(a) The nine persons initially designated as members of the authority may become a corporation with the power and authority provided in this chapter by proceeding according to the provisions of this chapter. To become a corporation, the persons so designated shall present to the Secretary of State an application signed by them which shall state:
(1) That the applicants propose to incorporate the authority pursuant to this chapter;
(2) The name and official residence of each of the applicants;
(3) The date on which each applicant was appointed as a member by the Governor and the expiration date of the term for which he was appointed;
(4) The name of the proposed corporation, which shall be "Alabama Housing Finance Authority";
(5) The location of the principal office of the proposed corporation, which shall be in the City of Montgomery; and
(6) Any other matter relating to the authority which the applicants may choose to insert and which is not inconsistent with this chapter or the laws of the state.
(b) The application shall be subscribed and sworn to by each of the applicants before an officer authorized by the laws of the state to take acknowledgments to deeds. The Secretary of State shall examine the application, and if the Secretary of State finds that it substantially complies with the requirements of this section, he shall receive, file and record it in an appropriate book of records in his office.
(c) When the application has been made, filed and recorded as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the applicants shall constitute a corporation under the name stated in the application, and the Secretary of State shall make and issue to the applicants a certificate of incorporation pursuant to this chapter, under the Great Seal of the State, and shall record the certificate with the application. There shall be no fees paid to the Secretary of State for any work done in connection with the incorporation or dissolution of the authority.
Last modified: May 3, 2021