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84 STAT. 1782 "(b) Xo grants under this title shall be made to (1) defray ordinary State or local governmental expenses, (2) help finance the acquisition by a public body of land located outside the urban area for which it exercises (or participates in the exercise of) responsibilities consistent with the purpose of this title, (3) acquire and clear developed land in built-up urban areas unless the local governing body determines that adequate open-space land cannot be effectively provided through the use of existing undeveloped land, or (4) provide assistance for historie and architectural preservation purposes, except for districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects which the Secretary of the Interior determines meet the criteria used in establishing the National Register.

"(c) The Secretary may set such further terms and conditions for assistance under this title as he determines to be desirable.

"(d) The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Interior Review. on the general policies to be followed in reviewing applications for grants under this title. To assist the Secretary in such review, the Secretary of the Interior shall furnish him (1) appropriate information on the status of national and statewide recreation and historic preservation planning as it affects the areas to be assisted with such grants, and (2) the current listing of any districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, and culture which may be contained on a National Register maintained by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to other provisions of law. The Secretary shall provide current information to the Secretary of the Interior from time to time on significant program developments.

*(e) The Secretary may provide such technical assistance to States Technioal and local public bodies as may be required to effectively carry out assistance. activities under this section.



“Sec. 703. The Secretary shall make grants under section 702 only if he finds that such assistance is needed for carrying out a unified or officially coordinated program, meeting criteria established by him, for the provision and development of open-space land which is a part of, or is consistent with, the comprehensively planned development of the urban area.

“CONVERSIONS TO OTHER USES "Sec. 704. Vo open-space land for the acquisition of which a grant has been made under section 702 shall be converted to uses not originally approved by the Secretary without his prior approval. Prior approval will be granted only upon satisfactory compliance with regulations established by the Secretary. Such regulations shall require findings that (1) there is adequate assurance of the substitution of other open-space land of as nearly as feasible equivalent usefulness, location, and fair market value at the time of the conversion; (2) the conversion and substitution are needed for orderly growth and development; and (3) the proposed uses of the converted and substituted land are in accord with the then applicable comprehensive plan for the urban area, meeting criteria established by the Secretary.


"Sec. 705. No open-space land involving historic or architectural purposes for which assistance has been granted under this title shall be converted to use for any other purpose without the prior approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

84 STAT. 1783



"SEC. 706. In order to encourage the acquisition of interests in undeveloped or predominantly undeveloped land which, if withheld from commercial, industrial, and residential development, would have special significance in helping to shape economic and desirable patterns of urban growth (including growth outside of existing urban areas which is directly related to the development of new munities or the expansion and revitalization of existing communities), the Secretary may make grants to State and local public bodies for the acquisition of such interests in an amount not to exceed 75 per centum of the cost of such acquisition. In the case of any interests acquired pursuant to this section, the Secretary may approve the subsequent conversion or disposition of the land involved without regard to other requirements of this title but subject to such terms and conditions as he determines equitable and appropriate with respect to the control of future use and the application or sharing of the proceeds or value realized upon sale or disposition.


“SEC. 707. (a) The Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to insure that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in the performance of construction work financed with the assistance of grants under this title shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the DavisBacon Act, as amended. The Secretary shall not approve any such grant without first obtaining adequate assurance that these labor standards will be maintained upon the construction work.

"(b) The Secretary of Labor shall have, with respect to the labor standards specified in subsection (a), the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Numbered 14 of 1950 (15 F.R. 3176; 64 Stat. 1267; 5 U.S.C. 1332–15), and section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934, as amended (48 Stat. 948; 40 U.S.C. 276c).

63 Stat. 108.

“AUTHORIZATION “Sec. 708. There are authorized to be appropriated for purposes of making grants under this title not to exceed $560,000,000 prior to July 1, 1972. Any amounts appropriated under this section shall remain available until expended.


"SEC. 709. As used in this title

“(1) The term 'open-space land' means any land located in an urban area which has value for (A) park and recreational purposes, (B) conservation of land and other natural resources, or (C) historic, architectural, or scenic purposes.

“(2) The term 'urban area' means any area which is urban in character, including those surrounding areas which, in the judgment of the Secretary, form an economic and socially related region, taking into consideration such factors as present and future population trends and patterns of urban growth, location of transportation facilities and systems, and distribution of industrial, commercial, residential, governmental, institutional, and other activities.

“(3) The term “State' means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories and possessions of the United States.

84 STAT. 1784 “() The term 'local public body means any public body (including a political subdivision) created by or under the laws of a State or two or more States, or a combination of such bodies, and includes Indian tribes, bands, groups, and nations (including Alaska Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) of the l'nited States.

“(5) The term 'open-space uses' means any use of open-space land for (A) park and recreational purposes, (B) conservation of land and other natural resources, or (C) historic, architectural or scenic purposes."



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Sec. 501. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is authorized and directed to undertake such programs of research, studies, testing, and demonstration relating to the mission and programs of the Department as he determines to be necessary priate. In order to carry out activities under this section there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary. All funds so appropriated shall remain available until expended unless specifically limited.


Sec. 502. (a) The Secretary shall require, to the greatest extent feasible, the employment of new and improved technologies, methods, and materials in housing construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance under programs administered by him with a view to reducing costs, and shall encourage and promote the acceptance and application of such advanced technology, methods, and materials by all segments of the housing industry, communities, industries engaged in urban development activities, and the general public. To the extent feasible, in connection with the construction, major rehabilitation, or maintenance of any housing assisted under section 501, the Secretary shall assure that there is no restraint by contract, building code, zoning ordinance, or practice against the employment of new or improved technologies, techniques, materials, and methods or of preassembled products which may reduce the cost or improve the quality of such construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance, and therefore stimulate expanded production of housing, except where such restraint is necessary to insure safe and healthful working and living conditions.

(b) To encourage large-scale experimentation in the use of new technologies, methods, and materials, with a view toward the ultimate mass production of housing and related facilities, the Secretary shall wherever feasible conduct programs under section 501 in which qualified organizations, public and private, will submit plans for development and production of housing and related facilities using such new advances on Federal land which has been made available or acquired by the Secretary for the purpose of this subsection or on other land where (1) local building regulations permit such experimental construction, or (2) necessary variances from building regulations can be granted. The Secretary may utilize the funds and authority available to him under the provisions of section 501 to assist in the implementation of plans which he approves.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law. the Secretary is authorized, in connection with projects under this title, to acquire, use and dispose of any land and other property required for the project as he deems necessary. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, any land which 63 Stat. 377.

40 USC 471 note.

84 STAT. 1785

Teohnioal assistance. Reports.

Ante, p. 752. 74 Stat. 661. Ante, p. 787.

41 USC 5.
31 USC 529.

is excess property within the meaning of such Act and which is determined by the Secretary to be suitable in furtherance of the purposes of subsection (b) may be transferred to the Secretary upon his request.

(d) In order to effectively carry out his activities under section 501, the Secretary is authorized to provide such advice and technical assistance as may be required and to pay for the cost of writing and publishing reports on activities and undertakings financed under section 501, as well as reports on similar activities and undertakings, not so financed, which are of significant value in furthering the purposes of that section. He may disseminate (without regard to the provisions of section 3204 of title 39, United States Code, or section 4154 of such title with respect to any period before the effective date of such section 3204 as provided in section 15(a) of the Postal Reorganization Act) any reports, data, or information acquired or held under this title, including related data and information otherwise available to the Secretary through the operation of the programs and activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in such form as he determines to be most useful to departments, establishments, and agencies of Federal, State, and local governments, to industry, and to the general public.

(e) The Secretary is authorized to carry out the functions authorized in section 501 either directly or, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, by contract or by grant. Advance and progress payments may be made under such contracts or grants without regard to the provisions of section 3648 of the Revised Statutes and such contracts or grants may be made for work to continue for not more than four years from the date thereof.

(f) In carrying out activities under section 501, the Secretary shall utilize to the fullest extent feasible the available facilities of other Federal departments and agencies, and shall consult with, and make recommendations to, such departments and agencies. The Secretary may enter into working agreements with such departments and agencies and contract or make grants on their behalf or have such departments and agencies contract or make grants on his behalf. The Secretary is authorized to make or accept reimbursement for the cost of such activities. The Secretary is further authorized to undertake actirities under this title under cooperative agreements with industry and labor, agencies of State or local governments, educational institutions, and other organizations. He may enter into contracts with and receive

such agencies, institutions, and organizations, and may exercise

any of the other powers vested in him by section 202 (c) of the Housing Act of 1948.

(g) The Secretary is authorized to request and receive such information or data as he deems appropriate from private individuals and organizations, and from public agencies. Any such information or data shall be used only for the purposes for which it is supplied, and no publication shall be made by the Secretary whereby the information or data furnished by any particular person or establishment can be identified, except with the consent of such person or establishment.

62 Stat. 1284. 12 USC 17010.


Sec. 503. Effective July 1, 1971, the following provisions of law are repealed; except that such repeal shall not affect contracts, commitments, reservations, or other obligations entered into pursuant to such provisions prior to that date:

(1) title III of the Housing Act of 1948;
(2) section 314 of the Housing Act of 1954;
(3) section 602 of the Housing Act of 1956;

12 USC 1701e. 42 USC 1452a. 12 USC 1701d-3.

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84 STAT. 1786 (4) section 207 of the Housing Act of 1961;

75 Stat. 165. section 301 of the Housing and Urban Development Act 42 USC 1436. of 1965;

79 Stat. 474. (6) sections 1010 and 1011 of the Demonstration Cities and 42 USC 1456 Metropolitan Development Act of 1966; and

note. (7) section 1714(b) of the Housing and Urban Development 80 Stat. 1286, Act of 1968.

83 Stat. 395,


42 USC 3372,

3373. Sec. 504. (a) In carrying out activities under section 501, the Sec

82 Stat. 607. retary shall undertake on an experimental basis a program to demonstrate the feasibility of providing families of low income with housing allowances to assist them in obtaining rental housing of their choice in existing standard housing units. For this purpose, the Secretary is authorized to pay and to contract to pay, subject to the limitations of this section, monthly housing allowances to such families in localities determined by the Secretary to have an adequate supply of such housing units.

(b) The housing allowance provided to any family of low income Payments. shall not exceed the difference between 25 per centum of the family's income and the maximum fair market rental established in the locality by the Secretary for dwelling units of similar size in projects receiving annual payments under contracts authorized by section 101 (a) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965. The Secre- 82 Stat. 503; tary shall make the payment of any such allowance to any such family Ante, p. 1771. conditional upon an agreement by the family that the allowance will 12 USC 1701s. be used solely for the payment of rent for occupancy in existing standard housing:

(c) The Secretary is authorized to contract with public or private Contract organizations to provide the services required in the selection of fam- authority. ilies of low income for the distribution of monthly housing allowance payments to such families. In contracting with such organizations, the Secretary is authorized (without limiting his authority under any other provision of law) to delegate to such organizations the authority to make the ministerial findings necessary to enable the Secretary to make such payments to families selected by such organizations.

(d) The Secretary is authorized to pay and to contract to pay (in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 in each of the fiscal years 1972 and 1973) monthly housing allowance payments to families of low income pursuant to this section. There are authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to make payments under this subsection.

(e) The Secretary shall, as early as practicable in the calendar years Report to 1972 and 1973 make a report to the respective Committees on Banking Congress. and Currency of the Senate and House of Representatives with respect to the administration of the program authorized by this section, together with any recommendations that he may deem appropriate. (f) As used in this section

Definitions. (1) The term “families of low income” has the same meaning as in section 2(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

79 Stat. 457. (2) The term "existing standard housing” means a rental unit 42 USC 1402. which meets standards prescribed by the Secretary, (g) No housing allowance payments pursuant to this section shall Time be made after June 30, 1973.


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