to the recipient to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including an explanation of the manner in which amounts made available will leverage additional resources; and
the uses to which those resources will be committed, including eligible and required affordable housing activities under subchapter II and administrative expenses.
Certification of compliance
Evidence of compliance with the requirements of this chapter, including, as appropriate—
a certification that, in carrying out this chapter, the recipient will comply with the applicable provisions of title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (25 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) and other applicable Federal laws and regulations;
a certification that policies are in effect and are available for review by the Secretary and the public governing the eligibility, admission, and occupancy of families for housing assisted with grant amounts provided under this chapter;
a certification that policies are in effect and are available for review by the Secretary and the public governing rents and homebuyer payments charged, including the methods by which the rents or homebuyer payments are determined, for housing assisted with grant amounts provided under this chapter;
a certification that policies are in effect and are available for review by the Secretary and the public governing the management and maintenance of housing assisted with grant amounts provided under this chapter; and
a certification that the recipient will comply with section 4114(b) of this title.
Participation of tribally designated housing entity
A plan under this section for an Indian tribe may be prepared and submitted on behalf of the tribe by the tribally designated housing entity for the tribe, but only if such plan contains a certification by the recognized tribal government of the grant beneficiary that such tribe—
has had an opportunity to review the plan and has authorized the submission of the plan by the housing entity; or
has delegated to such tribally designated housing entity the authority to submit a plan on behalf of the tribe without prior review by the tribe.
Coordination of plans
A plan under this section may cover more than 1 Indian tribe, but only if the certification requirements under subsection (c) are complied with by each such grant beneficiary covered.
The requirements relating to the contents of plans under this section shall be established by regulation, pursuant to section 4116 of this title.
(Pub. L. 104–330, title I, § 102,
Oct. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 4023; Pub. L. 105–276, title V, § 595(e)(5), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2657; Pub. L. 106–568, title X, § 1003(b), (c), Dec. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 2926; Pub. L. 106–569, title V, § 503(b), (c), Dec. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 2962; Pub. L. 110–411, title I, § 102, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4321.)
cite as: 25 USC 4112