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[PUBLIC LAW 689-80TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 520—2D SESSION]

(S. 2288)

AN ACT To amend the Lanham Act so as to permit the sale of certain permanent war

housing thereunder to veterans at a purchase price not in excess of the cost of construction.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4 of the Act entitled “An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes”, approved October 14, 1940, as amended, is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a colon and the following:"Provided further, That whenever the Administrator disposes of any permanent house or structure containing not more than four family dwelling units under authority of this Act by offering such house or structure for sale on an individual basis, he shall, when the purchaser is a veteran buying for his own occupancy, sell any such house or structure (1) at a purchase price not in excess of the apportioned cost of such house or structure and of the land and appurtenances allocated thereto, together with the apportioned share of the cost of all utilities and other facilities provided for and common to the project of which such house or structure is a part, or (2) at a purchase price not in excess of such considered full market value of such house or structure and the land, appurtenances, utilities and facilities allocated thereto, whichever purchase price is the less.”

Approved June 19, 1948.

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(PUBLIC LAW 702-80TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 533—2D SESSION)

(H. R. 4244]

AN ACT To authorize assistance to certain veterans in acquiring specially adapted housing which they require by reason of the nature of their service-connected disabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1, title 1, Public Law Numbered 2, Seventy-third Congress, approved March 20, 1933, as amended, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection known as subsection (g) and to read as follows:

"(g) Any person who served in the active military or naval service of the United States who is entitled to compensation under the provisions of Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (a), as amended, for permanent and total service-connected disability due to spinal-cord disease or injury with paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body shall be entitled to assistance in acquiring a suitable housing unit with special fixtures or movable facilities made necessary by the nature of the person's disability, and necessary land therefor, subject to the provisions and limitations of Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (a), as amended, part IX."

SEC. 2. Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (a), as amended, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new part to be known as part IX and to read as follows:

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"PART IX “1. The Administrator of Veterans Affairs is authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to assist any person (hereinafter referred to as "veteran) who served in the active military or naval service of the United States, who is entitled to compensation under the provisions of this regulation for permanent and total serviceconnected disability due to spinal-cord disease or injury with paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body in acquiring a suitable housing unit with special fixtures or movable facilities made necessary by the nature of the veteran's disability, and necessary land therefor: Provided, That the regulations of the Administrator shall include, but not be limited to, provisions requiring findings that (a) it is medically feasible for such veteran to reside in the proposed housing unit and in the proposed locality; (b) the proposed housing unit bears a proper relation to the veteran's present and anticipated income and expenses; and (c) that the nature and condition of the proposed housing unit are such as to be suitable to the veteran's needs for dwelling purposes.

“2. The assistance authorized by paragraph 1 shall be limited in the case of any veteran to one housing unit, and necessary land therefor, and shall be afforded under one of the following plans, at the option of the veteran, but shall not exceed $10,000 in any one case "(a) where the veteran elects to construct a housing unit on land to be acquired by him, the Administrator shall pay not to exceed 50 per centum of the total cost to the veteran of (1) the housing unit and (2) the necessary land upon which it is to be situated;

“(b) where the veteran elects to construct a housing unit on land acquired by him prior to application for assistance under this part, the Administrator shall pay not to exceed the smaller of the following sums: (1) 50 per centum of the total cost to the veteran of the housing unit and the land necessary for such housing unit, or (2) 50 per centum of the cost to the veteran of the housing unit plus the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost to the veteran of the land necessary for such housing unit;

"(c) where the veteran elects to remodel a dwelling, which is not adapted to the requirements of his disability, acquired by him prior to application for assistance under this part, the Admin. istrator shall pay not to exceed the total of (1) 50 per centum of the cost to the veteran of such remodeling, plus (2) the smaller of the following sums: (A) 50 per centum of the cost to the veteran of such dwelling and the necessary land upon which it is situated, or (B) the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost to the veteran of such dwelling and the necessary land upon which it is situated; and

“(d) where the veteran has acquired a suitable housing unit, the Administrator shall pay not to exceed the smaller of the following sums: (1) 50 per centum of the cost to the veteran of such housing unit and the necessary land upon which it is situated, or (2) the full amount of the unpaid balance, if any, of the cost to the veteran of such housing unit and the necessary land upon

which it is situated. “3. The Administrator of Veterans Affairs is authorized to furnish to veterans eligible for assistance under this part, without cost to the veterans, model plans and specifications of suitable housing units.

“4. Any person who accepts the benefits of this part shall not by reason thereof be denied the benefits of title III of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended.

“6. The Government of the United States shall have no liability in connection with any housing unit, or necessary land therefor, acquired under the provisions of this part."

Sec. 3. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary

out the
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of this Act. Approved June 19, 1948.

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(PUBLIC LAW 751–80TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 615–20 SESSION)

(H. R. 6188]

AN ACT To confer jurisdiction over the Fort Des Moines Veterans' Village upon the State

of Iowa.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, "That exclusive civil and criminal jurisdiction, including the right of suffrage, over the Fort Des Moines Veterans' Village is hereby conferred upon the State of Iowa. Such jurisdiction shall terminate whenever the rights and privileges granted to the city of Des Moines by the instrument executed on December 24, 1946, by the United States (acting by the Commissioner of the Federal Public Housing Authority) and the city of Des Moines shall terminate.

SEC. 2. As used in this Act, the term "Fort Des Moines Veterans' Village” means the land leased by the United States to the city of Des Moines on December 24, 1946.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon the acceptance by the Executive Council of the State of Iowa of the jurisdiction conferred by the first section.

Approved June 24, 1948.

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(PUBLIC LAW 796—801H CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 688—20 SESSION)

(H. R. 5710]

AN ACT To amend the Act entitled “An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connec

tion with national defense, and for other purposes”, approved October 14, 1940, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes”, approved October 14, 1940, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section 505:

"Sec. 505. (a) Upon the filing of a request therefor as herein provided, the Administrator shall relinquish and transfer, without monetary consideration, to any educational institution all contractual rights (including the right to revenues and other proceeds) and all property right, title, and interest of the United States in and with respect to any temporary housing located on land owned by such institution, or controlled by it and not held by the United States: Provided, That any net revenues or other proceeds from such housing to which the United States is entitled shall not cease, by virtue of this section 505, to accrue to the United States until the end of the month in which the rights, title, and interest with respect to such housing are relinquished and transferred hereunder, and the obligation of the transferee to pay such accrued amounts shall not be affected by this section: And provided further, That this shall not be deemed to require a transfer to an educational institution which has no contractual or other interest in the housing or the land on which it is located except that of a lessor. As used in this section, the term 'temporary housing' shall include any housing (including trailers and other mobile or portable housing) constructed, acquired, or made available under this title V, and includes any structures, appurtenances, and other property, real or personal, acquired for or' held in connection therewith.

"(b) The filing of a request under this section must be made within one hundred and twenty days of the date of enactment of the section and shall be authorized by the board of trustees or other governing body of the institution making the request. Such request shall be accompanied by an opinion of the chief law officer or legal counsel of the institution making the request to the effect that it has legal authority to make the request, to accept the transfer of and operate any property involved, and to perform its obligations under this section. The provisions of section 313 of this Act (and the contractual obligations of the educational institution to the Federal Government with respect thereto) shall cease to apply to any temporary housing to which rights are relinquished or transferred under this section 503 if (and only if) the request therefor is supported by a resolution of the governing body of the municipality or county having jurisdiction

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