Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 55. Housing, Public Buildings, Urban Renewal, and Regional Housing Authorities
Section 700. Powers With Respect to Urban Renewal.
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AS 18.55.700. Powers With Respect to Urban Renewal.

(a) The corporation has all the powers necessary or convenient to undertake and carry out urban renewal plans and urban renewal projects, including the power to acquire and dispose of property, to issue bonds and other obligations, to borrow and accept grants from the federal government or other source, and to exercise the other powers granted to it by AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960 with respect to redevelopment projects.

(b) In connection with the planning and undertaking of an urban renewal plan or urban renewal project, the corporation, the municipality, and all public and private offices, agencies, and bodies have all the rights, powers, privileges, and immunities that they have with respect to a redevelopment plan or redevelopment project, in the same manner as though all of the provisions of AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960 applicable to a redevelopment plan or redevelopment project were applicable to an urban renewal plan or urban renewal project. However, for the purpose of this subsection,

(1) the word "redevelopment" as used in AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960, except in this section and in the definition of "redevelopment project" in AS 18.55.950 , means "urban renewal";

(2) the words "slum" and "blighted" as used in AS 18.55.480 - 18.55.960, except in this section and in the definitions in AS 18.55.950, mean "blighted, deteriorated, or deteriorating"; and

(3) the finding required by AS 18.55.510 (b) with respect to a blighted area is not required.

(c) In addition to the surveys and plans that the corporation may otherwise make, it may make plans

(1) for carrying out a program of voluntary repair and rehabilitation of buildings and improvements; and

(2) for the enforcement of laws, codes, and regulations relating to the use of land and the use and occupancy of buildings and improvements, and the compulsory repair, rehabilitation, demolition, or removal of buildings and improvements.

(d) The corporation may develop, test, and report methods and techniques, and carry out demonstrations and other activities for the prevention and the elimination of slums and urban blight.

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