88 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 93-449-OCT. 18, 1974
which gave rise to his determination under paragraph (1) are no longer present. "(b) Whenever the Secretary issues a directive under subsection (a) (1), the Association shall make commitments to purchase and purchase, and may service, sell (with or without recourse), or otherwise deal in, mortgages (1) which cover more than four-family residences (including cooperatives and condominiums and the individual units therein) and which are insured under the National Housing Act and chapter 37 of title 38 of the United States Code, or (2) which cover oneto four-family residences and which are insured under the National Housing Act or guaranteed under chapter 37 of title 38 of the United States Code or by qualified private insurers as determined by the Association or the outstanding principal balances of which do not exceed 80 per centum of the value of the property securing the mortgages. A mortgage may be purchased under this section only if— " (A) such mortgage was executed to finance the acquisition of a one- to four-family residence which will be the principal residence of the mortgagor or to finance the purchase of a more than fourfamily residence and is subject to a mortgage insured under the National Housing Act; " (B) such mortgage involves an original principal obligation not to exceed $42,000 per family residence or dwelling unit, and except that the original principal obligation may not exceed $55,000 in the case of properties in Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam; " (C) such mortgage involves an interest rate or yield not in excess of that which the Secretary may prescribe, taking into account the cost of funds and administrative costs under this section, the importance of making mortgage credit available on reasonable terms, and current conditions in the mortgage market, but in no event shall such rate exceed a rate equal to the average yield during the month preceding the month in which a commitment to purchase such mortgage was issued on all marketable bonds of the United States maturing in more than six but less than twelve years from the date of such commitment (exclusive of bonds with a coupon rate of less than 6 per centum) plus one-half of 1 per centum, adjusted upward to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum and taking into account the need to assure that the funds are available in all States pursuant to any maximum mortgage interest rate permitted under the laws or constitutions of the various States and, notwithstanding any State law or constitution to the contrary, discount points and other charges collected in connection with mortgage transactions under this section and reco^ized by the Association shall not be considered in determining whether the interest rate on any such mortgage exceeds any State usury ceiling. "(c) The Association may issue to the Secretary of the Treasury its obligations in an amount outstanding at any one time sufficient to enable the Association to carry out its functions under this section. Each such obligation shall mature at such time and be redeemable at the option of the Association in such manner as may be determined by the Association, and shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, taking into consideration the current average yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturities during the month preceding the issuance of the obligation of the Association. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to purchase any obligations of the Association issued under this section, and for such purposes the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to use as a public debt transaction the proceeds from the sale of any securities issued under the Second Liberty Bond Act, as now or hereafter in force, and the purposes for which securities may be issued under the Second Liberty Bond Act, as now or hereafter
12 USC 1701 ^"as^usc 1 soi.
12 u sc 17 01 ^"^o"°'a"g ri cipai obligation' limitation. interest rate.
31 USC 774.