Maine Revised Statutes

§5245. Findings and declaration of necessity

1. Legislative finding.  The Legislature finds that there is a need for the development of affordable, livable housing and the containment of the costs of unplanned growth in Maine municipalities.
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2. Authorization.  For the reasons set out in subsection 1, a municipality may develop a program to provide impetus for affordable housing development within a district of the municipality, as provided in the comprehensive plan adopted by the legislative body of the municipality.
[ 2003, c. 426, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Declaration of public purpose.  It is declared that the actions required to assist the implementation of affordable housing development programs are a public purpose and that the execution and financing of these programs are a public purpose.
[ 2003, c. 426, §1 (NEW) .]
2003, c. 426, §1 (NEW).