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Chapter 1.5. Tax Exemption of Housing Authority Property*

Section 34400

34400. Declaration of policy. It has been found and declared in the Housing Authorities Law and the Housing Cooperation Law (a) that there exist in the State housing conditions which constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals and welfare of the residents of the State; (b) that these conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident prevention, and other public services and facilities; (c) that the public interest requires the remedying of these conditions by the creation of housing authorities to undertake projects for slum clearance and for providing safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons who lack sufficient income to enable them to live in decent, safe and sanitary dwellings without overcrowding; and (d) that such housing projects are for public uses and purposes and are governmental functions of state concern. As a matter of legislative determination, it is hereby found and declared that the property and bonds of a housing authority are of such character as shall be exempt from taxation.

* The provisions of this chapter, except as otherwise noted, were added by Stats. 1953, p. 814, in effect September 9, 1953.