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APPROPRIATION ACT LIMITS ON URBAN RENEWAL GRANTS

EXCERPT FROM INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION ACT, 1966

(Public Law 89-128, 79 Stat. 520, 532)

URBAN RENEWAL ADMINISTRATION

For expenses in connection with grants for urban renewal programs as authorized by title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, $438,675,000, including $331,000,000 as an additional amount for payment of grants to liquidate contract authorization incurred prior to July 1, 1965, and not to exceed $13,175,000 for administrative expenses of making such grants and of making grants authorized by sections 314 and 701 of the Housing Act of 1954, as amended: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for administrative expenses or technical services in connection with contracts for grants or any other obligations in excess of the amounts herein provided.

Approved August 16, 1965.

EXCERPT FROM SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1966

(Public Law 89-309, 79 Stat. 1133, 1135)

For additional amounts for "Urban renewal administration", to remain available until expended, $675,570,000 for the fiscal year 1966, including not to exceed $570,000 for administrative expenses during such year, and $725,000,000 for grants for the fiscal year 1967: Provided, That funds available for administrative expenses in the current fiscal year shall be available in connection with grants provided for in this paragraph: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,500,000 of the amount provided for each fiscal year in this paragraph for grants shall be available for rehabilitation grants pursuant to Sec. 115 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, and not to exceed $75,000,000 shall be available for code enforcement grants pursuant to Sec. 117 of such Act.

Approved October 31, 1965

EXCERPT FROM INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION ACT, 1967

(Public Law 89-555, 80 Stat. 663, 681)

For administrative expenses for urban renewal programs not exceeding commitments heretofore made or provided for in appropriation acts, including programs authorized by title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1450 et seq.), and sections 314 and 701 of the Housing Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.c. 1452a; 40 U.S.C. 461), $15,000,000: Provided, That the limitation on funds for rehabilitation grants contained in the second proviso under the head "Urban renewal administration", in the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1966, is increased by $9,000,000 for current fiscal year.

Approved September 6, 1966

EXCERPT FROM SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1967

(Public Law 89-697, 80 Stat. 1057, 1058)

For grants for urban renewal, fiscal year 1968, as an additional amount for urban renewal programs, as authorized by title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1450 et seq.), and section 314 of the Housing Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1452a), $750,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no commitments shall be entered into during the fiscal year 1968 for grants aggregating more than the total amounts available in that year from the amounts authorized for making such commitments through June 30, 1967, plus the additional amount appropriated herein.

Approved October 27, 1966

EXCERPT FROM INDEPENDENT OFFICES AND DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATION ACT, 1968

(Public Law 90-121, 81 Stat. 341)

For grants for urban renewal, fiscal year 1969, as an additional amount for urban renewal programs, as authorized by title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1450 et seq.), and section 314 of the Housing Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1452a), $750,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no

part of any appropriation in this Act shall be used for administrative expenses in connection with commitments for grants aggregating more than the total of amounts available in the current year from the amounts authorized for making such commitments through June 30, 1967, plus the additional amounts appropriated therefor.

Approved November 3, 1967.

CONGRESSIONAL AFFIRMATIONS OF NATIONAL HOUSING POLICY

EXCERPTS FROM HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1968

Public Law 90-448
(82 Stat. 476,601)

DECLARATION OF POLICY

Sec. 2. The Congress affirms the national goal, as set forth in section 2 of the Housing Act of 1949, of "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family".

The Congress finds that this goal has not been fully realized for many of the Nation's lower income families; that this is a matter of grave national concern; and that there exist in the public and private sectors of the economy the resources and capabilities necessary to the full realization of this goal.

The Congress declares that in the administration of those housing programs authorized by this Act which are designed to assist families with incomes so low that they could not otherwise decently house themselves, and of other Government programs designed to assist in the provision of housing for such families, the highest priority and emphasis should be given to meeting the housing needs of those families for which the national goal has not become a reality; and in the carrying out of such programs there should be the fullest practicable utilization of the resources and capabilities of private enterprise and of individual self-help techniques.

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TITLE XVI-HOUSING GOALS AND ANNUAL HOUSING REPORT

REAFFIRMATION OF GOAL

Sec. 1601. The Congress finds that the supply of the Nation's housing is not increasing rapidly enough to meet the national housing goal, established in the Housing Act of 1949, of the "realization as soon as feasible of the goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family". The Congress reaffirms this national housing goal and determines that it can be substantially achieved within the next decade by the construction or rehabilitation of twenty-six million housing units, six million of these for low and moderate income families.

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Approved August 1, 1968

REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE

Rehabilitation Grants

Section 115, Housing Act of 1949, supra, authorizes Federal rehabilitation grants to low income homeowners in urban renewal areas, areas of concentrated code enforcement, and blighted areas planned for rehabilitation or code enforcement within a reasonable time. Grants can also be made to owner occupants of real property which has been determined to be uninsurable because of physical hazards after an inspection pursuant to a State-wide property insurance plan.

Rehabilitation Loans

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is authorized to make rehabilitation loans under the following provisions of the Housing Act of 1964:

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(a) The Secretary is authorized, through the utilization of local public and private agencies where feasible, to make loans as here in provided to the owners and tenants of property to finance the rehabilitation of such property. No loan shall be made under this section unless-

(1) (A) the property is situated in an urban renewal area or an area in which a program of concentrated code enforcement activity is being carried out pursuant to section 117 of the Housing Act of 1949, and the rehabilitation is required to make the property conform to applicable code requirements or to carry out the objectives of the urban renewal plan for the area and, in addition, to generally improve the condition of the property; or

Isec. 311(e), Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965, approved August 10, 1965, 79 Stat. 451, 479, inserted the language authorizing loans in areas of concentrated code enforcement activities.

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