Housing and Community Development Act of 1974

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Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles
  • Housing Cooperation Association Financing Act
  • National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act
  • Revised National Housing Act
Long title An Act to establish a program of community development block grants, to amend and extend laws relating to housing and urban development, and for other purposes.
Nicknames Community Development Assistance Act of 1974
Enacted by the 93rd United States Congress
Effective August 22, 1974
Public Law 93-383
Statutes at Large 88 Stat. 633-2
Titles amended 42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare
U.S.C. sections created 42 U.S.C. ch. 69 § 5301
Legislative history

The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, (12 U.S.C. 1706e), is a United States federal law that, among other provisions, amended the Housing Act of 1937 to create Section 8 housing,[1] authorizes "Entitlement Communities Grants" to be awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and created the National Institute of Building Sciences.[2] Under Section 810 of the Act the first federal Urban Homesteading program was created.


  1. ^ 88 Stat. 662
  2. ^ National Institute of Building Sciences

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