Housing and Community Development Act of 1987



The Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, P.L. 100-242, 101 Stat. 1815, is a
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which amended the Housing and Community Development Act laws with regards to the
Housing Act of 1937 The Housing Act of 1937 (), formally the "United States Housing Act of 1937" and sometimes called the Wagner–Steagall Act, provided for subsidies to be paid from the U.S. government to local public housing agencies (LHAs) to improve living cond ...
. The amendments revised sections of the Act concerning community and neighborhood development, family and single housing, and preservation for low income home owners. The law provided insurance for FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) better known as a home equity conversion loan or reverse mortgage. Title VI of the Act established the Nehemiah Housing Opportunity Grants ("NHOP") program, intended to encourage homeownership by making federal grants to nonprofit organizations who would, in turn, loan funds to low-income families purchasing homes being built or rehabilitated under an approved program. NHOP ceased operation in 1991 when it was repealed by section 289 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 USC 12839). The S. 825
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was passed by the 100th U.S. Congressional session and signed into law by the 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan on February 5, 1988.

See also

* Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 * Housing and Community Development Act of 1992

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