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1 fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and the term “region"
means any area within the United States which includes all
SEC. 501. (a) Any contract or other arrangement for 8 assistance under this Act with respect to a program or project 9 shall include a plan for the relocation of individuals, families, 10 business concerns, and nonprofit organizations displaced" or 11
to be displaced in the carrying out of such program or 12
project. The provisions and procedures included in any such 13 relocation plan shall meet relocation staridards equivalent to 14 those described under section 105 (c) of the Housing Act
of 1949 with respect to urban renewal projects'assisted under title I of that Act, and the relocation activities under the plan shall to the maximum extent feasible be coordinated
with the activities assisted under this Act so as to assure
that the available supply of housing in the area involved 20.. will be maintained or improved.
(b) (1) To the extent not otherwise authorized under 22 24 any Federál law, financial assistance under any' provision 23. of this Act shall include grants to cover the full cost of
* 21 relocation payments.
(2) As used in paragraph: (1), the term "relocation
payments” means payments to a displaced individual, fam2 ily, business concern, or nonprofit organization which are 3 made on such terms and conditions and subject to such limi4 tations (to the extent applicable, but not including the date 5 of displacement) as are provided for relocation payments, at 6 the time such payments are approved, by section 114 (b),
(c), (d), and (e) of the Housing Act of 1949 with respect to projects assisted under title I thereof.
PRIORITIES IN HOUSING PRODUCED UNDER PROGRAMS
SEC. 502. Under regulations which shall be prescribed 12 jointly by the Community Development Corporation and the 13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a priority to 14
occupy housing produced under or resulting from any pro15
gram or project carried out or assisted under this Act shall be 16
given to individuals and families who have been displaced 17
from their homes by urban renewal, highway construction,
or any other activities carried out by a governmental agency 19
or with assistance under a Federal program.
UTILIZATION OF NEW AND IMPROVED CONSTRUCTION
METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
SEC. 503. No assistance shall be provided under any provision of this Act with respect to any program or project unless the Community Development Corporation or the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (as may be
1 appropriate) finds that there are in effect within the area 2 where such program or project is located modern building 3 and housing codes which permit the utilization of factory4 built housing, industrialized building techniques, and other 5
improved housing construction methods, technology, tech
niques, and materials which have been tested and approved 7
by institutions qualified to do so and found acceptable by 8 the Secretary for purposes of programs within his juris9 diction.
: to any
SEO, 504. The consent of the Congress is hereby given 12
two or more States to enter into agreements or con13
tracts, not in conflict with any law of the United States, 14 for cooperative efforts and mutual assistance in carrying out 15
or implementing any of the purposes or objectives of this 16
Act, and to establish such agencies, joint or otherwise, as 17
they may deem desirable for making effective such agree
DIGEST OF S. 3640
Title I of the act recognizes the need for a national urbanization policy and specifically outlines the purposes of this policy. A Council on Urban Growth is created within the Executive Office of the President to prepare a biennial Report on Urban Growth, to collect, analyze and evaluate relevant information. to assess the effects of Federal programs on urban growth, and to assess other public and private efforts to create rational urban growth. The report shall include significant problems encountered as a result of urban growth trends and developments, a review of existing programs and efforts, and recommendations for future programs and policies.
Title II, the Development of New Communities, encourages public and private bodies to undertake community growth and development programs, including the development of new communities, satellite communities, accelerated growth centers, new towns-in-town, and other large scale urban development. The Community Development Corporation is established and authorized to extend finan. cial assistance through loans to eligible developers for feasibility studies, planning, land acquisition and development, construction of essential public works and facilities, and necessary commercial and industrial areas. The Corporation may also provide public service grants for the staffing of essential public facilities and services. Any development undertaken under this title must be economically feasible and must contribute to the orderly growth and development of the area. The developer must provide a sound internal development plan which is consistent with any comprehensive planning in the area and which has received all necessary governmental approvals. The new community guarantee program authorized by Title IV of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is transferred to the Corporation. The Community Development Corporation, as a government corporation within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is authorized to establish a Community Development Fund, carry out demonstration programs and advise on the compatability of any major Federal installation with the provisions of this act.
Title III provides for inner city development to augment the inventory of housing and essential public services through more rational use of urban land and space. Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended to permit the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make financial assistance available to local public agencies for rebuilding projects on land which is currently occupied by functionally obsolete or uneconomic uses or which is curently unusable because of natural hazards or inadequate development, though not necessarily "blighted". Grants under this title shall be available for feasibility studies, plan. ning and developing the project, and the acquisition and preparation of land and space.
Title IV, Assistance Planning for State and Regional Growth and Stabilization, amends section 701 of the Housing Act of 1954 to provide grants to States, regional bodies, State boundary commissions and municipal incorporation control agencies to assist in financing the cost of conducting population growth and urban development planning programs. In addition this title provides technical assistance to State and regional agencies engaged in land-use planning and authorizes grants to enable such agencies to purchase open land surrounding urban and metropolitan areas to insure proper growth and development.
Title V of this act includes general provisions relating to relocation requirements and payments, housing priorities for programs assisted, requirements for the utilization of new and improved construction methods and techniques, and advance consent to interstate compacts for mutual assistance in carrying out the objectives of the Act.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
APRIL 23, 1970 Mr. Fong introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred
to the Committee on Banking and Currency
To authorize housing loans under title V of the Housing Act of
1949 to lessees of nonfarm land in rural areas.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That paragraph (2) of section 501 (b) of the Housing Act 4 of 1949 is amended to read as follows:
“(2) For the purposes of this title, the terms ‘owner'
6 and ‘mortgage include, respectively, the lessee of, and any 7 other security interest in, any leasehold interest which the 8 Secretary determines has an unexpired term (A) in the
case of a loan, for a period sufficiently beyond the repayment 10 period of the loan to provide adequate security and a reason11 able probability of accomplishing the objectives for which