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property is owned by the local public agency as part of the project, and such amount shall also be considered a cash local grant-in-aid within the purview of section 110(d) hereof. Such * amount, and the amount of taxes or payments in lieu of taxes included in gross project cost, shall be subject to the approval of the Administrator and such rules, regulations, limitations, and conditions as he may prescribe.

(f) “Net project cost” shall mean the difference between the gross project cost and the aggregate of (1) the total sales prices of all land or other property 5 sold, and (2) the total capital values (i) imputed, on a basis approved by the Administrator, to all land or other property • leased, and (ii) used as a basis for determining the amounts to be transferred to the project from other funds of the local public agency to compensate for any land or other property 5 retained by it for use in accordance with the urban renewal & plan.

(g)? “Going Federal rate” means (with respect to any contract for a loan or advance entered into after the first annual rate has been specified as provided in this sentence) the annual rate of interest which the Secretary of the Treasury shall specify as applicable to the six-month period (beginning with the six-month period ending December 31, 1953) during which the contract for loan or advance & for any project under this title is authorized by the Administrator, which applicable rate for each sixmonth period shall be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury by estimating the average yield to maturity, on the basis of daily closing market bid quotations or prices during the month of May or the month of November, as the case may be, next preceding such six-month period, on all outstanding marketable obligations of the United States having a maturity date of fifteen or more years from the first day of such month of May or November, and by adjusting such estimated average annual yield to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum. / Any such 10 contract for loan made may be revised or superseded by a later contract, so that the going Federal rate, on the basis of which the interest rate on the loan is fixed, shall mean the going Federal rate, as herein defined, on the date that such later 11 contract is authorized.

1(h) “Local public agency” means any State, county, municipality, or other governmental entity or public body, or two 12 or more such entities or bodies, authorized to undertake the project for which assistance is sought. / “State” includes the several States, the District of Columbia,

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Local Public Agency

* This sentence added by sec. 302(d) of the Housing Act of 1956, Public Law 1020, 84th Congress, approved August 7, 1956, 70 stat. 1091, 1099.

• Sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 628, inserted “or other property".

. Sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 628, substituted "urban renewal” for “rr development".

? As originally enacted subsection (g) read as follows:

"(g) 'Going Federal rate' means the annual rate of interest (or, if there shall be two or more such rates of interest, the highest thereof) specified in the most recently issued bonds of the Federal Government having a maturity of ten years or more, determined at the date the contract for advance of funds or for loan is made. Any contract for loan made may be revised or superseded by a later contract, so that the going Federal rate, on the basis of which the interest rate on the loan is fixed, shall mean the going Federal rate, as herein defined, on the date that such contract is revised or superseded by such later contract.'

Sec. 24(a) of the Housing Amendments of 1953, Public Law 94, 83d Congress, approved June 30, 1953, 67 Stat. 121, 127, amended subsection (g) to read as set forth in the text, except for subsequent amendments noted by footnotes indicated in the text.

8 Sec. 416 (1) of the Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86-372, approved September 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 654, 676, struck out “is approved” and substituted "for any project under this title is authorized",

• Sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 629, substituted "advance is approved by the Administrator" for "advance is made", but see preceding footnote for later amendment.

10 Sec. 416 (2) of the Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86-372, approved September 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 654–676, inserted "such".

11 Sec. 416(3) of the Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86-372, approved September 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 654676 substituted ater contract is authorized” for “contract is revised or superseded by such later contract".

12 Sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 629, substituted “or two or more such entities or bodies,” for “which is".

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Land

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Administrator

the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,13 and the Territories and possessions of the United States.

(i)" "Land” means any real property, including improved or unimproved land, structures, improvements, easements, incorporeal hereditaments, estates, and other rights in land, legal or equitable.

(j) "Administrator” means the Housing and Home Finance Administrator.

(k)15 "Federal recognition" means execution of any contract for financial assistance under this title or concurrence by the Administrator in the commencement, without such assistance, of surveys and plans.

Federal Recognition

Disaster Areas

Sec. 111.16 Where the local governing body certifies, and the Administrator finds, that an urban area is in need of redevelopment or rehabilitation as a result of a flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm, or other catastrophe which the President, pursuant to section 2(a) of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize Federal assistance to States and local governments in major disasters, and for other purposes” (Public Law 875, Eighty-first Congress, approved September 30, 1950), as amended, has determined to be a major disaster, the Administrator is authorized to extend financial assistance under this title for an urban renewal project with respect to such area without regard to the following:

(i) the "workable program” requirement in section 101(c), except that any contract for temporary loan or capital grant pursuant to this section shall obligate the local public agency to comply with the "workable program" requirement in section 101(c) by a future date determined to be reasonable by the Administrator and specified in such contract;

(2) the requirements in section 105 (a)(iii) and section 110(b) (1) that the urban renewal plan conform to a general plan of the locality as a whole and to the workable program referred to in section 101(c);

(3) the "relocation" requirements in section 105(c): Provided, That the Administrator finds that the local public agency has presented a plan for the encouragement, to the maximum extent feasible, of the provision of dwellings suitable for the needs of families displaced by the catastrophe or by redevelopment or rehabilitation activities;

(4) the "public hearing” requirement in section 105(d);

(5) the requirements in sections 102 and 110 that the urban renewal area be a slum area or a blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating area; and

(6) the requirements in section 110 with respect to the predominantly residential character or predominantly residential re-use of

urban renewal areas. In the preparation.of the urban renewal plan with respect to a project aided under this section, the local public agency shall give due regard to the removal or relocation of dwellings from the site of recurring floods or other recurring catastrophes in the project area.

18 Sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 629, inserted "the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico",

14 Subsection (i) was added by sec. 311 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 831 Congress, approved August 2, 1954. 68 Stat. 590, 629.

15 Sec. 417 (33) of the Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86-372, approved September 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 651-677, added subsection (k).

16 Sec. 111 added by sec. 307(a) of the Housing Act of 1956, Public Law 1020, 84th Congress, approved August 7, 1956, 70 Stat. 1091, 1101.

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Urban ” Renewal Areas Involving Colleges, Universities,

or Hospitals

Sec. 112. (a) In any case where an educational institution or a hospital is located in or near an urban renewal project area and the governing body of the locality determines that, in addition to the elimination of slums and blight from such area, the undertaking of an urban renewal project in such area will further promote the public welfare and the proper development of the community (1) by making land in such area available for disposition, for uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan, to such educational institution or hospital for redevelopment in accordance with the use or uses specified in the urban renewal plan, (2) by providing, through the redevelopment of the area in accordance with the urban renewal plan, a cohesive neighborhood environment compatible with the functions and needs of such educational institution or hospital, or (3) by any combination of the foregoing, the Administrator is authorized to extend financial assistance under this title for an urban renewal project in such area without regard to the requirements in section 110 hereof with respect to the predominantly residential character or predominantly residential reuse of urban renewal areas. The aggregate expenditures made by any such institution or hospital (directly or through a private redevelopment corporation or municipal or other public corporation) for the acquisition within, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of the project area, of land, buildings, and structures to be redeveloped or rehabilitated by such institution for educational uses or by such hospital for hospital uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan (or with a development plan proposed by such institution, hospital, or corporation, found acceptable by the Administrator after considering the standards specified in section 110(b), and approved under State or local law after public hearing) and for the demolition of such buildings and structures if, pursuant to such urban renewal or development plan, the land is to be cleared and redeveloped, and for the relocation of occupants from buildings and structures to be demolished or rehabilitated, as certified by such institution or hospital to the local public agency and approved by the Administrator, shall be a local grant-in-aid in connection with such urban renewal

17 Sec. 309 of the Housing Act of 1961, Public Law 87–70, approved June 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 149, 169, amended this section to read as set forth in the text. As originally enacted by Sec. 418, Housing Act of 1959, Public Law 86–372, approved Sept. 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 654, 677, this section read as follows:

“URBAN RENEWAL AREAS INVOLVING COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES In any case where an educational institution is located in or near an urban renewal project area and the governing body of the locality determines that, in addition to the elimination of slums and blight from such area, the undertaking of an urban renewal project in such area will further promote the public welfare and the proper development of the community (1) by making land in such area available for disposition, for uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan, to such educational institution for redevelopment in accordance with the use or uses specified in the urban renewal plan, (2) by providing, through the redevelopment of the area in accordance with the urban renewal plan, a cohesive neighborhood environment compatible with the functions and needs of such educational institution, or (3) by any combination of the foregoing, the Administrator is authorized to extend financial assistance under this title for an urban renewal project in such area without regard to the requirements in section 110 hereof with respect to the predominantly residential character or predominantly residential reuse of urban renewal areas: Provided, That the aggregate expenditures made by such institution (directly or through a private redevelopment corporation) for the acquisition (from others than the local public agency), within, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of the project area, of land, buildings, and structures to be redeveloped or rehabilitated by such institution for educational uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan (or with a development plan proposed by such institution or corporation, found acceptable by the Administrator after considering the standards specified in section 110(b), and approveli under State or local law after public hearing), and for the demolition of such buildings and structures (including expenditures to assist in relocating tenants therefrom), if, pursuant to such urban renewal or development plan, the land is to be cleared and redeveloped, as certified by such institution to the local public agency and approved by the Administrator. shall be å local grant-in-aid in connection with such urban renewal project : Provided further, That no such expenditures shall be deemed ineligible as a local grant-in-aid in connection with any such project if made not more than five years prior to the authorization by the Administrator of a contract for a loan or capital grant for such urban renewal project : And provided further, That the term "educational institution" as used herein shall mean any educational institution of higher learning, including any public educational institution or any private educational institution, no part of the net earnings of which shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual."

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project: Provided, That no such expenditure shall be eligible as a local grant-in-aid in any case where the property involved is acquired by such educational institution or hospital from a local public agency which, in connection with its acquisiton or disposition of such property, has received, or contracted to receive, a capital grant pursuant to this title.

(b) No expenditure made by any educational institution or hospital, as provided in subsection (a), shall be deemed ineligible as a local grant-inaid (1) in connection with any urban renewal project if made not more than seven years prior to the authorization by the Administrator of a contract for a loan or capital grant for such project, or (2) in connection with any such project for which the Administrator, prior to September 25, 1963, has authorized a loan or capital grant contract if made not more than five years prior to the submission of an application for financial assistance under this title for such urban renewal project.

(c) The aggregate expenditures made by any public authority, established by any State, for acquisition, demolition, and relocation in connection with land, buildings, and structures acquired by such public authority and leased to an educational institution for educational uses or to a hospital for hospital uses shall be deemed a local grant-in-aid to the same extent as if such expenditures had been made directly by such educational institution or hospital. (d) As used in this section

(1) the term "educational institution” means any educational institution of higher learning, including any public educational institution or any private educational institution, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; and

(2) the term "hospital” means any hospital licensed by the State in which such hospital is located, including any public hospital or any nonprofit hospital, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

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Redevelopment Areas Under the Area Redevelopment Act

Sec. 113.18 (a) Whenever the Secretary of Commerce certifies to the Administrator (1) that any county, city, or other municipality (in this section referred to as a “municipality") is situated in an area designated under section 5 of the Area Redevelopment Act as a redevelopment area, and (2) that there is a reasonable probability that with assistance provided under such Act and other undertakings the area will be able to achieve more than temporary improvement in its economy, the Administrator is authorized to provide financial assistance to a local public agency in any such municipality under this title and the provisions of this section.

(b) Subject to the provisions of subsection (e) of this section, the Administrator may provide such financial assistance under this section without regard to the requirement or limitations of section 110(c) that the project area be predominantly residential in character or be redeveloped for predominantly residential uses under the urban renewal plan, and without regard to any of the limitations of that section on the undertaking of projects for predominantly non residential uses.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a contract for financial assistance under this section may include provisions permitting the disposition of any land in the project area designated under the urban renewal plan for industrial or commercial uses to any public agency or

18 Sec. 113 added by Sec. 14, Area Redevelopment Act, Public Law 87–27, approved May 1, 1961, 75 Stat. 47, 57.

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nonprofit corporation for subsequent disposition as promptly as practicable by such public agency or corporation for the redevelopment of the land in accordance with the urban renewal plan: Provided, That any disposition of such land to such public agency or corporation under this section shall be made at its fair value for uses in accordance with the urban renewal plan: And provided further, That only the purchaser from or lessees of such public agency or corporation, and their assignees, shall be required to assume the obligations relating to the commencement of improvements imposed under section 105(b) hereof.

(d) Following the execution of any contract for financial assistance under this section with respect to any project, the Administrator may exercise the authority vested in him under this section as well as other provisions of this title for the completion of such projects, notwithstanding any determination made after the execution of such contract that the area in which the project is located is no longer a redevelopment area under the Area Redevelopment Act.

(e) Not more than 10 per centum of the funds authorized for capital grants under section 103 after the date of the enactment of the Area Redevelopment Act shall be used for the purpose of providing financial assistance under this section. Amounts used for such purpose shall not be taken into account for the purpose of the limitation contained in the second proviso of the fifth sentence of section 110(c).

Advisory Committees

Title VI–Miscellaneous Provisions
Advisory Committees

Sec. 601.19 The Housing and Home Finance Administrator and the head of each constituent agency of the Housing and Home Finance Agency is hereby authorized to establish such advisory committee or committees as each may deem necessary in carrying out any of his functions, powers, and duties under this or any other Act or authorization. Service as a member of any such committee shall not constitute any form of service, employment, or action within the provisions of sections 281, 283, 284, or 1914 of title 18, United States Code, or within the provisions of section 190 of the Revised Statutes (5 U.S.C. 99). Persons serving without compensation as members of any such committee may be paid transportation expenses and not to exceed $25 per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 73b-2).

SEC. 605. The Housing and Home Finance Administrator shall appoint a Deputy Housing and Home Finance Administrator, and the basic rate of compensation of such position shall be the same as the basic rate of compensation established for the heads of the constituent agencies of the Housing and Home Finance Agency. The Deputy Administrator shall act as Administrator during the absence or disability of the Administrator or in the event of a vacancy in that office, and shall perform such other duties as the Administrator shall direct.

Deputy Administrator

Act Controlling

Sec. 610. Insofar as the provisions of any other law are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, the provisions of this Act shall be controlling

19 Amended by sec. 807 of the Housing Act of 1954, Public Law 560, 83d Congress, approved August 2, 1954, 68 Stat. 590, 645.

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