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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 338 -JULY 15, 1949 or overcrowded dwelling, or was to be displaced by another low- rent housing project or by a public slum-clearance or redevelop- ment project, or actually was without housing, or was about to be without housing as a result of a court order of eviction, due to causes other than the fault of the tenant: Provided, That the Family of veteran requirement in (ii) shall not be applicable in the case of the fam- ily of any veteran or serviceman (or of any deceased veteran or serviceman) where application for admission to such housing is made not later than five years after March 1, 1949; "(c) in the selection of tenants (i) the public housing agency Nondiscrimination. shall not discriminate against families, otherwise eligible for admission to such housing, because their incomes are derived in whole or in part from public assistance and (ii) in initially selecting families for admission to dwellings of given sizes and at specified rents the public housing agency shall (subject to the preferences prescribed in subsection 10 (g) of this Act) give Infra. preference to families having the most urgent housing needs, and thereafter, in selecting families for admission to such dwell- ings, shall give due consideration to the urgency of the families' housing needs; and "(d) the public housing agency shall make periodic reexam- Reexaminations of inations of the net incomes of tenant families living in the low-rent necome housing project involved; and if it is found, upon such reexam- ination, that the net incomes of any such families have increased beyond the maximum income limits fixed by the public housing agency (and approved by the Authority) for continued occupancy in such housing, such families shall be required to move from the project." VETERANS' PREFERENCES SEC. 302. The United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended as follows: (a) By adding the following new subsection to section 10: 4s. c. 1 1410. "(g) Every contract made pursuant to this Act for annual con- tributions for any low-rent housing project shall require that the public housing agency, as among low-income families which are eli- gible applicants for occupancy in dwellings of given sizes and at specified rents, shall extend the following preferences in the selection of tenants: "First, to families which are to be displaced by any low-rent Displleed families. housing project or by any public slum-clearance or redevelop- ment project initiated after January 1, 1947? or which were so displaced within three years prior to making application to such public housing agency for admission to any low-rent hous- ing; and as among such families first preference shall be given to Families of disabled families of disabled veterans whose disability has been deter- e mined by the Veterans' Administration to be service-connected, and second preference shall be given to families of deceased vet- erans and servicemen whose death has been determined by the Veterans' Administration to be service-connected, and third preference shall be given to families of other veterans and service- men; "Second, to families of other veterans and servicemen and as vetFer of other among such families first preference shall be given to families of disabled veterans whose disability has been determined by the Veterans' Administration to be service-connected, and second preference shall be given to families of deceased veterans and servicemen whose death has been determined by the Veterans' Administration to be service-connected." 423