Legal Authority to Approve Changes in Use of Property Under Section 414 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1969

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The proposed sale of property at its fair market value in order to raise funds to build low and moderate income housing on different property constitutes a change in the use of property under section 414 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1969 and the terms of the deed of the 1974 sale of the property.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the General Services Administration could approve the proposed sale of property to a public body without violating section 414.

Updated July 9, 2014