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      RS 40:392     


§392.  Establishment of authorities

A.  In each municipality and parish of this state which has not previously established such an authority, there is hereby created a local housing authority.  However, such authority shall not be deemed to be established under this Chapter, nor shall it be authorized to conduct any business or exercise any of its powers, unless and until the governing body of the municipality or parish declares by resolution that a need exists for such a local housing authority to function in such municipality or parish and finds that there exists a shortage of decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling accommodations in such municipality or parish or that such accommodations are not available and affordable to all residents regardless of income.

B.  The Houma Housing Authority is hereby abolished and the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority is hereby created and established as the successor to the Houma Housing Authority.  The Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority shall be governed as provided by this Chapter and shall have all of the powers, functions, and duties of a housing authority as provided in this Chapter or any other provision of law.  It shall exercise such powers, functions, and duties throughout Terrebonne Parish including within the corporate limits of Houma and of any municipality incorporated in the future.

Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1; Acts 2001, No. 80, §1, eff. May 24, 2001.

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