Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 44. Municipal Housing Authorities

General Powers Related To Housing Programs

7-15-4454. General powers related to housing programs. An authority shall have power to:

(1) determine where unsafe or unsanitary dwelling or housing conditions exist;

(2) study and make recommendations concerning the plan of any city or municipality located within its boundaries in relation to the problem of clearing, replanning, and reconstruction of areas in which unsafe or unsanitary dwelling or housing conditions exist and the providing of dwelling accommodations for persons of low income and to cooperate with any city, municipal, or regional planning agency;

(3) prepare, carry out, and operate housing projects;

(4) provide for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, or repair of any housing project or any part thereof;

(5) take over by purchase, lease, or otherwise any housing project located within its boundaries undertaken by any government;

(6) act as agent for the federal government in connection with the acquisition, construction, operation, and/or management of a housing project or any part thereof;

(7) arrange with any city or municipality located in whole or in part within its boundaries or with a government for the furnishing, planning, replanning, installing, opening, or closing of streets, options, or property rights or for the furnishing of property or services in connection with a project;

(8) lease or rent any of the dwelling or other accommodations or any of the lands, buildings, structures, or facilities embraced in any housing project and to establish and revise the rents or charges therefor.

History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 140, L. 1935; re-en. Sec. 5309.9, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 68, L. 1953; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 193, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 259, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 35-109(part).