42 U.S. Code § 3936 - Purposes and powers of corporation

(a) Building, rehabilitation, acquisition, and financing of housing and related facilities for families and individuals of low or moderate income; acquisition and disposal of property; funds
In order to achieve the objectives and carry out the purposes of this chapter, the corporation is authorized to—
(1) plan, initiate, and carry out, pursuant to Federal programs or otherwise, the building, rehabilitation, acquisition, and financing of housing and related facilities primarily for the benefit of families and individuals of low or moderate income;
(2) buy, own, manage, lease, or otherwise acquire or dispose of property in connection with the developments, projects, or undertakings referred to in paragraph (1);
(3) provide such funds as may be necessary to accomplish the developments, projects, or undertakings referred to in paragraph (1); and
(4) for the purpose of generating income to support the building or rehabilitation of housing primarily for the benefit of families and individuals of low or moderate income
(A) design, develop, manufacture and sell products and services for use in the construction, sale, or financing of housing, and
(B) design and develop commercial, industrial, or retail facilities that are not directly related to housing, except that the development and preservation of housing for families and individuals of low or moderate income shall be the primary activity of the corporation.
(b) Authorization to enter into partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, and other associations; manager or general partner of partnership, venture, or association; research and studies; technical assistance; loans or grants; hire or acceptance of services of consultants, experts, advisory boards and panels
Included in the activities authorized to the corporation for the accomplishment of the purposes indicated in subsection (a) of this section are, among others not specifically named—
(1) to enter into partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, and other associations with individuals, corporations, and private and governmental agencies, organizations, and institutions;
(2) to act as manager or general partner of any such partnership, venture, or association;
(3) to conduct or contract for research and studies related to the development, demonstration, and evaluation of improved techniques and methods of constructing, rehabilitating, and maintaining housing;
(4) to provide technical assistance to nonprofit corporations, limited dividend corporations, and others with respect to the planning, refinancing, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of housing for low and moderate income families and individuals;
(5) to make loans or grants including grants of interests in housing and related facilities, to nonprofit corporations, limited dividend corporations, and others, in carrying out its activities under subsection (a) of this section; and
(6) to hire or accept the voluntary services of consultants, experts, advisory boards, and panels to aid the corporation in carrying out the purposes of this chapter.
(c) Exercise of powers conferred upon stock corporation by District of Columbia Business Corporation Act
To carry out the foregoing purposes and engaged in the foregoing activities, the corporation shall have the usual powers conferred upon a stock corporation by the District of Columbia Business Corporation Act.
(d) Labor standards
Nothing in this chapter shall have the effect of waiving or otherwise affecting the applicability of the provisions of sections 3141–3144, 3146, and 3147 of title 40, or any other law requiring compliance with labor standards, in the case of any construction to which such provisions would otherwise apply.
(e) Maximum combined outstanding equity commitment
The combined outstanding equity commitment of the corporation and the partnership with respect to activities undertaken under subsection (a)(4) of this section may not exceed
(1) 7 percent of their total combined equity commitment outstanding during the first 12-month period following October 17, 1984;
(2) 14 percent of their total combined equity commitment outstanding during the second 12-month period following October 17, 1984; or
(3) 20 percent of their total combined equity commitment outstanding at any time thereafter.

Source

(Pub. L. 90–448, title IX, § 906,Aug. 1, 1968, 82 Stat. 548; Pub. L. 98–181, title I[title IV, § 467], Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1236; Pub. L. 98–479, title I, § 104(c)(1), (2),Oct. 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 2225.)
References in Text

The District of Columbia Business Corporation Act, referred to in subsec. (c), is act June 8, 1954, ch. 269, 68 Stat. 179, as amended, which is not classified to the Code.
Codification

In subsec. (d), “sections 3141–3144, 3146, and 3147 of title 40” substituted for “the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 267a—276a–5)”, meaning 40 U.S.C. 276a—276a–5, on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, § 5(c),Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.
Amendments

1984—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 98–479, § 104(c)(1), added par. (4).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 98–479, § 104(c)(2), added subsec. (e).
1983—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 98–181inserted references to acquisition and financing.

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