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[73 Stat. 679]
[73 Stat. 679]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1959

ITS S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 3 7 2 - S E P T. 23, 1969

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" (c) The Administrator is authorized, in areas embracing several municipalities or other political subdivisions, to encourage planning on a unified metropolitan basis and to provide technical assistance for such planning and the solution of problems relating thereto. " (d) I t is the further intent of this section to encourage compre- piJlag.*^*"^** hensive planning for States, cities, counties, metropolitan areas, and urban regions and the establishment and development of the organizational units needed therefor. I n extending financial assistance under this section, the Administrator may require such assurances as he deems adequate that the appropriate State and local agencies are making reasonable progress in the development of the elements of comprehensive planning. Comprehensive planning, as used in this section, includes the following, to the extent directly related to urban needs: (1) preparation, as a guide for long-range development, of general physical plans with respect to the pattern and intensity of land use and the provision of public facilities, together with long-range fiscal plans for such development; f2) programing of capital improvements based on a determination oi relative urgency, together with definitive financing plans for the improvements to be constructed in the earlier years of the program; (3) coordination of all related plans of the departments or subdivisions of the government concerned; (4) intergovernmental coordination of all related planned activities among the State and local governmental agencies concerned; and (5) preparation of regulatory and administrative measures in support of the foregoing. "(e) I n the exercise of his function of encouraging comprehensive planning by the States, the Administrator shall consult with those officials of the Federal Government responsible for the administration of programs of Federal assistance to the States and municipalities for various categories of public facilities." INVESTMENT BY BANKS IN LONG-TEBM OBLIGATIONS OF LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES

SEC. 420. The next to the last sentence of paragraph 7 of section 5136 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (12 U.S.C. 24), is amended by striking out "prior to the maturity of such obligations (which obligations shall have a maturity of not more than eighteen months), monies in an amount which (together with any other monies irrevocably committed to the payment of interest on such obligations) will suffice to pay the principal of such obligations with interest to maturity thereon, which monies under the terms of said agreement are required to be used for the purpose of paying the principal of and the interest on such obligations at their maturity" the first place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "monies in an aggregate amount which (together with any other monies irrevocably committed to the payment of interest on such obligations) will suffice to pay, when due, the interest on and all installments (including the final installment) of the principal of such obligations, which monies under the terms of said agreement are required to be used for such payments". TITLE V—LOW-RENT P U B L I C H O U S I N G DECLARATION OF POLICY

SEC. 501. Section 1 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentences: " I n the development of low-rent housing it shall be the policy of the United States to make adequate provision for larger families and for families consisting of elderly persons. I t is the policy of the United

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