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84 STAT. 1777

USE OF PUBLIC HOUSING CONTRACT AUTHORITY FOR LOW-RENT HOUSING IN

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS

52 Stat. 820; 79 Stat. 487. 42 USC 1410.

Sec. 203. The first sentence of section 10(e) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “Provided further" and inserting in lieu thereof "Provided further, That at least 30 per centum of the total amount of contracts for annual contributions entered into in any fiscal year pursuant to the new authority granted under section 202 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 or under any law subsequently enacted shall be entered into with respect to units of low-rent housing in private accommodations provided under section 23: And provided further".

TERM AND RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS FOR LOW-RENT HOUSING IN PRIVATE

ACCOMMODATIONS

79 Stat. 455. 42 USC 1421b. 50 stat. 892; 79 Stat. 487. 82 stat. 505.

Sec. 204. (a)(1) Section 23(a) (3) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by striking out "an existing" and inserting in lieu thereof “a”.

(2) Section 10(c) of such Act is amended by striking out "existing" in the last proviso. (b) The last sentence of section 23(d) of such Act is amended

(1) by striking out “not less than twelve months nor more than sixty months” and inserting in lieu thereof “not less than twelve months nor more than one hundred and twenty months"; and

(2) by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: “: Provided, That no renewal of such a contract shall result in a total term exceeding two hundred and forty months (or one hundred and eighty months in the case of an existing structure)".

AUTHORIZATION FOR COLLEGE HOUSING DEBT SERVICE GRANTS

82 Stat. 604; SEC. 205. Section 401 (f) (2) of the Housing Act of 1950 is amended 83 Stat. 390. by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following:“, and

by $12,000,000 on July 1, 1971”.

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12 USC 1749.

EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF SURPLUS FEDERAL LANDS

TO LOCAL URBAN RENEWAL AGENCIES

Sec. 206. The last sentence of section 108 of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended by inserting “net” immediately before “proceeds”.

63 Stat. 419. 42 USC 1458.

CONGREGATE HOUSING FOR THE DISPLACED, ELDERLY, AND HANDICAPPED

50 Stat. 895. 42 USC 1415.

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SEC. 207. Section 15 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph as follows:

“(12) The Secretary shall encourage public housing agencies, in providing housing predominantly for displaced, elderly, or handicapped families, to design, develop, or otherwise acquire such housing to meet the special needs of the occupants and, wherever practicable, for use in whole or in part as congregate housing: Provided, That not more than 10 per centum of the total amount of contracts for annual contributions entered into in any fiscal year pursuant to the new authority granted under section 202 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 or under any law subsequently enacted shall be entered into with respect to units in congregate housing. As used in this paragraph, the term "congregate housing means low-rent housing (A)in which some or all of the dwelling units do not have kitchen facilities, and (B) connected with which there is a central dining facility to provide wholesome and economical meals for elderly families

"Congregate housing."

84 STAT. 1778 under terms and conditions prescribed by the public housing agency to permit a generally self-supporting operation. Expenditures incurred by a public agency in the operation of a central dining facility in connection with congregate housing (other than the cost of providing food and service) shall be considered one of the costs of administration of the project."

PUBLIC HOUSING RENT REQUIREMENTS Sec. 208. (a) Section 2(1) of the l'nited States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end of the second paragraph the 73 Stat, 680. following: "In defining income for purposes of applying the one- 42 USC 1402. fourth of family income limitation set forth above, the Secretary shall consider income from all sources of each member of the family residing in the household who is at least eighteen years of age; except that (A) nonrecurring income, as determined by the Secretary, and the income of full-time students shall be excluded; (B) an amount equal to the sum of (i) $300 for each dependent, (ii) $300 for each secondary wage earner, (iii) 5 per centum of the family's gross income (10 per centum in the case of elderly families), and (iv) those medical expenses of the family properly considered extraordinary shall be deducted; and (C) the Secretary may allow further deductions in l'ecognition of unusual circumstances.”

(b) The income definition contained in the last sentence of the sec- Effective ond paragraph of section 2(1) of the Housing Act of 1937, as added date. hy subsection (a) of this section, shall be effective at the first annual reexamination of the tenant's income subsequent to March 24, 1971.

PUBLIC HOUSING COST LIMITS

Sec. 209. (a) The first sentence of section 15 (5) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by striking out all that follows 63 stat. 424;

based" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “shall not exceed 75 Stat, 164. by more than 10 per centum the appropriate prototype cost for the 42 USC 1415. area. Prototype costs shall be determined at least annually by the Secretary on the basis of his estimate of the construction and equipment costs of new dwelling units of various sizes and types in the area suitable for occupancy by persons assisted under this Act. The Secretary in determining the area's prototype costs shall take into account the extra durability required for economical maintenance of assisted housing, and the provision of amenities designed to guarantee safe and healthy family life and neighborhood environment. Futher, in developing such prototypes, emphasis should be given to encouraging good design as an essential component of such housing and to producing housing which will be of such quality as to reflect the architectural standards of the neighborhood and community. The protoype Publication costs for any area shall become effective upon the date of publication in Federal in the Federal Register."

Register. (b) This section becomes effective on such date as the Secretary of Effective Housing and Urban Development prescribes, but not later than one hundred and twenty days following the date of enactment of this Act.

date.

AMENDMENT OF CONTRACTS TO ASSURE LOW-RENT CHARACTER OF PROJECTS

Sec. 210. The third sentence of section 10(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by striking out the period and insert- 63 Stat. 430. ing in lieu thereof the following: “: Provided further, That the 42 USC 1410. Authority is authorized to amend or supersede annual contributions contracts to provide payments annually (within the limitations prescribed by this Act) which the Authority determines are required (1) to assure the low-rent character of the projects involved, and (2) to

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achieve and maintain adequate operating and maintenance services and reserve funds including payment of outstanding debts."

POLICY STATEMENT

50 Stat. 888; 73 stat. 679. 42 USC 1401.

Sec. 211. Section 1 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: “It is the sense of the Congress that no person should be barred from serving on the board of directors or similar governing body of a local public housing agency because of his tenancy in a low-rent housing project.”

RELOCATION PAYMENTS

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Sec. 212. (a) Section 114(b) (1) of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended by inserting before the semicolon the following:“: Provided further, That the Secretary may authorize payment to displaced business concerns of fixed amounts in lieu of their total certified actual moving expenses where he determines that it is impractical for a displaced business concern to calculate the amount of such expenses”.

(b) The last sentence of section 114(b) of such Act is amended by striking out“certified actual”.

EARLY CLOSEOUT OF URBAN RENEWAL PROJECTS

82 Stat. 522. 42 USC 1456.

Sec. 213. (a) Section 106(i) of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended to read as follows:

“(i) Upon determination of the Secretary that the local public agency does not expect to be able in the reasonably near future, due to circumstances beyond its control, to dispose of urban renewal project land acquired in accordance with the urban renewal plan and that all other project activities are completed except local grant-in-aid activities designated in the third proviso to section 110(d) under the conditions specified therein, and that a closeout of the urban renewal project pursuant to this subsection would be in the financial interest of the Federal Government, the urban renewal project may be deemed completed, net project cost may be computed, and the capital grant paid. To facilitate these actions, the Secretary may pay to the local public agency a grant, in addition to the capital grant otherwise pay, able, equal to one-third (or one-fourth in the case of projects funded on the three-fourths capital grant basis) of the estimated disposition proceeds of such land as accepted by the Secretary. No local grant-inaid shall be required on account of this additional grant. The approval of the Secretary shall be obtained prior to the disposition of such land by the local public agency and net proceeds realized from the disposition of such land after project closeout shall be paid to the Secretary by the local public agency."

(b) Section 110(f) of such Act is amended by striking out “or for subsequent disposition or retention as provided under section 106(i)”.

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42 USC 1460,

RELEASE FROM CERTAIN PROJECT OBLIGATIONS

42 USC 1450.

Sec. 214. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or title 68 Stat. 622. I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, the Secretary of Housing

and Urban Development is authorized and directed to release the City of Stanton, Texas, and the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Stanton, Texas, from the obligations of their agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development entered into in connection with the closeout of projects numbered Tex. R-45 and Tex.

R-81 and to close out those projects, effective as of the original date of closeout, on the basis of the authority granted under section 213 of this Act.

URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT IN MONROE, WISCONSIN Sec. 215. Notwithstanding the date of commencement of construction of streets and highways in the tornado urban renewal area in Monroe, Wisconsin, local expenditures made in connection therewith shall, to the extent otherwise eligible, be counted as a local grant-inaid to the tornado urban renewal project (Wisconsin R-27) in accordance with the provisions of title I of the Housing Act of 1949. TITLE III–MODEL CITIES AND METROPOLITAN

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

68 Stat. 622. 42 USC 1450.

AUTHORIZATION FOR MODEL CITIES PROGRAM

Sec. 301. (a) Section 111(b) of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 is amended

80 Stat. 1260; (1) by striking out “and” the third time it appears; and 83 Stat. 391.

(2) by inserting before the period at the end thereof the fol- 42 USC 3311. lowing: ", and not to exceed $200,000,000 for the fiscal year end

ing June 30, 1972”. (b) Section 111(c) of such Act is amended by striking out "1971" and inserting in lieu thereof “1972”.

(c) Section 111 of such Act is further amended by striking out "and administrative expenses" each place it appears.

AUTHORIZATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING GRANTS

Sec. 302. The fifth sentence of section 701(b) of the Housing Act of 1954 is amended by striking out “and not to exceed $390,000,000 prior to July 1, 1971” and inserting in lieu thereof “and not to exceed $420,000,000 prior to July 1, 1972”.

82 Stat. 529; 83 Stat. 391. 40 USC 461.

NEW COMMUNITY LAND DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 303. (a) Section 407(d) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is amended by striking out “$250,000,000” and insert- 82 Stat. 516. ing in lieu thereof $500,000,000”.

42 USC 3906. (b) Section 412 (d) of such Act is amended by striking out “July 1, 42 USC 3911. 1971" and inserting in lieu thereof "July 1, 1974". (c) Section 408 of such Act is amended

42 USC 3907. (1) by striking out "qualified"; and

(2) by striking out all that follows "guaranteed obligation” and inserting in lieu thereof a period.

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COMMUNITY FACILITIES GRANTS

Sec. 304. (a) Section 708 (a) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 is amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 79 Stat, 493; ing new sentence: “In addition, there is authorized to be appropriated Ante, p. 886. for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1971, not to exceed $50,000,000 42 USC 3108. for grants under section 703."

(b) Section 708(b) of such Act is amended by striking out “1971" 83 Stat. 391. and inserting in lieu thereof "1972".

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EXTENSION OF URBAN INFORMATION AND TECHNICAL

ASSISTANCE SERVICES AUTHORIZATION

83 Stat. 394. 42 USC 3356.

Sec. 305. Section 906 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 is amended by striking out “July 1, 1971” and inserting in lieu thereof "July 1, 1973”.

LAND

TITLE IV-CONSOLIDATION OF OPEN-SPACE

PROGRAMS

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75 Stat. 183.
42 USC 1500.

SEC. 401. Effective July 1, 1971, title VII of the Housing Act of 1961 is amended to read as follows:

“TITLE VII—OPEN-SPACE LAND

“FINDINGS AND PURPOSE "Sec. 701. (a) The Congress finds that the rapid expansion of the Nation's urban areas and the rapid growth of population within such areas has resulted in severe problems of urban and suburban living for the preponderant majority of the Nation's present and future population, including the lack of valuable open-space land for recreational and other purposes.

“(b) The Congress further finds that there is a need for the additional provision of parks and other open space in the built-up portions of urban areas especially in low income neighborhoods and communities and a need for greater and better coordinated State and local efforts to make available and improve open-space land throughout entire urban areas.

"(c) The Congress further finds that there is a need for timely action to preserve and restore areas, sites, and structures of historic or achitectural value in order that these remaining evidences of our history and heritage shall not be lost or destroyed through the expansion and development of the Nation's urban areas.

(d) It is the purpose of this title to help curb urban sprawl and prevent the spread of urban blight and deterioration, to encourage more economic and desirable urban development, to assist in preserving areas and properties of historic or architectural value, and to help provide necessary recreational, conservation, and scenic areas by assisting State and local public bodies in taking prompt action to (1) provide, preserve, and develop open-space land in a manner consistent with the planned long-range development of the Nation's urban areas, (2) acquire, improve, and restore areas, sites, and structures of historic or architectural value, and (3) develop and improve open space and other public urban land, in accordance with programs to encourage and coordinate local public and private efforts toward this end.

"GRAXTS FOR ACQUISITION AND FOR DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN-SPACE LAND

"Sec. 702. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to States and local public bodies to help finance (1) the acquisition of title to, or other interest in, open-space land in urban areas and (2) the development of open-space or other land in urban areas for open-space uses. The amount of any such grant shall not exceed 50 per centum of the eligible project cost, as approved by the Secretary, of such acquisition or development. Not more than 50 per centum of the non-Federal share of such eligible project cost may, to the extent authorized in reg. ulations established by the Secretary, be made up by donations of land or materials.

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