U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   50 NAME:    Housing and Community Development
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment |X|
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Environment and Housing
DEFINITION:    Construction, operation, and support of housing and redevelopment projects and other activities to promote or aid public and private housing and community development.
EXAMPLES:   Housing: Planning, construction, furnishing, and operation of public housing projects (generally for persons not adequately served by private sector); rent subsidies (e.g., "Section 8" assistance); housing and mortgage finance agencies; promotion of home ownership; assistance for repair and renovation of existing homes; and programs to encourage private sector housing production. Community development: Urban renewal and slum clearance; redevelopment and rehabilitation of substandard or deteriorated facilities and areas; rural redevelopment; and revitalization of commercial areas.
EXCLUSIONS:   Building inspection and enforcement of housing codes or standards (report at Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC, code 66); direct loans to individuals, builders, landlords, or others (nonexpenditures); distribution of proceeds from mortgage revenue bonds (see Chapter 9 on debt); temporary shelters or housing for the homeless (report at Public Welfare, codes 77/79); and construction and maintenance of military housing by the U.S. Department of Defense (report at National Defense and International Relations, code 06).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
OTHER NOTES:    (1) The emphasis of this function is on physical plant--its construction, provision, improvement, financing, and the operation of public housing facilities. Activities that directly aid homeowners or renters themselves (e.g., housing expense relief) generally fall under Public Welfare functions. (2) Report community development block grants clearly identified as being for other functions, such as sewers, streets, parks, etc., with those functions UNLESS an integral part of a housing project.
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E50 Current Operations Y YY Y YY
I50 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F50 Construction Y YY Y YY
G50 Land & Existing Structures Y YY Y YY
K50 Equipment Y YY Y NN
 
    INTERGOVERNMENTAL, TO:  
L50 State Y NN Y YY
M50 Locals, NEC Y YY Y YY
N50 General Purpose Locals N YN N NN
R50 Special Districts N YN N NN
 
EMPLOYMENT DATA Y YY Y YY
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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