42 U.S. Code § 1590 - Definitions
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As used in this subchapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them below, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) The term “governing body of the municipality or county” means the governing body of the city, village, or other municipality having general governmental authority over the area in which the housing involved is located or, if the housing is not located in such a municipality, the term means the governing body of the county or parish in which the housing is located, or if the housing is located in the District of Columbia the term means the Council of the District of Columbia.
(b) The term “housing” means any housing under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (including trailers and other mobile or portable housing) constructed, acquired, or made available under subchapters II to VII of this chapter or Public Law 781, Seventy-sixth Congress, approved September 9, 1940, or Public Laws 9, 73, or 353, Seventy-seventh Congress, approved, respectively, March 1, 1941, May 24, 1941, and December 17, 1941, or any other law, and includes in addition to dwellings any structures, appurtenances, and other property, real or personal, acquired for or held in connection therewith.
(c) The term “temporary housing” means any housing (as defined in (b)) which the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has determined to be “of a temporary character” pursuant to subchapters II to VII of this chapter and shall also include any such housing after rights thereto have been relinquished or transferred under this subchapter or section 1575 of this title.
(d) The terms “veteran” and “serviceman” mean “veteran” and “serviceman” as those terms are defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937 [42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.].
(e) The term “State” means any State, Territory, dependency, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
(f) The term “going Federal rate of interest” means “going Federal rate” as that term is defined in the United States Housing Act of 1937 [42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.].
Source(Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 862, title VI, § 610, as added June 28, 1948, ch. 688, § 7, as added Apr. 20, 1950, ch. 94, title II, § 201,64 Stat. 59; amended Pub. L. 89–174, § 5(a),Sept. 9, 1965, 79 Stat. 669; 1967 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 402(432), eff. Nov. 3, 1967, 32 F.R. 11669, 81 Stat. 948; Pub. L. 93–198, title IV, § 401,Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 785.)
References in Text
Subchapters III and VI of this chapter, referred to in subsecs. (b) and (c), were comprised of sections 1531 to 1536 and 1571 to 1576, respectively, of this title and have been omitted from the Code. For further details, see note set out under section 1522 of this title.
The provisions of Public Law 781, and Public Laws 9, 73, or 353, referred to in subsec. (b), are not classified to the Code. For further details, see note set out under section 1524 of this title.
The United States Housing Act of 1937, referred to in subsecs. (d), (f), and (g), is act Sept. 1, 1937, ch. 896, as revised generally by Pub. L. 93–383, title II, § 201(a),Aug. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 653, which is classified generally to chapter 8 (§ 1437 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1437 of this title and Tables.
Transfer of Functions
In subsec. (a), “Council of the District of Columbia” substituted for “District of Columbia Council” pursuant to Pub. L. 93–198, title IV, § 401,Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 785. District of Columbia Council, as established by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967, abolished as of noon Jan. 2, 1975, by Pub. L. 93–198, title VII, § 711,Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 818, and replaced by Council of District of Columbia, as provided by section 401 ofPub. L. 93–198.
Previously, reference to Board of Commissioners of District of Columbia had been changed to District of Columbia Council pursuant to section 402(432) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967, 32 F.R. 11669, eff. Nov. 3, 1967, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, which transferred the regulatory and other functions of Board of Commissioners relating to functions under this subchapter previously vested in Board of Commissioners pursuant to this section to District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided by section 406 of the Plan. For provisions establishing District of Columbia Council, see section 201 of the Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967.
For transfer of functions to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, see note set out under section 1581 of this title.