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§45-25-2  Declaration of necessity. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 45-25-2

   § 45-25-2  Declaration of necessity. –

It is declared that:

   (1) Unsanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations exist in

various cities of the state, and that these unsafe or unsanitary conditions

arise from overcrowding and concentration of population, the obsolete and poor

condition of the buildings, improper planning, excessive land coverage, lack of

proper light, air and space, unsanitary design and arrangement, lack of proper

sanitary facilities, and the existence of conditions which endanger life or

property by fire and other causes; that in all these cities many persons of low

income are forced to reside in unsanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations;

   (2) In various cities there is a lack of safe or sanitary

dwelling accommodations available to all the inhabitants, and that consequently

many persons of low income are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested

dwelling accommodations;

   (3) These conditions cause an increase in and spread of

disease and crime and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals, and

welfare of the citizens of the state and impair economic values; that these

conditions cannot be remedied by the ordinary operations of private enterprises;

   (4) The clearance, replanning, and reconstruction of the

areas in which unsanitary or unsafe housing conditions exist and the providing

of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income are

public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private

property acquired;

   (5) It is in the public interest that work on these projects

be instituted as soon as possible in order to relieve unemployment which now

constitutes an emergency; and

   (6) The necessity in the public interest for the provision

enacted by these chapters, is declared a matter of legislative determination.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1935, ch. 2255, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 344, § 2; G.L. 1956, §