Article 1. General Definitions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 24. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 1.
This part may be cited as the Community Redevelopment Law.
The definitions and general provisions contained in this
article govern the construction of this part, unless the context
"Community" means a city, county, city and county, or Indian
tribe, band, or group which is incorporated or which otherwise
exercises some local governmental powers.
"Agency" means a redevelopment agency created by this part
or its predecessor, or a legislative body which has elected to
exercise the powers granted to an agency by this part.
"Public body" means the State, or any city, county,
district, authority, or any other subdivision or public body of the
"State" includes any state agency or instrumentality.
"Federal government" means the United States or any of its
agencies or instrumentalities.
"Legislative body" means the city council, board of
supervisors, or other legislative body of the community.
"Planning commission" means a planning agency established
pursuant to law or charter.
"Obligee" includes any bondholder, his trustee, any lessor
demising to the agency property used in connection with a project
area or any assignee of all or part of his interest, and the federal
government when it is a party to any contract with the agency.
"Redevelopment project" means any undertaking of an agency
pursuant to this part.
"Department" means the Department of Housing and Community
"Director" means the Director of Housing and Community
"Small housing project" means real property containing or
proposed to contain a separate residential structure having not more
than four dwelling units and which is owned by an agency and proposed
to be conveyed to persons and families of low or moderate income or
to private parties pursuant to an agreement with an agency to develop
or maintain the residential structure which is proposed to be
restricted by a recorded instrument for the use and occupancy of
persons and families of low or moderate income for a period of not
less than 30 years, or to the term otherwise provided by law, and
which meets either of the following criteria:
(a) The real property is owned by an agency and one or more of the
dwelling units therein are proposed to be restricted for the use and
occupancy of persons or families to whom the agency is obligated to
provide relocation assistance under Chapter 16 (commencing with
Section 7260) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code or for
persons and families of low or moderate income.
(b) The real property is owned by the agency and is proposed to be
conveyed to persons and families of low or moderate income or
developed for rental by private parties (nonprofit or otherwise)
pursuant to an agreement with the redevelopment agency.