12 USC 1709a - Determination of loan-to-value ratios

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in establishing maximum loan-to-value ratios for mortgages insured by him under the National Housing Act [12 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.], as amended by sections 101, 102, and 103 of this Act, shall determine that such ratios are in the public interest after taking into consideration
(1)  the effect of such ratios on the national economy and on conditions in the building industry, and
(2)  the availability or unavailability of residential mortgage credit assisted under the Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended.