In carrying out his functions, powers, and duties-
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may appoint such officers and employees as he may find necessary, which appointments shall be subject to the civil-service laws and chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5. The Secretary may make such expenditures as may be necessary to carry out his functions, powers, and duties, and there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry out such functions, powers, and duties and for administrative expenses in connection therewith. The Secretary, without in any way relieving himself from final responsibility, may delegate any of his functions and powers to such officers, agents, or employees as he may designate, may authorize such successive redelegations of such functions and powers, as he may deem desirable, and may make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out his functions, powers, and duties.
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, respectively, may, in addition to and not in derogation of any powers and authorities conferred elsewhere in this Act-
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may utilize funds made available to him for salaries and expenses for payment in advance for dues or fees for library memberships in organizations (or for membership of the individual librarians in organizations which will not accept library membership) whose publications are available to members only, or to members at a price lower than to the general public, and for payment in advance for publications available only upon that basis or available at a reduced price on prepublication order.
1 So in original. Probably should refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
12 U.S.C. § 1701c
Aug. 10, 1948, ch. 832, title V, §502, 62 Stat. 1283; Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, title XI, §1106(a), 63 Stat. 972; Apr. 20, 1950, ch. 94, title V, §503, 64 Stat. 80; Pub. L. 87-70June 30, 1961, 75 Stat. 192; Pub. L. 90-19May 25, 1967, 81 Stat. 21; Pub. L. 98-479, title II, §§202(b), 203(c), Oct. 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 2228, 2229; Pub. L. 100-242, title V, §570(a)(1), (3), Feb. 5, 1988, 101 Stat. 1949, 1950; Pub. L. 101-731989; Pub. L. 111-203July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1565.
REFERENCES IN TEXTThis Act, referred to in subsec. (c), is act Aug. 10, 1948, ch. 832, 62 Stat. 1268, known as the Housing Act of 1948. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1948 Amendments note set out under sectionof this title and Tables.
CODIFICATIONIn subsec. (c)(2), "sectionof title 41" substituted for "section 3709 of the Revised Statutes" on authority of Pub. L. 111-350Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.Subsec. (b) of section 502 of act Aug. 10, 1948, is set out as section of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.Section was enacted as part of the Housing Act of 1948, and not as part of the National Housing Act which comprises this chapter.
AMENDMENTS 2010-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111-203substituted ", the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" for "and the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision" in introductory provisions.Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 111-203substituted "Agency" for "Board".1989-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101-73which directed the substitution of "Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision" for "Federal Home Loan Bank Board (which term as used in this section shall also include and refer to the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, the Home Owners Loan Corporation, and the Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board)", was executed as directed, except that "Home Owners' " rather than "Home Owners" appeared in the original in the language struck out.Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 101-73substituted "of any Federal, State, or local" for "of any State or local".1988-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-242struck out "The Secretary of Commerce or his designee shall hereafter be included in the membership of the National Housing Council."Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 100-242inserted "and" at end.1984-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98-479substituted "chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5" for "the Classification Act of 1949, as amended".Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 98-479substituted "section of title 5" for " 5 U.S.C. 73b-2 ".Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 98-479substituted "subsections (a) and (b) of section of title 31" for "section 3648 of the Revised Statutes [ 31 U.S.C. 529 ]".1967-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90-19substituted "Secretary of Housing and Urban Development" for "Housing and Home Finance Administrator" and "Secretary" for "Administrator" wherever appearing, and struck out provision for preparation of official seal and judicial notice thereof.Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 90-19substituted "Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board" for "Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Home Loan Bank Board" where it first appears and "Federal Home Loan Bank Board" for "Home Loan Bank Board, the Federal Housing Commissioner, and the Public Housing Commissioner".Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 90-19substituted "Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board" and "such officer or agency" for "Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Home Loan Bank Board, the Federal Housing Commissioner, and the Public Housing Commissioner" and "said officers or agencies".Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 90-19substituted "Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may utilize funds made available to him" for "Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Federal Housing Commissioner and the Public Housing Commissioner, respectively, may utilize funds made available to them" and struck out "of the respective agencies" after "librarians".1961-Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 87-70struck out provisions which made section 5 of title 41 inapplicable to any purchase or contract by officers (or their agencies) for services or supplies if the amount thereof does not exceed $300.Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 87-70added subsec. (d).1950-Act Apr. 20, 1950, amended third sentence of subsec. (a) to authorize the Administrator to permit redelegation of functions and powers which he had delegated previously to officers, agents, and employees but this does not relieve him of any final responsibility, and inserted "or pay" after "reimburse" in subsec. (c)(2).1949-Subsec. (a). Act Oct. 28, 1949, substituted "Classification Act of 1949" for "Classification Act of 1923".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2010 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 111-203 effective on the transfer date, see section 351 of Pub. L. 111-203, set out as a note under sectionof Title 2, The Congress.
REPEALSAct Oct. 28, 1949, ch. 782, cited as a credit to this section, was repealed (subject to a savings clause) by Pub. L. 89-554, Sept. 6, 1966, §8, 80 Stat. 632, 655.
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSFederal Home Loan Bank Board abolished and functions transferred, see sections 401 to 406 of Pub. L. 101-73, set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONSFor assignment of certain emergency preparedness functions to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, see Parts 1, 2, and 9 of Ex. Ord. No. 12656, Nov. 18, 1988, 53 F.R. 47491, set out as a note under sectionof Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
ANNUAL REPORT ON AREAS OF PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT WHICH REQUIRE IMPROVEMENTPub. L. 90-448Aug. 1, 1968, 82 Stat. 477, as amended by Pub. L. 91-609Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1816, directed Secretary to report annually to Committees on Banking and Currency of House and Senate, identifying specific areas of program administration and management which require improvement, describing actions taken and proposed, and recommendations for legislation, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93-608Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1968.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11196Ex. Ord. No. 11196, Feb. 2, 1965, 30 F.R. 1171, which delegated functions to Housing and Home Finance Administrator, was revoked by Ex. Ord. No. 12553, Feb. 25, 1986, 51 F.R. 7237.
- The term "Director" means the Director of the Bureau.
- The term "State" means any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the United States Virgin Islands or any federally recognized Indian tribe, as defined by the Secretary of the Interior under section 5131(a) of title 25.
- The term "credit" means the right granted by a person to a consumer to defer payment of a debt, incur debt and defer its payment, or purchase property or services and defer payment for such purchase.