(a) In general
In each fiscal year of the demonstration program under this
subchapter, amounts made available to a participating jurisdiction
under the demonstration program shall be subject to the same terms
and conditions as such amounts would be subject to if made
available under the provisions of this chapter pursuant to which
covered housing assistance is otherwise made available under this
chapter to the public housing agency for the jurisdiction, except
(1) the Secretary may waive any such term or condition
identified by the jurisdiction to the extent that the Secretary
determines such action to be appropriate to carry out the
purposes of the demonstration program under this subchapter; and
(2) the participating jurisdiction may combine the amounts made
available and use the amounts for any activity eligible under the
programs under sections 1437f and 1437g of this title.
(b) Number of families assisted
In carrying out the demonstration program under this subchapter,
each participating jurisdiction shall assist substantially the same
total number of eligible low-income families as would have
otherwise been served by the public housing agency for the
jurisdiction had the jurisdiction not participated in the
demonstration program under this subchapter.
(c) Protection of recipients
This subchapter may not be construed to authorize the termination
of assistance to any recipient receiving assistance under this
chapter before October 21, 1998, as a result of the implementation
of the demonstration program under this subchapter.
(d) Effect on ability to compete for other programs
This subchapter may not be construed to affect the ability of any
applying or participating jurisdiction (or a public housing agency
for any such jurisdiction) to compete or otherwise apply for or
receive assistance under any other housing assistance program
administered by the Secretary.