50 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
HOUSING AND RENT ACTS
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HOUSING AND RENT ACTS

ACTS JUNE 30, 1947, CH. 163, 61 STAT. 193; MAR. 30, 1948, CH. 161, 62 STAT. 93; MAR. 30, 1949, CH. 42, 63 STAT. 18; JUNE 23, 1950, CH. 354, 64 STAT. 255

TITLE I—AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LAW

Sec.
1881 to 1884. Omitted.

        

TITLE II—MAXIMUM RENTS

1891 to 1894. Omitted.
1894a.
Defense Areas Advisory Committee; creation; composition; duties.
1895 to 1910. Omitted or Repealed.

        

TITLE I—AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LAW

§§1881 to 1884. Omitted

Codification

Section 1881, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title I, §1, 61 Stat. 193; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title I, §2, 62 Stat. 93, repealed in part Veterans’ Emergency Housing Act of 1946, sections 1821, 1822(b)–(d), 1823 to 1829, 1831, and 1832 of this Appendix, and provided continuing allocations made or priorities granted for delivery of housing materials or facilities under regulation issued under the Act and before June 30, 1947.

Section 1882, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title I, §2, 61 Stat. 193, extended the limitation date of the mortgage insurance provisions of section 1738(a) of Title 12, Banks and Banking, from June 30, 1947 to Mar. 31, 1948.

Section 1883, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title I, §3, 61 Stat. 193, amended title VI of the National Housing Act, as amended, sections 1736 to 1743 of Title 12, Banks and Banking, by adding section 609, relating to insurance of loans for manufacture of houses, the provisions of which are classified to section 1744 of Title 12.

Section 1884, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title I, §4, 61 Stat. 195; Feb. 27, 1948, ch. 77, §1, 62 Stat. 37; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title I, §3, 62 Stat. 93; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title I, §2, 63 Stat. 18; June 23, 1950, ch. 354, §2, 64 Stat. 255; June 30, 1951, ch. 198, §2(a), 65 Stat. 110; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §§202(a), 211, 65 Stat. 145; June 30, 1952, ch. 530, title II, §201(a), 66 Stat. 306; Apr. 30, 1953, ch. 31, §2, 67 Stat. 24, which provided for a priority in sale or rental of housing accommodations for veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict, terminated by its own terms.

Short Title of 1953 Amendment

Act Apr. 30, 1953, ch. 31, §1, 67 Stat. 23, provided that act Apr. 30, 1953, be cited as the Housing and Rent Act of 1953.

Short Title of 1950 Amendment

Act June 23, 1950, ch. 354, §1, 64 Stat. 255, provided that act June 23, 1950, be cited as the Housing and Rent Act of 1950.

Short Title of 1949 Amendment

Act Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title I, §1, 63 Stat. 18, provided that act Mar. 30, 1949, be cited as the Housing and Rent Act of 1949.

Short Title of 1948 Amendment

Act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title I, §1, 62 Stat. 93, provided that act Mar. 30, 1948 be cited as the Housing and Rent Act of 1948.

Short Title

Act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §213, 61 Stat. 201, provided that act June 30, 1947, be cited as the Housing and Rent Act of 1947.

Separability

Act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title III, §305, 62 Stat. 100, provided that if provisions of act Mar. 30, 1948, or the application of such provisions to any person or circumstances be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act, and the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

Act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title III, §301, 61 Stat. 201, provided that if any provision of act June 30, 1947, or the application of such provisions to any person or circumstances be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act, and the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

TITLE II—MAXIMUM RENTS

§§1891 to 1894. Omitted

Codification

Sections 1891 to 1894 terminated Sept. 30, 1952, with certain exceptions, pursuant to section 1894 of this Appendix.

Section 1891, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §201, 61 Stat. 196, stated the congressional declaration of policy for controls for rental housing accommodations in defense-rental areas.

Section 1892, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §202, 61 Stat. 196; Mar. 10, 1948, ch. 161, title II, §201, 62 Stat. 93; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §201, 63 Stat. 19; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §§202(a), 206, 207(a), (b), 208, 65 Stat. 145, 148, defined terms used in sections 1891 to 1894 and 1895 to 1902 of this Appendix.

Section 1893, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §203, 61 Stat. 197; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §202, 63 Stat. 21; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §202(a), 65 Stat. 145, terminated rent control under the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942 after July 1, 1947.

Section 1894, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §204, 61 Stat. 197; Feb. 27, 1948, ch. 77, §2, 62 Stat. 37; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title II, §202, 62 Stat. 94; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §203, 63 Stat. 21; June 23, 1950, ch. 354, §§3–5, 64 Stat. 255; Dec. 20, 1950, ch. 1139, §§1, 2, 64 Stat. 1113; Mar. 23, 1951, ch. 14, 65 Stat. 7; June 30, 1951, ch. 198, §2(b), (c), 65 Stat. 111; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §§201, 203(a), (b), 205, 207(c), 209, 65 Stat. 144, 145, 148, 149; June 30, 1952, ch. 530, title II, §§201(b), 202, 66 Stat. 306; July 15, 1952, ch. 758, ch. XII, §1201, 66 Stat. 657; Apr. 30, 1953, ch. 31, §§3–7, 67 Stat. 24, provided for rent control under sections 1891 to 1894 and 1895 to 1902 of this Appendix, prescribed procedures, empowered the President to remove controls, to promulgate rules and regulations and to create local advisory boards, and declared that the provisions of such sections shall cease to be in effect at the close of Sept. 30, 1952, except for certain areas where they ceased to be in effect at the close of Apr. 30, 1953.

§1894a. Defense Areas Advisory Committee; creation; composition; duties

The Director of Defense Mobilization 1 is authorized to appoint a Defense Areas Advisory Committee to advise him in connection with the exercise of any function or authority vested in him by section 204(l) of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended [section 1894(l) of this Appendix], or section 101 of the Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act of 1951, as amended [42 U.S.C. 1591], or by delegation thereunder, with respect to determining any area to be a critical defense housing area. Any committee so appointed shall consist, in addition to a chairman, of representatives of the Department of Defense and the Housing and Home Finance Agency.1 Any Federal agency shall, to the fullest practicable extent, furnish such information in its possession to the Defense Areas Advisory Committee as such Committee may request from time to time relevant to its operations.

(June 30, 1952, ch. 530, title II, §203, 66 Stat. 307; Apr. 30, 1953, ch. 31, §10, 67 Stat. 25.)

References in Text

Section 204(l) of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended [section 1894(l) of this Appendix], referred to in text, was omitted from the Code.

Amendments

1953—Act Apr. 30, 1953, amended last sentence generally, eliminating reference to Office of Rent Stabilization.

Transfer of Functions

Functions vested by any statute in Director of Defense Mobilization or Office of Defense Mobilization provided for in Executive Order No. 10193, eff. Dec. 16, 1950, 15 F.R. 9031, transferred to Director of Office of Defense Mobilization by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1953, §2(d), eff. June 12, 1953, 18 F.R. 3375, 67 Stat. 634, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. For subsequent transfers or delegations to Office of Emergency Planning, Office of Emergency Preparedness, President, Federal Preparedness Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Secretary of Homeland Security, see notes set out under section 404 of Title 50, War and National Defense.

Housing and Home Finance Agency lapsed and functions, powers, and duties transferred to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who was authorized to delegate such functions, powers, and duties to such officers and employees of Department of Housing and Urban Development as Secretary may delegate, see sections 3531 note, 3534, and 3535 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Termination of Advisory Committees

Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory committees established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See section 14 of Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

1 See Transfer of Functions note below.

§§1895 to 1903. Omitted

Codification

Sections 1895 to 1903 terminated Sept. 30, 1952, with certain exceptions, pursuant to section 1894 of this Appendix.

Section 1895, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §205, 61 Stat. 199; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §204, 63 Stat. 27; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §204, 65 Stat. 147, authorized suits for damages for violations of sections 1891 to 1894 and 1895 to 1902 of this Appendix.

Section 1896, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §206, 61 Stat. 199; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title II, §203, 62 Stat. 98; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §205, 63 Stat. 27; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §§202(a), (c), 205, 65 Stat. 144, 148, related to prohibitions and enforcement.

Section 1897, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §207, 61 Stat. 200, prohibited maintenance of actions for certain past violations.

Section 1898, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §208, 61 Stat. 200; July 31, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §202(2), (d), 65 Stat. 145; Apr. 30, 1953, ch. 31, §8, 67 Stat. 25, related to property, personnel, and appropriations.

Section 1899, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §209, 61 Stat. 200; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title II, §204, 62 Stat. 98; Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title II, §206, 63 Stat. 29; July 13, 1951, ch. 275, title II, §202(a), 65 Stat. 145, empowered the President to regulate speculative or manipulative renting or leasing practices.

Section 1900, acts June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §210, 61 Stat. 201; Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title II, §301, 62 Stat. 99, amended section 2(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Section 1901, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §211, 61 Stat. 201, stated the territorial applicability of sections 1891 to 1894 and 1895 to 1902 of this Appendix.

Section 1902, act June 30, 1947, ch. 163, title II, §212, 61 Stat. 201, prescribed the effective date of sections 1891 to 1894 and 1895 to 1902 of this Appendix.

Section 1903, act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title III, §302, 62 Stat. 99, provided that nothing in act Mar. 30, 1948, shall be construed to require any person to offer any housing accommodations for rent.

§1904. Repealed. Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title III, §302, 63 Stat. 29

Section, act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title III, §303, 62 Stat. 100, related to reimposition of rent ceilings after decontrol.

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective Apr. 1, 1949, see section 305 of act Mar. 30, 1949.

§§1905 to 1910. Omitted

Codification

Section 1905, act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title III, §304, 62 Stat. 100, amended section 1413a of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, relating to recovery of possession of housing accommodations.

Section 1906, act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, title III, §306, 62 Stat. 100, prescribed effective date of Housing and Rent Act of 1948.

Section 1907, act Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title III, §301, 63 Stat. 29, related to non-offer of housing accommodations.

Section 1908, act Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title III, §303, 63 Stat. 29, related to separability of provisions.

Section 1909, act Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title III, §304, 63 Stat. 29, amended section 1738(a) of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

Section 1910, act Mar. 30, 1949, ch. 42, title III, §305, 63 Stat. 29, prescribed effective date of Housing and Rent Act of 1949.