[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 7-27-1982 as Sec. 11-4 of the 1981 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the considered opinion of the Mayor and Borough Council that senior citizens of low income in the community are entitled to safe and sanitary housing accommodations at rentals such persons can afford, and such low rental housing accommodations are in extremely short supply and overcrowded and congested housing will eventuate from such a shortage and thereby impair public safety and economic values.
The shortage of such safe and sanitary housing for low income senior citizens cannot be totally relieved through private enterprise, and therefore, new and rehabilitated construction of housing projects and facilities would not be competitive with private enterprise.
It is a governmental function to seek public moneys to acquire property and construct and/or rehabilitate or lease housing facilities for low income senior citizens.
The Borough of Fair Lawn is desirous of having its territorial area included in the area of operations of "The Housing Authority of Bergen County."
The borough desires to participate in the area of operation of the Housing Authority of Bergen County throughout its territorial boundary and the jurisdiction of its Mayor and Council for the purpose of alleviating the shortage of safe and sanitary housing for low-income senior citizens. The borough does hereby consent to its inclusion in the area of operation of The Housing Authority of Bergen County.
The Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this chapter with the Commissioner of the State Department of Conservation and Economic Development and with the Secretary of The Housing Authority of Bergen County.