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Raw Material for fleshing out legislation

To integrate Major Legislation: 1. National Housing Act (48 Stat. 1246). Creates the Federal Housing Administration. June 27, 1934.

2. United States Housing Act of 1937 (50 Stat. 888). Creates the United States Housing Authority.j 3. Reorganization Plan Number 3 (61 Stat. 954). Establishes the Housing and Home Finance Agency. July 27, 1947.

4. Housing Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 413). Establishes the national housing objective to provide Federal aid to assist slum-clearance, community development, and redevelopment programs. July 15, 1949.

5. Housing Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 590). Section 701 comprehensive planning assistance. August 2, 1954.

6. Housing Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 654). Direct loans for senior citizen housing. September 23, 1959.

7. Housing Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 769). Section 312 rehabilitation loans. September 2, 1964.

8. The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (79 Stat. 667). Establishes a Department of Housing and Urban Development. September 9, 1965.

9. Civil Rights Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 73). Title VIII of this Act provides for fair housing. April 11, 1968.

10. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 476). Adds sections 235, 236, 237, and 238 to the National Housing Act. Enacts the New Communities Act of 1968, National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, Urban Property Protection and Reinsurance Act of 1968, and Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. Creates Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). August 1, 1968.

11. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1770). Provides for the establishment of a national growth policy, encourages and supports the proper growth and development of the states, metropolitan areas, cities, counties, and towns with emphasis upon new community and inner-city development, and extends and amends laws relating to housing and urban development. December 31, 1970.

12. Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 2070 (87 Stat. 1089). Transfers the Office of Emergency Preparedness to HUD. July 1, 1973.

13. Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 633). Establishes Community Development Block Grants. Adds National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, the Consumer Home Mortgage Assistance Act of 1974, and provides for Urban Homesteading. August 22, 1974.

14. Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1069). Provides for the early development and commercial demonstrations of the technology of solar heating and cooling systems. September 3, 1974.

15. Emergency Home Purchase Assistance Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1364). Gives Government National Mortgage Association tandem authority to increase on an emergency basis the availability of reasonably priced mortgage credit. October 18, 1974.

16. Emergency Housing Act of 1975 (89 Stat. 249). Includes Emergency Homeowners' Relief Act and authorizes temporary assistance to un- or underemployed for purpose of defraying mortgage payments. July 2, 1975.

17. Housing Authorization Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 1067). Amends and extends housing and community development laws with key changes to flood insurance and homeownership counseling. August 3, 1976.

18. Supplemental Housing Authorization Act of 1977 (91 Stat. 55). Title II establishes the National Commission on Neighborhoods. April 30, 1977.

19. Housing and Community Development Act of 1909 (91 Stat. 1111). Substantial changes to the Community Development Block Grant program; establishes Urban Development Action Grants and Small Cities development study; allows graduated payment mortgages; extends elderly and handicapped provisions; directs submission of an annual report on National Urban Policy; extends flood insurance provisions; establishes the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. October 12, 1977.

20. Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1978 (92 Stat. 3788). Transfers the Federal Insurance Administration and the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. July 19, 1978.

21. Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 (92 Stat. 2080). Substantial changes to the Community Development Block Grant Program; establishes assistance payments to owners of multi-family projects; extends elderly and handicapped provisions; establishes the Neighborhood Self-Help Development Act of 1978. October 31, 1978.

22. National Energy Conservation Policy Act (92 Stat. 3206). Authorizes financing for energy conservation improvements and solar energy research, demonstration, and implementation. November 9, 1978.

23. Housing and Community Development Amendments of 19790 (93 Stat. 1101). Variety of amendments to the Community Development Block Grant, Action Grant, Neighborhood Self-Help Development, and Urban Homesteading programs; changes in rent supplement program; establishes higher mortgage limits for FHA homes; and transfers the position of Federal Insurance Administrator (Urban Property Protection and Reinsurance Act of 1968) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. December 21, 1979.

24. Veterans' Disability Compensation and Housing Benefits Amendments of 1980 (94 Stat. 1528). Amends title 38, United States provide for limited grants for special home adaptations for certain severely disabled veterans, to provide for Veterans' Administration guaranties for loans to refinance certain existing veterans' home loans, and to increase the maximum loan guaranties for home loans made to veterans. October 7, 1980.

25. Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 (94 Stat. 1614). Amends and extends certain Federal laws relating to housing, community and neighborhood development and preservation, and related programs. October 8, 1980.

26. Housing and Community Development Amendments of A981 (95 Stat. 384). Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. August 13, 1981.

27. Veterans' Disability Compensation, Housing, and Memorial Benefits Amendments of 1981 (95 Stat. 1026). Amends title 38, United States authorize the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to guarantee home loans with provisions for graduated-payment plans. October 17, 1981.

28. Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (97 Stat. 1153). An act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984. Creates housing voucher program as an alternative to Section 8 rent certificates. Creates Rental Rehabilitation Program. November 30, 1983.

29. Housing and Community Development Technical Amendments Act of 1984 (98 Stat. 2218). Makes technical and conforming amendments to the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and the National Housing Act. October 17, 1984.

30. Housing and Community Development Reconciliation Amendments of 1985 (100 Stat. 101). Amends various provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and extends FHA mortgage insurance programs and rural housing authorities. April 7, 1986.

31. Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (101 Stat. 482). Provides assistance to the homeless, with special emphasis on elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and families with children. July 22, 1987.

32. Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 (101 Stat. 1815). Makes housing vouchers a permanent program. Allows sales of public housing to resident management corporations. Authorizes enterprise zones. February 5, 1988.

33. Indian Housing Act (102 Stat. 676). Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to establish a separate program to address housing assistance for Indian and Alaskan natives. June 28, 1988.

34. Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 1619). Amends title VIII of the...Civil Rights Act of 1968, to expand the scope of fair housing provisions. Gives HUD enforcement responsibility. September 13, 1988.

35. Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (102 Stat. 3224). Amends the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act to extend programs providing assistance for the homeless. November 7, 1988.

36. Housing and Urban Development Reform Act (103 Stat. 1987). Establishes over 50 legislative, regulatory, and administrative reforms to help insure ethical, financial, and management integrity. December 15, 1989.

37. Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (104 Stat. 4079). Creates the HOME Investment Partnerships program, a National Homeownership Trust program, HOPE program, and provides funding for homeless programs. November 28, 1990.

38. VA-HUD Independent Agencies Appropriations Act (105 Stat. 743). Provides funding and authorization for a Capital Grants program to construct or substantially rehabilitate housing for the elderly and disabled, replacing the Section 202 direct loan program. Creates the Office of Lead Based Paint Abatement and Poisoning Prevention. (105 Stat. 753, 42 U.S.C. 3532 note). October 28, 1991.

39. Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (106 Stat. 3672). Creates the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight to supervise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Enacts the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, to develop a national strategy to eliminate lead-based paint hazard in all housing, and the Removal of Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Act of 1992, to identify and remove governmental barriers that increase housing costs and limit the supply of affordable housing. October 28, 1992.

40. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (107 Stat. 312). Authorizes the establishment of enterprise zones to stimulate economic development within designated distressed areas through a combination of tax incentives and direct funding. Nine empowerment zones and 95 enterprise communities, which receive a lower level of support, are authorized. The designated areas must be nominated by state and local governments and meet criteria for economic distress. The six empowerment zones and 65 enterprise communities in urban areas were designated by HUD in December 1994. The Department of Agriculture designated rural areas on August 10, 1993.

41. Multifamily Housing Property Disposition Reform Act of 1994 (108 Stat. 342). Gives HUD greater flexibility in disposing of apartment buildings that have fallen into government possession through foreclosure. Contains HOME and public housing technical changes, expansion of Section 108 loan guarantees, and changes to multifamily financing risk-sharing demonstrations enacted in the 1992 Housing Act. April 11, 1994.

42. Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 834). Gives owners of multifamily properties in the low-income housing preservation program the right to prepay their mortgages and includes new drug and alcohol abuse provisions designed to help PHAs screen applicants and evict individuals with criminal records, or those whose behavior is found to endanger other residents. March 28, 1996.

43. Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Not yet published). Provides additional public housing units for moderate-income working families, raises the limit on FHA loans, creates a homeownership voucher program and authorizes a home rehabilitation demonstration program. October 21, 1998.

Discussion of predecessors[edit]

A Wikipedia user has suggested that there should be a section discussing the predecessors of HUD and explaining the reason why it was created.

Capitalistroadster 02:37, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Scam Coverage?[edit]

Anyone plan on covering the HUD Imposter that scammed louisiana officials?

Or HUD's response to the issue?


A couple things here might improve this section:

1) Is this taken straight from HUD? It does not read Wikipedia-like. If it were in a blockquote, e.g.

HUD's mission statement reads:

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.[1]

then I think it would be a bit clearer.

Second: the last phrase is "and transform the way HUD does business," which can be distilled into "HUD's mission is to... transform the way HUD does business," which is a tautology. Perhaps this is an error? Wainstead (talk) 16:09, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
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