§ 8.1. An Authority has power to investigate living and housing conditions, housing needs
and markets in its area of operation and the means and methods of improving conditions
and meeting needs through private and public means; to determine where unsanitary
or substandard housing conditions exist; to ascertain which dwellings in its area
of operation do not meet such standards as it may determine are necessary for safe
and sanitary dwelling accommodations and to report its findings to the appropriate
government in the territory in which the dwellings are located; to study and make
recommendations concerning the plan of the area of operation in relation to the problems
of acquisition, clearing, replanning, and reconstruction of areas in which unsanitary
or substandard conditions exist or which are needed for increasing the supply of decent,
safe and sanitary and affordable dwellings and for related community development,
and the providing of housing accommodations and subsidies for persons of low income,
and to cooperate with any regional or State planning agencies or the planning agency
of any city, village or incorporated town wholly or partly within its area of operation.
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