[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. II, Sec. 2-11, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Asbestos — See Ch. 149.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 174.
Certificate of Continued Occupancy — See Ch. 182.
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 193.
Emergency housing — See Ch. 208.
Housing standards — See Ch. 246.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 312.
Rental property — See Ch. 321.
Rent control — See Ch. 324.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors — See Ch. 349.
There exists in the borough insanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations and persons of low income are forced to reside in such insanitary or unsafe accommodations; and in the borough there is a shortage of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations available at rents which persons of low income can afford and such persons are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations; and the aforesaid conditions cause an increase in and spread of disease and crime and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals and welfare of the residents of the borough and impair economic values; and those conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities, and these areas in the borough cannot be cleared, nor can the shortage of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons of low income be relieved, through the operation of private enterprise, and the construction of housing projects for persons of low income (as defined in the Local Housing Authorities Law) would therefore not be competitive with private enterprise.
The clearance, replanning and reconstruction of the areas in which insanitary or unsafe housing conditions exist and the providing of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations by any public body for persons of low income are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property acquired and are governmental function.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Housing Authorities Law, as amended, of the State of New Jersey, a body corporate and politic to be known as the "Housing Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee," is created and established.
The Clerk is authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this chapter with the Commissioner of the State Department of Conservation and Economic Development.