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Executive Order 11004



By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, including

authority vested in me by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1958 (72 Stat. 1799), it is hereby
ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Scope. The Housing and Home Finance Administrator (hereinafter referred
to as the Administrator) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness
programs covering all aspects of lodging or housing and community facilities related
thereto. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in
these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the
United States.

SEC. 2. Housing Functions. The Administrator shall:

(a) New housing. Develop plans for the construction and management of new housing
and the community facilities related thereto, when and where it is determined to be
necessary with public funds through direct Federal action; or the construction of new
housing through financial or credit assistance, in support of production programs.

(b) Communities. Develop plans for the selection, acquisition, development, and disposal
of areas for civilian uses in new, expanded, restored, or relocated communities; and for
the construction of housing for new or restored communities.

(c) Resources. Periodically assess assigned resources available from all sources in order
to estimate availability under an emergency situation, analyze resource estimates in
relation to estimated requirements in order to identify problem areas and develop
appropriate recommendations and programs. Provide data and assistance, before and after
attack for national resources evaluation purposes of the Office of Emergency Planning.

(d) Priorities. Develop standards and priorities for guidance of States and communities in
making maximum use of and allocating available housing resources.

(e) Requirements. Periodically assemble, develop as appropriate, and evaluate

requirements with respect to assigned resources and services. Such estimates shall take
into consideration the geographical distribution of requirements under emergency

(f) Claimancy. Prepare plans to claim materials, manpower, equipment, supplies, and
services needed in support of assigned responsibilities and other essential functions of the
agency from appropriate agencies, and work with such agencies in developing programs
to insure availability of such resources in an emergency.
(g) Distribution. Develop allocation and distribution control systems consistent with the
priorities and allocations procedures prescribed by the Department of Commerce for
materials and equipment needed for housing, and develop programs for the domestic
distribution and use of mobile lodging facilities in an emergency.

(h) Stockpiles. Assist the Office of Emergency Planning in formulating and carrying out
plans for stockpiling of strategic and critical materials, and survival items in the housing

(i) Economic stabilization. Cooperate with the Office of Emergency Planning and the
Federal financial agencies in the development of preparedness measures involving
emergency financing, real estate credit, and rent stabilization.

SEC. 3. Cooperation with Department of Defense. In consonance with national civil

defense plans, programs, and operations of the Department of Defense under Executive
Order No. 10952, the Administrator shall:
(a) Billeting. Develop plans for a billeting program, including advice and guidance for
State and local government agencies in the administration thereof. The Secretary of the
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare shall incorporate billeting plans in the
general welfare guidance program for States.

(b) Temporary housing. Develop plans for the emergency repair and restoration to use of
damaged housing, for the construction and management of emergency housing units and
the community facilities related thereto, and for the emergency conversion to dwelling
use of non-residential structures with public funds through direct Federal action or
through financial or credit assistance.

(c) Population movement. Participate in the preparation of plans for determining which
areas are to be restored and in the development and coordination of plans for the
movement of people on a temporary basis from areas to be abandoned to areas where
housing is available or can be made available.

(d) Shelter. Assist in the development of plans to encourage the construction of fallout
shelters for both old and new housing in conformance to the national shelter policy.

(e) Vulnerability. Participate in promoting the dispersal of new or expanding communities

and government installations in conformance to national vulnerability reduction policy.

(f) Damage assessment. Maintain a capability to assess the effects of attack on housing
resources, both at national and field levels, and provide data assistance to the Department
of Defense.

SEC. 4. Research. Within the framework of overall Federal research objectives the
Administrator shall supervise or conduct research directly concerned with carrying out
emergency preparedness responsibilities, designate representatives for necessary ad hoc
or task force groups, and provide advice and assistance to other agencies in planning for
research in areas involving the agency's interests.

SEC. 5. Functional Guidance. The Administrator, in carrying out the functions assigned
in this order, shall be guided by the following:

(a) Interagency cooperation. The Administrator shall assume the initiative in developing
joint plans for the coordination of civilian housing emergency programs of those
departments and agencies which normally have responsibilities for any segment of such
activities. He shall utilize to the maximum those capabilities of other agencies qualified
to perform or assist in the performance of assigned functions by contractual or other

(b) Presidential coordination. The Director of the Office of Emergency Planning shall
advise and assist the President in determining policy for,and assist him in coordinating
the performance of functions under this order with the total national preparedness

(c) Emergency planning. Emergency plans and programs, and emergency organization
structure required thereby, shall be developed as an integral part of the continuing
activities of the Housing and Home Finance Agency on the basis that it will have the
responsibility for carrying out such programs during an emergency. The Administrator
shall be prepared to implement all appropriate plans developed under this order.
Modifications and temporary organizational changes, based on emergency conditions,
will be in accordance with policy determination by the President.

SEC. 6. Emergency Actions. Nothing in this order shall be construed as conferring

authority under Title III of the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended, or
otherwise, to put into effect any emergency plan procedure, policy, program, or course of
action prepared or developed pursuant to this order. Such authority is reserved to the

SEC. 7. Redelegation. In carrying out the functions outlined in this order, the
Administrator may reassign such functions to and designate or appoint any official or
employee within the Housing and Home Finance Agency, including the constituent
agencies, to serve in any position within the Housing and Home Finance Agency.

SEC. 8. Prior Actions. To the extent of any inconsistency between the provisions of any
prior order and the provisions of this order, the latter shall control. Emergency
Preparedness Order No. 6 (heretofore issued by the Director, Office of Civil and Defense
Mobilization) (26 F.R. 658-659), is hereby revoked.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 16, 1962.