Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 75.djvu/198

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.
[75 Stat. 158]
[75 Stat. 158]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

168

PUBLIC LAW 87-70~JUNE 30, 1961

[75 S T A T.

of housing, the Commissioner is authorized to make commitments to insure and to insure a home improvement loan (including advances during construction or improvement) under this subsection in acAnte, p. 154. cordance with the provisions of section 220(h), except that (1) the structures improved shall be designed for occupancy by not more than four families and shall not be required to be located in the area of an urban renewal project, (2) the Commissioner shall find that the project with respect to which the loan is executed is economically sound, (3) all funds received and all disbursements made shall be credited or charged, as appropriate, to a separate Section 203 Home Improvement Account to be maintained as hereinafter provided under the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, and (4) insurance benefits shall be paid in debentures executed in the name of the Section 203 Home Improvement Account. For the purposes of this subsection, the Commissioner shall have all the authority provided in section 220(h). Debentures issued with respect to loans insured under this subsection shall be issued in accordance with sections 220(h)(6) and 220(h)(7), except that as applied to those loans references in section 220(h) to 'this subsection' shall be construed to refer to this section 203(k), references to the Section 220 Home Improvement Account shall be construed to refer to the Section 203 Home Improvement Account, and references to the Section 220 Housing Insurance Fund shall be construed to refer to the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. All of the provisions in section 220(h)(4) relative to the Section 220 Home Improvement Account shall be equally applicable to the Section 203 Home Improvement Account. There is hereby created a separate Section 203 Home Improvement Account under the Mutual Mortgage Insurance F u n d which shall be used by the Commissioner as a revolving fund for carrying out the provisions of this subsection, and the Commissioner is authorized to transfer to such Account the sum of $1,000,000 from the W a r Housing Insurance Fund established pursuant to the provisions of 12 USC 1737, section 602 of this Act. The provisions of section 205(c) shall not 1711 be applicable to loans insured under this subsection." 12 USC f7?7. (^ Section 302(b) of the National Housing Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "For the purposes of this title, the term 'mortgages' shall be inclusive of any mortgages or other loans insured under any of the provisions of the National Housing Act." EXPERIMENTAL HOUSING MORTGAGE INSURANCE

i7\5w" ® ^ '^°'"

^^^' ^^^' "^^^^^ ^^ of'the National Housing Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following section: ((EXPERIMENTAL

HOUSING

"SEC. 233. (a) I n order to assist in lowering housing costs and improving housing standards, quality, livability, or durability or neighborhood design through the utilization of advanced housing technology, or experimental property standards, the Commissioner is authorized to insure and to make commitments to insure, under this section, mortgages (including, in the case of mortgages insured under subsection (b)(2) of this section, advances on such mortgages during construction) secured by properties including dwellings involving the utilization and testing of advanced technology in housing design, materials, or construction, or experimental property standards for neighborhood design if the Commissioner determines that (1) the property is an acceptable risk, 2:iving consideration to the need for testing advanced housing technology or experimental property stand-