CHAPTER 117

HOUSING AUTHORITY - ADDING DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 160 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HOUSING AND KNOWN AS THE "HOUSING AUTHORITY LAW" BY ADDING DEFINITIONS OF THE TERMS "SLUM" AND 'PERSONS OF LOW INCOME" AND BY REDEFINING THE TERM "PROJECT."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 160 of the Revised' Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 241, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, 1941, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding to 5454. Sec. 31. the following new subsections:

"(j) 'Slum' means any area where dwellings predominate which by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities, or any combination of these factors, are detrimental to safety, health and morals.

"(k) 'Persons of low income' shall mean persons or families who lack the amount of income which is necessary (as determined by the Authority undertaking 'a project) to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding."

Section 2. That Chapter 160 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 241, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, 1941, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing Subsection (h) of 5454. Sec. 31. and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection:

"(h) 'Housing project' or 'project' shall mean any work or undertaking:

(1) to demolish, clear, or remove buildings from any slum area acquired by the Authority; or (2) to provide decent safe and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations for persons of low income; such work or undertaking may include buildings, land, equipment facilities, and other real or personal property for necessary, convenient, or desirable or undertaking may include buildings, land, equipment facilities, and other real or personal property for necessary, convenient, or desirable appurtenances, streets, sewers, water service, utilities, parks, site preparation, landscaping, administrative, community, health, recreational, welfare, or other purposes; or (3) to accomplish a combination of the foregoing. The term `housing project' or `project' also may be applied to the planning of the buildings and improvements, the acquisition of property, the demolition of existing structures, the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of the improvements and all other work in connection therewith; and the term shall include all other real and personal property and all tangible or intangible assets held or used in connection with the housing project."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved May 18, 1951.