2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 8A - Slum Clearance, Urban Renewal, and Farm Housing
Subchapter III - Farm Housing
Sec. 1490r - Rural housing voucher program

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 1490r (2016)
Section Name

§1490r. Rural housing voucher program

Section Text

(a) In general

To such extent or in such amounts as are approved in appropriation Acts, the Secretary shall carry out a rural housing voucher program to assist very low-income families and persons to reside in rental housing in rural areas. For such purposes, the Secretary may provide assistance using a payment standard based on the fair market rental rate established by the Secretary for the area. The monthly assistance payment for any family shall be the amount by which the payment standard for the area exceeds 30 per centum of the family's monthly adjusted income, except that such monthly assistance payment shall not exceed the amount which the rent for the dwelling unit (including the amount allowed for utilities in the case of a unit with separate utility metering) exceeds 10 per centum of the family's monthly gross income.

(b) Coordination and limitation

In carrying out the rural housing voucher program under this section, the Secretary shall—

(1) coordinate activities under this section with activities assisted under sections 1485 and 1490m of this title; and

(2) enter into contracts for assistance for not more than 5000 units in any fiscal year.

Source Credit

(July 15, 1949, ch. 338, title V, §542, as added Pub. L. 102–550, title VII, §706(2), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 3835.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 1490r - Rural housing voucher program
Contains section 1490r
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 106 Stat. 3835
Public Law References Public Law 102-550
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