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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CII. 42 -MAR . 30 , 1949 (h) Section 204 of such Act, as amended, is amended by adding 61 Stat. 197. 50 U. S.C., Supp. at the end thereof the following new subsections: II, app. § 1894. "(h) For controlled housing accommodations which were not Maximum rent for included within the definition of 'controlled housing accommodations' cotmodastions a as such definition read prior to the effective date of the Housing and Rent Act of 1949, the maximum rent shall be the maximum rent last in effect for such housing accommodations under Federal rent control, plus or minus applicable adjustments; or, if no maximum rent was ever in effect for such housing accommodations, the maximum rent shall be the rent generally prevailing in the defense-rental area for comparable controlled housing accommodations within such area, plus or minus applicable adjustments: Provided,That in the case of those Hotels. controlled housing accommodations in hotels which were not included within the definition of 'controlled housing accommodations' as such definition read prior to the effective date of the Housing and Rent Act of 1949, the maximum rent shall be the rent in effect for such accommodations on March 1, 1949. "(i) (1) Whenever a local advisory board in any defense-rental Estabimshmentt of rents in area in which maximum rents were never regulated under the Emer- defense-rentalarea. gency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, after having deter- 56 Stat.23. 50 U. SC. app. mined, with respect to the area over which it has jurisdiction or any §§ 901-922, 923-946 portion thereof, either that (A) a scarcity of rental housing has supp. II, 901 et eq. developed as a result of national defense activity, or (B) employment or other conditions have changed to such an extent as to make the supply of rental housing inadequate to meet the demand, or (C) rents have increased or are about to increase unreasonably, recommends that such action is necessary or appropriate in order to effectuate the purposes of this title, the Housing Expediter, if such recommendation is appropriately substantiated, shall by regulation or order establish such maximum rent or maxmium rents for any housing accommoda- tions (except those not included within the definition of 'controlled housing accommodations') in such area or portion thereof as in his judgment will be fair and equitable. In establishing any maximum rent for any housing accommodations under this paragraph, the Housing Expediter shall give due consideration to the rents prevailing for such housing accommodations, or comparable housing accommoda- tions, on such date as he deems appropriate, not earlier than the date of the enactment of the Housing and Rent Act of 1949, and he shall make adjustment for such relevant factors as he shall determine and deem to be of general applicability in respect of such accommodations, including increases or decreases in property taxes and other costs within such defense-rental area. For the purposes of this paragraph the term 'defense-rental area' means any part of an area designated "Defense-rental under the provisions of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as 56 Stat. 23. 50U.S.C.app. amended, prior to March 1, 1947, as an area where defense activities §§ 90U-2, 923-946; have resulted or threaten to result in an increase in the rent for housing Supp. II , 901 et seq. accomnodations inconsistent with the purposes of such Act. "(2) Whenever a local advisory board in any defense-rental area Reestablishment of in which housing accommodations were decontrolled by administra- dense-rental rea. in tive action taken, prior to the date of the enactment of the Housing and Rent Act of 1949, under the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, 5 Sat. 23. app as amended, or under this title, after having determined with respect A§901-922 923-946; to the area over which it has jurisdiction, or any portion thereof, suPP II, 901 c tq. either that (A) a scarcity of rental housing has developed as a result of national defense activity, or (B) employment or other conditions have changed to such an extent as to make the supply of rental hous- ing inadequate to meet the demand, or (C) rents have increased or are about to increase unreasonably, recommends that such action is necessary or appropriate in order to effectuate the purposes of this 25