12 USC 1721.
Effective date. 12 USC 1723e note.
PUBLIC LAW 93-449-OCT. 18, 1974
in force, are extended to include any purchase of the Association's obligations hereunder. " (d)(1) The Association is authorized to guarantee securities based on pools or trusts of the mortgages purchased by the Association under this section as provided in section 306(g) of this Act with respect to federally insured or guaranteed mortgages and to act as issuer of such guaranteed securities. The Association shall possess with respect to securities under this section all the powers it possesses with respect to securities guaranteed under such section 306(g), and the provisions of such section shall apply to guarantees under this section, except that such section shall not be deemed to prohibit the Secretary from guaranteeing payment of only a part of the principal and interest on securities issued under the provisions of this section. "(2) The Association may offer and sell any securities guaranteed under this subsection to the Federal Financing Bank, and such Bank is authorized to purchase any securities so offered. The Association may also offer and sell any securities guaranteed under this subsection to any Federal Reserve bank. The proceeds from the sale of such securities when issued by the Association shall be treated in the accounts in the same manner as if such proceeds were from the sale of the underlying mortgages. "(e) The Secretary may make available a portion of his authority under this section to purchase mortgages covering housing which has been constructed more than twelve months prior to enactment of this section in areas where he determines that there is a serious shortage of mortgage credit to purchase such housing. "(f) The Association is authorized to—• "(1) sell mortgages purchased under this section of prices which it determines will help promote the objective of assuring that operations under this section are, to the extent feasible, fully self-supporting; "(2) pay for services performed in carrying out its functions under this section without regard to any limitation on administrative expenses heretofore enacted. " (g) The total amount of purchases and commitments authorized by the Secretary to be made pursuant to this section shall not exceed $7,750,000,000 outstanding at any one time.". (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) becomes effective upon the date of enactment of this Act and shall remain in effect for a period of one year following such date of enactment, except that it shall remain in effect after the expiration of such period to fhe extent necessary (1) to honor commitments to purchase mortgages issued f)rior to the expiration of such period, and (2) to provide for the liquidation of assets and discharge of liabilities acquired or incurred prior to the expiration of such period. AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS
12 USC 1703.
"Historic structures." 'Preservation.
SEC. 4. (a) The National Housing Act is amended as follows: (1) The first sentence of section 2(a) of such Act is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: "; and for the purpose of financing the preservation of historic structures, and. as used in this section, the term 'historic structures' means residential structures which are registered in the National Register of Historic Places or which are certified by the Secretary of the Interior to conform to National Register criteria; and the term 'preservation* means restoration or rehabilitation undertaken for such purposes as are approved by the Secretary in regulations issued by him, after consulting with the Secretary of the Interior".