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65 STAT.]

295

PUBLIC LAW 139—SEPT. 1, 1951

(a) no loan shall be made pursuant to title III of this Act for the provision of community facilities or equipment therefor required in connection with national defense activities in such area unless the chief executive officer of the appropriate political subdivision certifies, and the Housing and Home Finance Administrator finds, that such facilities or equipment could not otherwise be provided when needed; (b) no grant or other payment shall be made pursuant to title III of this Act for the provision, or for the operation and maintenance, of community facilities or equipment therefor, or for the provision of community services, required in connection with national defense activities in such area unless the chief executive officer of the appropriate political subdivision certifies, and the Housing and Home Finance Administrator finds, that such community facilities or services cannot otherwise be provided when needed, or operated and maintained, as the case may be, without the imposition of an increased excessive tax burden or an unusual or excessive increase in the debt limit of the appropriate local agency; and (c) no community facilities or services shall be provided, and no community facilities shall be maintained and operated, by the United States directly except where the appropriate local agency is demonstrably unable to provide such facilities and services, or to maintain or operate such community facilities and services adequately with its own personnel, with loans, grants, or payments authorized to be made pursuant to title III hereof. For the purposes of this section, the term "chief executive officer of the appropriate political subdivision" shall mean appropriate principal executive officer or governing body having primary responsibility with respect to the community facility or service involved, but shall not, in any case, mean any public housing authority, or its governing body, or any of its officers, acting in such capacity. SEC. 104. After June 30, 1953, (a) no mortgage may be insured under title IX of the National Housing Act, as amended (except (i), pursuant to a commitment to insure issued on or before such date, or (ii) a mortgage given to refinance an existing mortgage insured under that title and which does not exceed the original principal amount and unexpired term of such existing mortgage), (b) no agreement may be made to extend assistance for the provision of community facilities or services under title III of this Act, and no construction of housing or community facilities by the United States may be begun under such title, (c) no land may be acquired by the Housing and Home Finance Administrator under title IV of this Act, and (d) no loan may be made or obligations purchased by the Housing and Home Finance Administrator under section 102a of the Housing Act of 1948, as amended (except pursuant to a commitment issued on or before June 30, 1953, or to refinance an existing loan or existing obligations held under such section by said Administrator on June 30, 1953).

Loans. Post, p. 303.

G r a n t s or payments.

U. S. provision of facilities, etc.

"Chief executive officer of the appropriate political subdivision."

Mortgage insurance, land acquisition s, loans, etc., after June 30, 1953. Infra.

Post, p. 303.

Post, p. 310.

Post, p. 312.

TITLE II—MORTGAGE INSURANCE FOR D E F E N S E HOUSING SEC. 201. The National Housing Act, as amended, is amended by the addition of the following title at the end thereof:

48 Stat. 1246. 12 U.S.C. § 1701. National Housing Act, amendment.

"TITLE IX — N A T I O N A L D E F E N S E H O U S I N G INSURANCE "SEC. 901. As used in this title, the terms 'mortgage', 'first mortgage', 'mortgagee', 'mortgagor', 'maturity date', and 'State' shall have the same meaning as in section 201 of this Act.

Definitions. 1 U.S.C. § 1707. 2