42 U.S.C. § 12703 : US Code - Section 12703: Purposes of Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act

      The purposes of this Act are - 
        (1) to help families not owning a home to save for a down
      payment for the purchase of a home;
        (2) to retain wherever feasible as housing affordable to low-
      income families those dwelling units produced for such purpose
      with Federal assistance;
        (3) to extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of
      government and the private sector, including for-profit and
      nonprofit organizations, in the production and operation of
      housing affordable to low-income and moderate-income families;
        (4) to expand and improve Federal rental assistance for very
      low-income families; and
        (5) to increase the supply of supportive housing, which
      combines structural features and services needed to enable
      persons with special needs to live with dignity and independence.