Urban Renewal in the District of Columbia: Hearings Before Subcommittee 4 of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, First Session, Part 6

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Page 2297 - The concept of the public welfare is broad and inclusive. The values it represents are spiritual as well as physical, aesthetic as well as monetary. It is within the power of the legislature to determine that the community should be beautiful as well as healthy, spacious as well as clean, well-balanced as well as carefully patrolled.
Page 2267 - ... the realization as soon as feasible of the goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family...
Page 2297 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter !— all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement...
Page 2278 - Substandard housing conditions" means the conditions obtaining in connection with the existence of any dwelling, or dwellings, or housing accommodations for human beings, which because of lack of sanitary facilities, ventilation, or light, or because of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty interior arrangement, or any combination of these factors, is in the opinion of the Commissioners detrimental to the safety, health, morals, or welfare of the inhabitants of the District of Columbia.
Page 2479 - Gross project cost' shall comprise (1) the amount of the expenditures by the local public agency with respect to any and all undertakings necessary to carry out the project (including the payment of carrying charges, but not beyond the point where the project is completed), and (2) the amount of such local grants-in-aid as are furnished in forms other than cash.
Page 2403 - Renewal, the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency and the National Capital Planning Commission have agreed upon a method for making application for a Federal grant to assist in preparing a community renewal program for the District of Columbia, and are of the opinion that such application should be submitted as soon as possible, the functions, powers and duties in respect of the community renewal...
Page 2297 - The taking of one citizen's property for the purpose of improving it and selling or leasing it to another, or for the purpose of reducing unemployment, is not, in our opinion, within the scope of the powers of the federal government.
Page 2457 - ... (4) disposition of any property acquired in the urban renewal area (including sale, initial leasing or retention by the local public agency itself) at its fair value for uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan...
Page 2403 - ... programs (through the adoption, modernization, administration, and enforcement of housing, zoning, building and other local laws, codes and regulations relating to land use and adequate standards of health, sanitation, and safety for buildings, including the use and occupancy of dwellings) for (1) preventing the spread or recurrence in the community of slums and blighted areas...
Page 2403 - In entering into any contract for advances for surveys, plans, and other preliminary work for projects under this title or ' for grants pursuant to section 103 (d), the Administrator shall give consideration to the extent to which appropriate local public bodies have undertaken positive programs (through the adoption, modernization, administration, and enforcement of housing, zoning, building and other local laws, codes...

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