Housing and Community Development Act of 1987

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Housing and Community Development Act of 1987
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titlesAn Act to amend and extend certain laws relating to housing, community and neighborhood development and preservation, and related programs, and for other purposes.
NicknamesEmergency Low Income Housing Preservation Act of 1987
Enacted bythe 100th United States Congress
EffectiveFebruary 5, 1988
Public law100-242
Statutes at Large101 Stat. 1815
Titles amended42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare
U.S.C. sections amended42 U.S.C. ch. 69 § 5301
Legislative history

The Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, P.L. 100-242, 101 Stat. 1815, is a United States federal law which amended the Housing and Community Development Act laws with regards to the Housing Act of 1937. The amendments revised sections of the Act concerning community and neighborhood development, family and single housing, and preservation for low income home owners. The law provided insurance for FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) better known as a home equity conversion loan or reverse mortgage.

Title VI of the Act established the Nehemiah Housing Opportunity Grants ("NHOP") program, intended to encourage homeownership by making federal grants to nonprofit organizations who would, in turn, loan funds to low-income families purchasing homes being built or rehabilitated under an approved program. NHOP ceased operation in 1991 when it was repealed by section 289 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 USC 12839).

The S. 825 legislation was passed by the 100th U.S. Congressional session and signed into law by the 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan on February 5, 1988.

See also[edit]

Housing and Community Development Act

External links[edit]

  • "Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)". U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved December 8, 2013.