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Housing Act of 1949

the development of a project pursuant to
this title.1

Definitions

Sec. 110. The following terms shall have the meanings, respectively, ascribed to them below, and, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, shall include the plural as well as the singular number:

(a)2"Urban renewal area" means a slum area or a blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating area in the locality involved which the Secretary approves as appropriate for an urban renewal project.

(b)3 "Urban renewal plan" means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal

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1sec. 310, Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved Aug. 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 626, struck out subsection (c) which read as follows:

"(c) Any contractor engaged on any project financed in whole or in part with funds made available pursuant to this title shall report monthly to the Secretary of Labor, and shall cause all subcontractors to report in like manner within five days after the close of each month and on forms to be furnished by the United States Department of Labor, as to the number of persons on their respective payrolls on the particular project, the aggregate amount of such pay rolls, the total man-hours worked, and itemized expenditures for materials.

Any such contractor sball furnish to the Department of Labor the names and addresses of all subcontractors on the work at the earliest date practicable.

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As originally enacted subsection (a) read as follows:

"(a) 'Redevelopment area' means an area which is appropriate for development or redevelopment and within which a project area is located."

Sec. 311, Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved Aug. 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 626, amended subsection (a) to read as set forth in the text. 3As originally enacted subsection (b) read as follows:

"(b) 'Redevelopment plan' means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for the development or redevelopment of a redevelopment or project area, which plan shall be sufficiently complete (1) to indicate its relationship to definite local objectives as to appropriate land uses and improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, (Footnote continued on next page.)

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project, which plan (1) shall conform to
the general plan of the locality as a
whole and to the workable program referred
to in section 101 hereof and shall be
consistent with definite local objectives
respecting appropriate land uses, improved
traffic, public transportation, public
utilities, recreational and community
facilities, and other public improvements;
and (2) shall be sufficiently complete to
indicate, tol the extent required by the
Secretary for the making of loans and

(Footnote continued from preceding page) recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements; and (2) to indicate proposed land uses and building requirements in the project area: Provided, That the Administrator shall take such steps as he deems necessary to assure consistency between the redevelopment plan and any highways or other public improvements in the locality receiving financial assistance from the Federal Works Agency.

Sec. 311, Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved Aug. 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 626, amended subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) 'Urban renewal plan' means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan (1) shall conform to the general plan of the locality as a whole and to the workable program referred to in section 101 hereof; (2) shall be sufficiently complete to indicate such land acquisition, demolition and removal of structures, redevelopment, improvements, and rehabilitation as may be proposed to be carried out in the urban renewal area, zoning and planning changes, if any, land uses, maximum densities, building requirements, and the plan's relationship to definite local objectives respecting appropriate land uses, improved traffic, public transportation, public utilities, recreational and community facilities, and other public improvements; and (3) shall include, for any part of the urban renewal area proposed to be acquired and redeveloped in accordance with clause (1) of the second sentence of subsection (c) of this section, a redevelopment plan approved by the governing body of the locality.

Sec. 302(a) (2), Housing Act of 1956, Public Law 1020, 84th Congress, approved Aug. 7, 1956, 70 Stat. 1091, 1097, deleted clause numbered (3) from subsection (b).

Sec. 305, Housing Act of 1957, Public Law 85-104, approved July 12, 1957, 71 Stat. 294, 301, amended subsection (b) to read as set forth in the text except for subsequent amendments noted by footnotes indicated in the text.

Isec. 412, Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86-372, approved Sept. 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 654-675, inserted ", to the extent required by the Administrator for the making of loans and grants under this title,".

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grants under this title, such land acquisition)
historic and architectural preservation,
demolition and removal of structures, redevelop-
ment, improvements, and rehabilitation as may
be proposed to be carried out in the urban renewal
area, zoning and planning changes, if any, land
uses, maximum densities and building requirements.

(c)2 "Urban renewal project" or "project" may include undertakings and activities of a local public agency in an urban renewal area for the

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Section 601 (a), Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966, Public Law 89-754, approved Nov. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 1255, 1278, inserted the words "historic and architectural preservation, 2

As originally enacted subsection (c) read as follows: "(c) 'Project' may include (1) acquisition of (1) a slum area or a deteriorated or deteriorating area which is predominantly residential in character, or (ii) any other deteriorated or deteriorating area which is to be developed or redeveloped for predominantly residential uses, or (iii) land which is predominantly open and which because of obsolete platting, diversity of ownership, deterioration of structures or of site improvements, or otherwise substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the community and which is to be developed for predominantly residential uses, or (iv) open land necessary for sound community growth which is to be developed for predominantly residential uses (in which event the project thereon, as provided in the proviso of section 103(a) hereof, shall not be eligible for any capital grant); (2) demolition and removal of buildings and improvements; (3) installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, utilities, and other site improvements essential to the preparation of sites for uses in accordance with the redevelopment plan; and (4) making the land available for development or redevelopment by private enterprise or public agencies (including sale, initial leasing, or retention by the local public agency itself) at its fair value for uses in accordance with the redevelopment plan. For the purposes of this title, the term 'project' shall not include the construction of any of the buildings contemplated by the redevelopment plan, and the term 'redevelopment' and derivatives thereof shall mean develop as well as redevelop. For any of the purposes of section 109 hereof, the term 'project' shall not include any donations or provisions made as local grants-in-aid and eligible as such pursuant to clauses (2) and (3) of section 110(a) hereof."

Sec. 311, Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved Aug. 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 626, amended subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) 'Urban renewal project' or 'project' may include undertakings

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(Footnote continued from previous page) and activities of a local public agency in an urban renewal area for the elimination and for the prevention of the development or spread of slums and blight, and may involve slum clearance and redevelopment in an urban renewal area, or rehabilitation or conservation in an urban renewal area, or any combination or part thereof, in accordance with such urban renewal plan. For the purposes of this subsection, 'slum clearance and redevelopment' may include (1) acquisition of (1) a slum area or a deteriorated or deteriorating area, or (11) land which is predominantly open and which because of obsolete platting, diversity of ownership, deterioration of structures or site improvements, or otherwise, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the community, or (iii) open land necessary for sound community growth which is to be developed for predominantly residential uses: Provided, That the requirement in paragraph (a) of this section that the area be a slum area or a blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating area shall not be applicable in the case of an open land project: And provided further, That financial assistance shall not be extended under this title for any project involving slum clearance and redevelopment of an area which is not clearly predominantly residential in character unless such area is to be redeveloped for predominantly residential uses, except that, where such an area which is not predominantly residential in character contains a substantial number of slum, blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating dwellings or other living accommodations, the elimination of which would tend to promote the public health, safety and welfare in the locality involved and such area is not appropriate for redevelopment for predominantly residential uses, the Administrator may extend financial assistance for such a project, but the aggregate of the capital grants made pursuant to this title with respect to such projects shall not exceed 10 per centum of the total amount of capital grants authorized by this title; (2) demolition and removal of buildings and improvements; (3) installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, utilities, parks, playgrounds, and other improvements necessary for carrying out in the area the urban renewal objectives of this title in accordance with the urban renewal plan; and (4) making the land available for development or redevelopment by private enterprise or public agencies (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. For the purposes of this subsection, 'rehabilitation' or 'conservation' may include the restoration and renewal of a blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating area by (1) carrying out plans for a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of buildings or other improvements in accordance with the urban renewal plan; (2) acquisition of real property and demolition or removal of buildings and improvements thereon Housing Act of 1949

elimination and for the prevention of the development or spread of slums and blight, and may involve slum clearance and redevelopment in an urban renewal area, or rehabilitation or conservation in an urban

(Footnote continued from previous page) where necessary to eliminate unhealthful, insanitary or unsafe conditions, lessen density, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare, or to otherwise remove or prevent the spread of blight or deterioration, or to provide land for needed public facilities; (3) installation, construction, or reconstruction, of such improvements as are described in clause (3) of the preceding sentence; and (4) the disposition of any property acquired in such 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.

"For the purposes of this title, the term 'project' shall not include the construction or improvement of any building, and the term 'redevelopment' and derivatives thereof shall mean development as well as redevelopment. For any of the purposes of section 109 hereof, the term 'project' shall not include any donations or provisions made as local grants-in-aid and eligible as such pursuant to clauses (2) and (3) of section 110(a) hereof.

Sec. 106(c), Housing Amendments of 1955, Public Law 345, 84th Congress, approved Aug. 11, 1955, 69 Stat. 635, 637, inserted the following between the first and second sentences of subsection (c): 'Where land within the purview of subparagraph (1) (11) or (1) (iii) hereof (whether it be predominantly residential or nonresidential in character) is to be redeveloped for predominantlynonresidential uses, loans and advances under this title may be extended therefor if the governing body of the local public agency determines that such redevelopment for predominantly nonresidential uses is necessary and appropriate to facilitate the proper growth and development of the community in accordance with sound planning standards and local community objectives and to afford maximum opportunity for the redevelopment of the project area by private enterprise: Provided, That loans and outstanding advances to any local public agency pursuant to the authorization of this sentence shall not exceed 23 per centum of the estimated gross project costs of the projects undertaken under other contracts with such local public agency pursuant to this title."

Subsection (c) was amended to read as set forth in the text by sec. 302(b) Housing Act of 1956, Public Law 1020, 84th Congress, approved Aug. 7, 1956, 70 Stat. 1091, 1097, except for subsequent amendments noted by footnotes indicated in the text.

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