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Connecticut Laws | Title 8 Zoning, Planning, Housing, Economic And Community Development And Human
CHAPTER 137 REHABILITATION OF ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Sec. 8-295. Selection of applicants.

Sec. 8-295. Selection of applicants. (2336)(Text)

The urban rehabilitation agency shall select from among applicants for urban rehabilitation program property those applicants who in determination of the agency can acquire the necessary financial and technical resources to rehabilitate, own and manage urban rehabilitation program property. (2337)

Sec. 8-296. Financial assistance. Abatement of real property taxes. (2338)(Text)

(a) An urban rehabilitation agency may provide financial assistance to urban rehabilitators in the form of grants or loans for the purchase and rehabilitation of urban rehabilitation program property. All such loans, if made by the urban rehabilitation agency, shall be secured by a mortgage naming the municipality as the mortgagee, provided if any such loans are made from funds provided by the state or federal government or any other public or private entity, the state or federal government or the public or private agency may be the mortgagee, and provided further that a municipality may assign any such mortgage to another entity. (2339)

(b) An urban rehabilitation agency may utilize federal, state or other public or private financial assistance, provided that any such assistance requiring local financial participation shall be first approved by the legislative body of the municipality. (2340)

(c) An urban rehabilitation agency may recommend to the legislative body the abatement in whole or in part of real property taxes due on urban rehabilitation program property conveyed to an urban rehabilitator pursuant to sections 8-294 and 8-295, or the deferral of such taxes for a period not to exceed ten years. Such legislative body may, by resolution, authorize such abatement. All urban rehabilitation program property conveyed to an urban rehabilitator may be designated by the legislative body of a municipality as property eligible for deferral of increased assessment under the provisions of sections 12-65c to 12-65f, inclusive. (2341)

Secs. 8-297 to 8-299. (2342)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (2343)

CHAPTER 137a MUNICIPAL HOUSING FINANCE ASSISTANCE ACT (2344)(Text)

Sec. 8-300. Short title. (2345)(Text)

This chapter may be known and cited as the "Municipal Housing Finance Assistance Act". (2346)

Sec. 8-301. Declaration of policy. (2347)(Text)

(a) It is hereby found that as a result of the continuing increases in construction and rehabilitation costs, municipal taxes, heating and electricity expenses, maintenance and repair expenses and the cost of land, low and moderate income families and persons in many municipalities within the state, including municipalities which contained formerly stable neighborhoods, are unable to purchase, rehabilitate and maintain decent, safe and sanitary housing which provides an opportunity for home ownership either directly or through a condominium or cooperative form of ownership. The inability of such families and persons to purchase and hold housing in such municipalities results in the decline of new housing and in the decay of the existing housing stock and of existing neighborhoods with attendant increases in municipal costs for welfare, police and fire protection. The decline in new housing, together with the decay of existing housing stock, has produced a critical shortage of adequate housing in these municipalities adversely affecting the economy of the state and its municipalities and the well-being of their residents. Private enterprise, without the assistance contemplated by this chapter, cannot achieve the construction or rehabilitation of sufficient housing for low and moderate income families and persons and the alternative of forcing such families and persons to live in substandard housing is undesirable since it tends to decrease the interest of such families and persons in their communities, the maintenance of their property and the preservation of their neighborhoods. (2348)

(b) It is further found and declared that unless the supply of housing and the ability of low and moderate income families and persons to obtain mortgage financing is increased significantly and expeditiously, a large number of residents of many of the state's municipalities will be compelled to live in unsanitary, overcrowded and unsafe conditions to the detriment of the health, welfare and well-being of these persons and of the whole community of which they are a part. By increasing the housing supply of the state and the ability of low and moderate income families and persons to obtain mortgage financing, the clearance, replanning, development and redevelopment of blighted areas will be aided, and the critical shortage of adequate housing will be ameliorated. (2349)

(c) It is further found and declared that the cost of mortgage financing is a major factor materially affecting the supply and cost of housing and that, notwithstanding the past and present efforts of government agencies and instrumentalities both state and federal, there continues to exist a serious shortage of low interest mortgage financing available to low and moderate income families and persons in the state. It is therefore necessary and appropriate that municipalities take steps on a local level to reduce the cost of such financing and thereby promote the purchase of decent, safe and sanitary housing and the rehabilitation of existing substandard housing by low and moderate income families and persons. (2350)

(d) It is further found and declared that the provision by municipalities of financial assistance for housing for low and moderate income families and persons through the making and purchase of mortgage loans to such families and persons for the purpose of purchasing and of rehabilitating housing, are public purposes and purposes for which public money may be expended by a municipality for the public benefit and good. (2351)

Sec. 8-302. Definitions. (2352)(Text)

The following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates another meaning and intent: (2353)

(a) "Bonds", "notes" or "other obligations" means any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, respectively, issued by the municipality pursuant to this chapter, and "bonds" or "notes" includes other obligations; (2354)

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