55:18-2. Title in municipality to realty with residential or nonresidential structure; determinations of feasibility of conversion or rehabilitation; authorization to lease and subordinate interest to mortgage
When a municipality holds title to any lot, parcel, or tract of real property that includes a residential or nonresidential structure, if the municipal governing body determines that:
a. The structure if nonresidential cannot in the foreseeable future be put to economically feasible use in its intended purpose; or if residential, requires rehabilitation to provide safe, sanitary and decent housing accommodations; and
b. The property is not needed for public use by the municipality; and
c. Conversion of the nonresidential structure to a residential structure, or rehabilitation of the residential structure, would be practicable and would help to meet a need within the municipality for housing for persons of low to moderate income; then the municipal governing body may (1) lease the property and structure to a housing corporation or resident first-time homebuyer under terms requiring the lessee to undertake such rehabilitation or conversion and to maintain and operate the converted property for residential purposes in accordance with the provisions of this act and of the lease made under authority of this act and (2) subordinate the municipal interest in the property and structure to any mortgage provided pursuant to financing the rehabilitation or conversion of the structure.
L.1983, c. 335, s. 2, eff. Sept. 2, 1983.
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