Domestic Housing and Community Development Issues for Planning: Study

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Page 44 - The primary objective of this title is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Page 70 - Major disaster" means any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States which, in the determination of the President, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under...
Page 70 - ... which requires Federal emergency assistance to supplement State and local efforts to save lives and protect property, public health and safety or to avert or lessen the threat of a disaster. A Presidential declaration of a "major disaster" or an ""emergency" makes a broad range of assistance available to individuals, State and local governments.
Page 17 - The Congress hereby declares that the general welfare and security of the Nation and the health and living standards of its people require housing production and related community development sufficient to remedy the serious housing shortage, the elimination of substandard and other inadequate housing through the clearance of slums and blighted areas, and the realization as soon as feasible of the goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family...
Page 17 - Congress further declares that such production is necessary to enable the housing industry to make its full contribution toward an economy of maximum employment, production, and purchasing power.
Page 3 - Government, or (iv) is intended to be sold by the originating lender to the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), or to a financial institution which intends to sell the mortgage to FHLMC.
Page 1 - ... the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation...
Page 3 - Nation would still be. after 20 or 25 years, far, far away from the national goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family. A range of weaknesses in present housing code standards, such as standards below a minimum level of health and safety, administrative procedures which lack a desirable variety of compliance techniques, and legal tools which are less than effective, has been pointed out. The APHA and the Public Health...
Page 70 - When a disaster threatens or occurs, local authorities take immediate steps to warn and evacuate citizens, alleviate suffering, and protect life and property. If additional help is needed, the Governor may direct execution of the State's emergency plan, use State police or National Guardsmen, or commit other State resources as the situation demands. Federal establishments, particularly military installations which are located in or near the disaster area, may provide immediate...
Page 2 - ... the Congress, and the Board." This additional language would eliminate any doubt as to the authority of the General Accounting Office as an agent of Congress to make a business-type audit of the program similar to that provided by the Congress with respect to the Federal Housing Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation insurance programs. Also, other than in broad terms, the bill does not specify the types of loans contemplated...

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