course of construction and not reasonably to have been anticipated at the time of the issuance of the earlier certification. The first sale of housing accommodations the construction of which is completed after the effective date of this Act shall not be made at a price in excess of the maximum sales price certified under this subsection. The actual price at which any such housing accommodations is first sold, plus any increases authorized pursuant to subsection (c), shall be the maximum sales price for any subsequent sale of such housing accommodations. Price increases. (c) The Expediter shall by regulation or order provide for appro- priate price increases for major structural changes or improvements, not including ordinary maintenance and repair, effected subsequent to the first sale after the effective date of this Act. Powers of expe- (d) The Expediter may promulgate such regulations as he deems dter. necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of this Act and may exercise any power or authority conferred upon him by this Act through such department, agency, or officer as he shall direct. Any regulation or order under this Act may contain such classifica- tions and differentiations and may provide for such adjustments and reasonable exceptions as in the judgment of the Expediter are neces- Exportation of ma- sary or proper in order to effectuate the purposes of this Act. The Expediter shall have power to forbid the exportation to any foreign country of any lumber or other materials which are needed for the housing program. livties for de- SEC. 4 . (a) Whenever in the judgment of the Expediter there is a shortage in the supply of any materials or of any facilities suitable for the construction and/or completion of housing accommodations in rural and urban areas, and for the construction and repair of essential farm buildings, he may by regulation or order allocate, or establish priorities for the delivery of, such materials or facilities in such manner, upon such conditions, and to such extent as he deems necessary and appropriate in the public interest and to effectuate the purposes of this Act. (b) In issuing any regulation or order allocating or establishing priorities for the delivery of any materials or facilities under this sec- tion, the Expediter shall give special consideration to (1) satisfying the housing requirements of veterans of World War II and their immediate families, (2) the need for the construction and repair of essential farm buildings, and (3) the general need for housing accom- Preference or prior- modations for sale or rent at moderate prices. In order to assure preference or priority of opportunity to such veterans or their families, the Expediter shall require that no housing assisted by allocations or priorities under this secti6n shall be sold within 60 days after comple- tion or rented within 30 days after completion for occupancy by per- Hrdship cases. sons other than such veterans or their families: Provided, That the Expediter by appropriate regulation may allow for hardship cases. to assign priorities, (c) The provisions of this section shall not be construed as in any et . way affecting the power of the President to assign priorities or to allocate any materials or facilities under the provisions of subsection 5i .s. C.supp. , (a) of section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1940, entitled "An Act to app. §f3. expedite national defense, and for other purposes" (50 U. S. C. 633), as amended. nlawful acts. SEC. 5 . It shall be unlawful for any person to effect, either as princi- pal or broker, a sale of any housing accommodations at a price in excess of the maximum sales price applicable to such sale under the provisions of this Act, or to solicit or attempt, offer, or agree to make any such sale. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate the terms of any regulation or order issued under the provisions of this Act. Notwithstanding any termination of this Act as contemplated in section 1 (b) hereinabove, the provisions of this Act, and of all regu- lations and orders issued thereunder, shall be treated as remaining in 210 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 26& -MAY 22,1946 [60 STAT.