42 U.S. Code § 8141. Congressional findings

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The Congress finds and declares—
that artistic, cultural, and historic resources, including urban design, constitute an integral part of a suitable living environment for the residents of the Nation’s urban areas, and should be available to all residents of such areas, regardless of income;
that the development or preservation of such resources is a significant and necessary factor in restoring and maintaining the vitality of the urban environment, and can serve as a catalyst for improving decaying or deteriorated urban communities and expanding economic opportunities, and for creating a sense of community identity, spirit, and pride; and
that the encouragement and support of local initiatives to develop or preserve such resources, particularly in connection with federally assisted housing or community development activities or in communities with a high proportion of low-income residents, is an appropriate function of the Federal Government.
(Pub. L. 95–557, title VIII, § 802, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2122.)
Short Title

For short title of this subchapter as the “Livable Cities Act of 1978”, see section 801 of Pub. L. 95–557, set out as a note under section 8101 of this title.