< Back to H.R. 2206 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)

Text of To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer public lands for the purposes of providing affordable housing.

...housing.

This bill was introduced on May 20, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 20, 1993 (Introduced).

Download PDF

Source: GPO

HR 2206 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2206

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer public lands for the purposes of providing affordable housing.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 20, 1993

Mr. BILBRAY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer public lands for the purposes of providing affordable housing.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

    (a) GENERAL AUTHORITY- Notwithstanding section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1713), the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to transfer to a public housing agency (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937) all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to public lands for the purpose of providing affordable housing. Lands may be transferred under this subsection for less than fair market value or without consideration.

    (b) AFFORDABLE HOUSING- Housing shall be considered affordable housing for purposes of this Act if the housing--

      (1) complies with the requirements under section 215 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act or is assisted under title II of such Act;

      (2) is assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937;

      (3) is assisted under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959; or

      (4) is assisted under title V of the Housing Act of 1949.

    (c) REVERSION- Any lands transferred pursuant to this section which cease to be used for the housing purposes described in subsection (b) shall revert to the United States and shall be administered by the Secretary as part of the public lands.

    (d) PUBLIC LANDS- For the purposes of this section, the term ‘public lands’ means the lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, except for those lands within an environmentally sensitive area, the national wilderness preservation system, the national wild and scenic rivers system, or the national trails system.