CHAPTER 48

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 135

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 37, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE ELDERLY HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. AMEND Chapter 37, Title 31, Delaware Code by striking the title "Home Counseling Center for Senior Citizens" and substitute in lieu thereof the title "ELDERLY HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM."

Section 2. AMEND Chapter 37, Title 31, Delaware Code by striking the phrase "Home Counseling Center for Senior Citizens" wherever it occurs in the text, and substitute in lieu thereof the phrase "Elderly Housing Counseling Program."

FURTHER AMEND Chapter 37, Title 31, Delaware Code by striking the phrase "Home Counseling Center" wherever it occurs in the text, and substitute in lieu thereof the phrase "Housing Counseling Program."

FURTHER AMEND Chapter 37, Title 31, Delaware Code by striking the word "Center" wherever it occurs in the text, and substitute in lieu thereof the word "Program."

Section 3. AMEND §3704(2), Title 31, Delaware Code by striking the words "Directly implement," and substitute in lieu thereof the words "Facilitate the establishment of."

FURTHER AMEND §3704 by adding thereto a new subsection (9) to read as follows:

"(9) Evaluate the Program and report annually to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, who shall make the report available to the General Assembly. The evaluation should include the systematic collection and analysis of client utilization data including, but not limited to, number of clients counseled, number of clients who are participating in various residential alternatives as a result of this program, and the cost effectiveness of the program."

Approved June 19, 1987.