Lanham Act (1940)

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Be i't ennnted bu th enate a'nd House of -ltepreeenta't'iaes Anted tates of mri'aim Congress assernbled, S";tro" 1, Ir order to prvie housing for porsons engaged -in national-defense activitios. dnd their familis, in those areas or localitios in which the Presidet shatl find that an acute shortage of housirrg

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tho ((dministratortt) is authorized : (a) To acquirc pror to the approval of titie by the Attorney Genotc. r0 u. s. c. [ 1339; eral '(without rosrd to sections-1136. as amendd, and 3?09"of the 4ru.s.c.5. Revisbd Statutes) improved or unimp;oved lands or interests in lands by purchse, donatio, exchange, lea-e (without regard to section 322 {0 U. B. C. $ 40si oi [h Act f June 30, 7932 (47 Stat'.4L2), as amended, the -A.ct of Bupp. V, 0 l()a. 40 u. s, c. 84. March 3,1877 (19 Stat. 3?0), or any time limit' on tho availability of 'ent). r condemnation (includins Drofunds fr the bavment of ao u. s. o. ll 267(25 Stat.'afZ, Uic f, 2680, 361-.3f6; Supp, ceedings under*th Acts otAuguit 1, 1888 v, 0 88. 1929 C45 Stat 141), and tr'ebruary 26,1931 (46 Sta 1a21)). Plaualng and conlb) Bv contract or otherwise (without resrd to sections 1186. as structlon of buildlDgs, amidedi and 3?09 of the Revisocl Stautes, ction 322 of the cd of stc. Juno 80,'1932 (47 Siat. 412), or any I'ederal, State, or municipal laws, ord.inances, rules, or regulations relating to plans ancl specifationd or forms of contract, the approval thoreof or the submsion of estimates therefor) prior to the pproval of title bv the Attorney General to mako dur^neys and invetgations, plan, design, construci, remodel, extend, repair, or demglish structures, buildings, improvements, and community facilities, on lands or interests in lands acquired unden'the provisions'of subsecion (a) hereof or on other lands of the Unitetl3tates which mav be available (transfers of wbich for this purpose bv the Federal agericy having jurildiction theteof are hereby utltorized notwithstanding ny othii provisions of law), provitl proper approaches thereto, utilities, and transportation facilitles, and rocure nocessary materials, supplies, articles, equipment, machinery, nd do all thinss necessa,rrr in connection therewith to carrv out to I},ooltos, purposes of thiE .rct: Praded, Thut the cost-plus-a-percetage-ofOost-plus contrBcts. osdsvstem of contracting shall ot be used, but [his prviso sha'fl not be costrued to prevent"the use of the cot-plus-a-fxed-fee form of Fmily dwelllng contract z Proad'ed, That the cost per family dwelling unit shal not units, cost limitatiols. exceed n average of $3,000 for those units located within the continental Unitecl States nor an average of $4,000 for those located elsewhere, and the cost of no family dwelling unit shall exceed $3,950 within tho continentl United States or $4,750 elsewhere, exclusivo of exponses of administration, land acquisition, public utilities, and Communlty faclll- communitv facilities, and tho aggregate cost of communitv facilities ties. cost of all shall not eiceed 3 pe centum of ie 6tal ('persons projectsl "Persons engagod ln engaged in nationalSr. 2. As used in this Act (a) the term ntlmldftrs mtlvItios" doflnd. defenss activitiestt shall include (1) enlistd men in the naval or military servicos of the United Stated;.(2) employees of the United States 'War Departmentd assignetl toduty at naval or military in ihe Naw and reservtioris, posts, or bses; (3) workrs engage or to be engaged iir industries connected with and essential to the national defense; (b) the r''ederol agency,t' term ((X'ederal agency" means any executive department or offico (including the Fresient), indepeirdent sstablishnent, commission, board, bureau, division, or offico in the executive branch of the United Stated Government, or other agency of the United States, including corporations in which the Unitsd States owns all or a majority of the stoc'k. directlv or indirectlv. Appmprltlo au" Sn. g. Te sum of $1sb,000,000, to rrmain available until expended, thotlzod. Ante,p,1116. is hereby authorized to be appropriated to carry out the puroses of this in accordance witlifhe uthoritv therein contained nd for ,oolso. exponses in connection,therewj th : Proal'ed, hotn ea ey, Rolmbursometrt to administrativo deslgnstod omorgonclr That the AdminiJtrator is authorized to reimburse, from fuids which fun(ls. mav be annrooriated oursuant to the authoritv of this ct. the sum of Sg.oO.Oo to te emerdencv funds made available to the Prcdident under (rAn Act making appropriations for U .t of .Tune 11, 1940, ntitledcqulsitlonoftands,

and that such housing lvould not be provided by private cepital when needed, the I'ederal'Works Administrator (hereinafter referrod to as




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the Navv Department and the naval servico for the fiscal year ending June 30] 194i. and for other purposes" (Public, Numbered 588)' and Ant'p'wt' the sum of $6.? to the mergencv'funds irade available to the President undr tlie Mititary Apprprition Act, 1941, approved Juno Anta'P'srt' 13. 1940 (Public. Numbered 611). sno. 4. whe the presidenl shall have.declared. that tho emer- ^.Te,rmrnarion of au. no'rv' s"n"v declared by him on September 8, 1939, to exist, has ceased to xist- la) tho authoritv contained in secttion t hereof hall terminate e*"epd with respect t contracts on projects previously entered into or udertaken and court proceedings then pending, and (b) propery acauired or constructed- under this Act shall be disposed of as prmptly as may be advantageous undor the circumstancs and in the ublic interest. '^S_o. . 'lVhere'ederal agency.has funds for,the.provision ,{Iatstuorhor:stns of housrng rn connectron wrth natronal-delense ,cfivrtres lt mayr ln its discreton. make transfers of those funds, in rrhole or in part, to the -A.dmiistrator. and the funds so transferred shall be avil' able for, but onlv for, anv or all of the objects and purposes of and in accordance wiih ali the authoritv and limitations cbntained in this .A.ct. and. for administrative expen-ses in connection therewith. rentr moq' Si,o. O. Moneys derived fro^m rental or operatign 9f plop-e{ty or con-structed under the provisions of this Act shall be ""lir.:t accluired. reiurned to tho appropriation autholized. by this Act and- shall bo available for exponses of operalion - and' maintenance including administrative exenses in connection therewith, a-n{ the-unobligated balance of the moeys so deposited. shall be covered into tho Treasury at the end of each fisal years miscellaneous receipts. Sno. 7. Nowithstanding any other provisions of law,. whethu" or$!ffifluot' ""'. ttre acquidtionihandling, or &sposal of real or oher prop"tnti"cto Unitd States or to other matters, the Administrator, erty bi the rrifh rsnect to anv nropertv acquired or constrcted under the provisions o't ttti. Acti i athoiized-by means of Government personlnel, selected oualified privato asencies. r public agencies (a) to deal with, maintaini operatei adminiser, anl in-sure; (b) to purse to final collection b ri'av of compromise or otherwise, all clims arising therefrom; (ci to ient,leas, exchange, sell for ash or credit, anilconvey the whl or anv'part of such roperty and to convey without cost nortions thereofio local municipalities for stree or other public use: roaid,ed,rTh_at-any such transation shall g opgtt su-ch.terins, ftg$"'o, ,o**ins the period of ariy lease, as may be deemed by the ,A'dministrator to bo in"the dublic interet: Praided-further, That the Administrator shall Fair rentrs' fix faif rentals, on proiects develbped pursuant to this Act, which shall be within the finanial reach of prsons engaged in national defense: Stat. +tz). Sno. 8. In.carrying out the provisions-of-thlq {ct the_Administra' r is authorized tio uiilize nd ct through the Federal'W'orks Agency and other tr'ederal agen


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