Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992

Amendment of section 20 of Act of 1988.

28.—Section 20 of the Act of 1988 is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (1) of the following:

“(1A) (a) In respect of the provision of dwellings under section 56 of the Principal Act, a housing authority shall, within one year of the commencement of the commencement of section 28 or the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions)Act, 1992, draw up and adopt a written statement of their policy (in this section referred to as a ‘policy under this section’) to counteract undue segregation in housing between people of different social backgrounds.

(b) A housing authority may, from time to time as they think fit, review their policy under this section and make in it any amendments, or draw up and adopt a new written statement of their policy, as they consider proper.

(c) In drawing up and adopting or amending a policy under this section a housing authority shall have regard to such matters as the Minister may from time to time direct.

(d) The adoption of a policy under this section or an amendment to any such policy shall be a reserved function.”.