97-H 6113 am
Effective Without the Governor's Signature
Jul. 8, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Sections 45-53-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 45-53 entitled "Low and Moderate Income Housing" is hereby amended to read as follows:

45-53-2. Legislative findings and intent. -- The general assembly hereby finds and declares that there exists an acute shortage of affordable, accessible, safe and sanitary housing for its citizens of low and moderate income, both individuals and families; that it is imperative that action be taken immediately to assure the availability of affordable, accessible, safe and sanitary housing for these persons; that it is necessary that each city and town provide opportunities for the establishment of low and moderate income housing; and that the provisions of this chapter are necessary to assure the health, safety and welfare of all citizens of this state and that each citizen enjoys the right to affordable, accessible, safe and sanitary housing. It is further declared to be the purpose of this chapter to provide for housing opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families in each city and town of the state {DEL . DEL} {ADDand that an equal consideration shall be on retrofitting existing dwellings and assimilating low and moderate income housing into existing developments and neighborhoods. ADD}

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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