N.Y. Private Housing Finance Law Section 400
Policy and purposes of article


It is hereby declared that there exists in municipalities in this state a seriously inadequate supply of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons and families of low income; that such shortage constitutes an emergency and a grave menace to the health, safety, morals, welfare and comfort of citizens of this state; that there exists in such municipalities a large number of multiple dwellings which are inadequate, unsafe or insanitary by reason of the absence of proper heating facilities or by reason of the necessity for elimination of conditions dangerous to human life or detrimental to health, including nuisances as defined in Multiple Dwelling Law § 309 (Repairs, vacation and demolition of buildings)section three hundred nine of the multiple dwelling law, or for other rehabilitation or improvement and which can be made adequate, safe and sanitary, by the installation of proper heating facilities or by other rehabilitation, preservation or improvement or by the elimination of such conditions; that such installation, rehabilitation, preservation or improvement cannot readily be provided by the ordinary unaided operation of private enterprise for occupancy by persons or families of low income without public aid in the form of low interest loans or grants to owners of such multiple dwellings for the purpose of such installation, rehabilitation, preservation or improvement; that the installation of proper heating facilities in such multiple dwellings or other rehabilitation, preservation or improvement thereof for occupancy by persons of low income as defined in this article is a public use and a public purpose for which public money may be loaned or granted; that such conditions require the provisions hereinafter enacted; and the necessity in the public interest for the provisions hereinafter enacted is hereby declared as a matter of legislative determination.

Source: Section 400 — Policy and purposes of article, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PVH/400 (updated Oct. 27, 2023; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

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Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Oct. 27, 2023

§ 400’s source at nysenate​.gov

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