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[75 Stat. 157]
[75 Stat. 157]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

76 S T A T. ]

157

PUBLIC LAW 87-70-JUNE 30, 1961

shall include such provisions for redemption, if any, as may be prescribed by the Commissioner with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, and they may be in coupon or registered form. Any difference between the amount of the debentures to which the financial institution is entitled, and the aggregate face value of the debentures issued, not to exceed $50, shall be adjusted by the payment of cash by the Commissioner to the financial institution from the Section 220 Home Improvement Account. "(8) The provisions of subsections (c), (d), and (h) of section 2 shall apply to home improvement loans insured under this subsection, and for the purposes of this subsection references in subsections (c), (d), and (h) of section 2 to 'this section' or 'this title' shall be construed to refer to this subsection. " (9)(A) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, no home improvement loan executed m connection with the improvement of a structure for use as rental accommodations for five or more families shall be insured under this subsection unless the borrower has agreed (i) to certify, upon completion of the improvement and prior to final endorsement of the loan, either that the actual cost of improvement equal'id or exceeded the proceeds of the home improvement loan, or the amount by which the proceeds of the loan exceed the actual cost, as the case may be, and (ii) to pay forthwith to the financial institution, for application to the reduction of the principal of the loan, the amount, if any, certified to be in excess of the actual cost of improvement. Upon the Commissioner's approval of the borrower's certification as required under this paragraph, the certification shall be final and incontestable, except for fraud or material misrepresentation on the part of the borrower. "(B) As used in subparagraph (A), the term 'actual cost' means the cost to the borrower of the improvement, including the amounts paid for labor, materials, construction contracts, off-site public utilities, streets, organization and legal expenses, such allocations of general overhead items as are acceptable to the Commissioner, and other items of expense approved by the Commissioner, plus a reasonable allowance for builder's profit if the borrower is also the builder, as defined by the Commissioner, and excluding the amount of any kickbacks, rebates, or trade discounts received in connection with the improvement. " (10) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Commissioner is authorized and empowered (i) to make expenditures and advances out of funds made available by this Act to preserve and protect his interest in any security for, or the lien or priority of the lien securing, any loan or other indebtedness owing to, insured by, or acquired by the Commissioner or by the United States under this subsection, or section 2 or 203(k); and (ii) to bid for and to purchase at any foreclosure or other sale or otherwise acquire property pledged, mortgaged, conveyed, attached, or levied upon to secure the payment of any loan or other indebtedness owing to or acquired by the Commissioner or by the United States under this subsection or section 2 or 203 (k). The authority conferred by this paragraph may be exercised as provided in the last sentence of section 204(g)." (b) Section 203 of the National Housing Act is amended by— (1) striking out in subsection (e) "of the mortgage" and inserting in lieu thereof "of the loan or mortgage"; (2) striking out in subsection (e) approved mortgagee" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "approved financial institution or approved mortgagee"; and (3) adding at the end thereof the following subsection: "(k) To supplement the mortgage insurance provisions of this section in order to assist the conservation, improvement, and alteration

12 USC 1703.

Exception,

"Actual c o s t ".

Authority.

12 USC 17110. 12 USC 1709.