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used portion of the unit authorization that expired on June 30, 1958, and the unit authorization that will expire June 30, 1959, and authorizing an additional 35,000 units. This would provide a total of approximately 45,000 units. The conference substitute follows the language of the Senate bill as to these 45,000 units; and it further provides that the President shall have discretion, if he deems it to be in the public interest after consultation with his Council of Economic Advisers, to authorize up to 35,000 additional units a year beginning July 1, 1960, until the aggregate dollar amount of annual contributions provided by the Housing Act of 1949 is contracted.

The House amendment also contained provisions requiring that funds for annual contributions for the first year of occupancy must be appropriated before an annual contribution contract is signed, and requiring that the Banking and Currency Committees of both Houses must agree with PHA on the need and desirability of entering into any new contract for loans and annual contributions before it is executed. These provisions were not included in the Senate bill, and are not contained in the conference substitute.

TITLE VI-COLLEGE HOUSING

LOAN AUTHORIZATION

The House amendment contained a provision which would authorize for appropriation up to $400 million for college housing loans, reserving $40 million of such appropriations for "other educational facilities," and $40 million for student-nurse and intern housing. The Senate bill contained a provision which would increase the loan authorization by $300 million, reserving $37.5 million of the increase for "other educational facilities," and $37.5 million for student-nurse and intern housing. The Senate bill continued the authority in existing law for financing the program through public debt transactions. The conference substitute conforms to the Senate bill.

LOANS FOR CLASSROOMS

The Senate bill contained a provision, not in the House amendment, which would establish a new college classroom loan program, with a revolving fund of $125 million for the purpose of construction or rehabilitation of classrooms, laboratories, and related facilities including equipment and utilities. The conference substitute retains thist provision of the Senate bill except that the amount of the revolving fund is set at $62.5 million.

CONSTRUCTION WAGE REQUIREMENTS

The Senate bill contained a provision, not in the House amendment, which would require the payment of wages at time-and-a-half rates for overtime on all construction financed under the college housing and classroom programs. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill.

TITLE VII-ARMED SERVICES HOUSING

CONSTRUCTION WAGE REQUIREMENTS

The House amendment contained a provision, not in the Senate bill, which would require contractors on military housing projects to pay time-and-a-half for overtime. The conference substitute retains this provision of the House amendment but provides that it shall apply only to housing built under section 803, so as to exclude privately owned housing built under sections 809 and 810.

DEFENSE HOUSING IN IMPACTED AREAS

The House amendment contained a provision which would authorize a new program of FHA mortgage insurance (sec. 810) on singlefamily and multifamily projects in defense impacted areas. The House amendment limited the total number of units to be built under this program to 4,000 and in the case of multifamily dwellings, limited the maximum mortgage amount to $2,250 per room and $8,100 per unit, with an extra allowance of $1,000 per room for high-cost areas. The Senate bill contained a similar provision except that 5,000 units could be built under this program, and in the case of multifamily dwellings, the maximum mortgage amount would be $2,500 per room and $9,000 per unit for garden-type projects; and $3,000 per room and $9,400 per unit for elevator-type projects; with an extra allowance of $1,000 per room for high-cost areas. The conference substitute conforms to the provisions of the House amendment except that up to 5,000 units can be built under this program, and in the case of multifamily housing, the maximum mortgage amount is limited to $2,500 per room and $9,000 per unit.

TITLE VIII-MISCELLANEOUS

FARM HOUSING RESEARCH

The House amendment contained a provision which would extend the farm housing research program for 2 years and authorize appropriations of $50,000 per year. A similar provision in the Senate bill would extend the program for 3 years, and authorize appropriations of $75,000 a year. The conference substitute extends this program for 2 years and authorizes the appropriation of a total of $100,000 over the 2-year period.

LOANS FOR LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT BY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS

The Senate bill contains a provision, not in the House amendment, which would permit Federal savings and loan associations to invest up to 5 percent of withdrawable accounts in loans to finance acquisition and development of land for primarily residential usage, subject to regulation by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and provided that the association has general reserves, surplus, and undivided profits in excess of 5 percent of its withdrawable accounts. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill.

HOUSING NEEDS OF MIGRATORY FARM LABOR

The Senate bill contained a provision, not in the House amendment, which would authorize the HHFA Administrator to undertake a comprehensive study of the housing needs of migratory farm workers. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill.

MORTGAGE INSURANCE FOR MIGRATORY FARM LABOR HOUSING

The House amendment contained a provision which would establish a new program under which the Secretary of Agriculture would insure loans made by private lenders to farmers, associations of farmers, and county governments to provide housing and related structures for migratory farm labor. There was no comparable provision in the Senate bill, and none is contained in the conference substitute.

DEFENSE HOUSING PROJECTS

The Senate bill contained a provision, not in the House amendment, which would permit the commingling of Lanham Act and low-rent project funds and the use of all residual receipts for the reduction of any Federal annual contributions contracts under a consolidated contract. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill.

DISPOSAL OF PROJECTS

The Senate bill contained a provision, not in the House amendment, which would permit the PHA Commissioner to modify the terms of any contract relating to housing projects disposed of by him to cooperatives. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill.

CITY PLANNING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The Senate bill contains a provision, not included in the House .amendment, which would authorize the appropriation of $500,000 annually for a 3-year period to be used by the HHFA Administrator to provide scholarships and fellowships in public and nonprofit institutions of higher education for graduate training of professional city planning and housing technicians and specialists. The conference substitute retains this provision of the Senate bill except that the amount which is authorized for appropriation is limited to a total of $300,000 over the 3-year period.

BRENT SPENCE,

PAUL BROWN,
WRIGHT PATMAN,

ALBERT RAINS

Managers on the Part of the House.

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86TH CONGRESS 1st Session

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REPORT No. 567

PROVIDING FOR THE PRINTING OF A PUBLICATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXERCISES OF THE JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS ON FEBRUARY 12, 1959

JUNE 22, 1959.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. HAYS, from the Committee on House Administration, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. Con. Res. 170]

The Committee on House Administration, to whom was referred House Concurrent Resolution 170, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the concurrent resolution do pass.

Estimated cost of printing approximately $3,935.95.

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