12 U.S. Code § 1709a - Determination of loan-to-value ratios

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in establishing maximum loan-to-value ratios for mortgages insured by him under the National Housing Act [12 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.], as amended by sections 101, 102, and 103 of this Act, shall determine that such ratios are in the public interest after taking into consideration
(1) the effect of such ratios on the national economy and on conditions in the building industry, and
(2) the availability or unavailability of residential mortgage credit assisted under the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended.


(Pub. L. 85–104, title I, § 104,July 12, 1957, 71 Stat. 296; Pub. L. 90–19, § 14(a),May 25, 1967, 81 Stat. 24.)
References in Text

The National Housing Act, referred to in text, is act June 27, 1934, ch. 847, 48 Stat. 1246, as amended, which is classified principally to this chapter (§ 1701 et seq.). For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1701 of this title and Tables.
Amendments by sections 101, 102, and 103 of this act, referred to in text, refers to amendment of sections 1709 (b), (i), 1715k (d)(3), and 1715m (b) of this title by Pub. L. 85–104. Section 1709 (i) of this title was repealed by Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title I, § 2120(a)(1),July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2835. Section 1715m of this title was repealed by Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title I, § 2120(a)(5),July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2835.
The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended, referred to in text, is act June 22, 1944, ch. 268, 58 Stat. 284, as amended, which was classified generally to chapter 11C (§§ 693 to 697g) of former Title 38, Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief, and which was repealed by section 14(87) ofPub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1273, the first section of which enacted Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits. For distribution of sections 693 to 697g of former Title 38 to Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits, see Table preceding section 101 of Title 38, Veterans’ Benefits.

Section was enacted as part of the Housing Act of 1957, and not as part of the National Housing Act which comprises this chapter.

1967—Pub. L. 90–19substituted “Secretary of Housing and Urban Development” for “Federal Housing Commissioner”.

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