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|Public Law 90-448||Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.|
|Public Law 90-448||498|
|Public Law 90-448||503|
|Public Law 90-448||504|
|Sec. 206||50 Stat. 888; 63 Stat. 429.
42 U. S. C. 1401.
|Sec. 206||63 Stat. 430.
42 U. S. C. 1410.
|Sec. 513||78 Stat. 785.
42 U. S. C. 1451.
|Sec. 601||73 Stat. 678.
40 U. S. C. 461.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968".
(a) Section 1 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by striking out "urban and rural nonfarm" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "urban, rural nonfarm, and Indian".
(b) Section 10 (a) of such Act is amended by inserting "or Indian" after "nonfarm" in the fourth proviso.
Section 101(c) of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended by inserting after "1964" in the second proviso the following: "or, in the case of an Indian tribe, band, or nation, commencing January 1, 1970".
Section 701 of the Housing Act of 1954 is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 701. (a) In order to assist State and local governments in solving planning problems, including those resulting from the increasing concentration of population in metropolitan and other urban areas and the out-migration from and lack of coordinated development of resources and services in rural areas; to facilitate comprehensive planning for urban and rural development, including coordinated transportation systems, on a continuing basis by such governments; and to encourage such governments to establish and improve planning staffs and techniques on an areawide basis, and to engage private consultants where their professional services are deemed appropriate by the assisted governments, the Secretary is authorized to make planning grants to—
"(1) State planning agencies for the provision of planning assistance to (A) cities and other municipalities having a population of less than 50,000 according to the latest decennial census, and counties without regard to population: Provided, That grants shall be made under this paragraph for planning assistance to counties having a population of 50,000 or more, according to the latest decennial census, which are within metropolitan areas, only if (i) the Secretary finds that planning and plans for such county will be coordinated with the program of comprehensive planning, if any, which is being carried out for the metropolitan area of which the county is a part, and (ii) the aggregate amount of the grants made subject to this proviso does not exceed 15 per centum of the aggregate amount appropriated, after September 2, 1964, for the purposes of this section, (B) any group of adjacent communities, either incorporated or unincorporated, having a total population of less than 50,000 according to the latest decennial census and having common or related urban planning problems, (C) cities, other municipalities, and counties referred to in
paragraph (3) of this subsection, and areas referred to in paragraph (4) of this subsection, and (D) Indian reservations;
"(7) metropolitan and regional planning agencies, with the approval of the State planning agency or (in States where no such planning agency exists) of the Governor of the State, for the provision of planning assistance within the metropolitan area or region to cities, other municipalities, counties, groups of adjacent communities, or Indian reservations described in clauses (A), (B), (C), and (D) of paragraph (1) of this subsection;
"(9) tribal planning councils or other tribal bodies designated by the Secretary of the Interior for planning for an Indian reservation;
"(d) It is the further intent of this section to encourage comprehensive planning, including transportation planning, for States, cities, counties, metropolitan areas, districts, regions, and Indian reservations and the establishment and development of the organizational units needed therefor. In extending financial assistance under this section, the Secretary may require such assurances as he deems adequate that the appropriate State and local agencies are making reasonable progress in the development of the elements of comprehensive planning. The Secretary is authorized to provide technical assistance to State and local governments and their agencies and instrumentalities, and to Indian tribal bodies, undertaking such planning and, by contract or otherwise, to make studies and publish information on related problems.
Approved, August 1, 1968.