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      RS 40:440     


§440.  Acquisition and sale of housing and other property

A.  A local housing authority may:

(1)  Acquire title, long-term and short-term leasehold interests, possessory rights, options upon, cooperative interests in, or any other interest in or relating to land, dwellings, facilities, or any other real or personal property by purchase, gift, grant, bequest, devise, lease, contract, or any other manner or arrangement.

(2)  Take over or lease and manage any housing development or undertaking in which a local government or the state or federal government has an interest.

(3)  Transfer, donate, sell, lease, exchange, convey, assign, or otherwise dispose of any of its property or any interest therein to any person, organization, or entity, either public or private, or nonprofit or for-profit, and in such regard:

(a)  Sell or lease any real or personal property or any interest therein with or without public bidding, as the authority, in its sole discretion, may deem appropriate.

(b)  At and subsequent to an acquisition of occupied property, permit existing tenants therein to remain in occupancy upon such terms and conditions and for such periods as the authority shall deem appropriate, notwithstanding that such tenants do not qualify as persons of eligible income.

B.  Any acquisition or disposition of property or any interest therein may occur upon such terms and conditions and in exchange for such prices, or without consideration, as the authority shall deem appropriate, provided that such actions are taken in furtherance of the purposes of this Chapter and subject to the limitations contained in R.S. 40:482 through 489.

Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1.

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