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The Legislature finds and declares that decent housing and genuine employment opportunities for all the people of this state are vital to the state's future peace and prosperity, for all of the following reasons:
  (a) Hazardous, congested, and insanitary housing debilitates occupants' health to the point of impairing motivation and achievement.
  (b) Lack of employment opportunity creates despair and frustration which may precipitate violence.
  (c) Unfit housing and lack of employment opportunity depend on each other to perpetuate a system of dependency and hopelessness which drains the state of its valuable financial and human resources.
The Legislature further finds and declares that a fundamental purpose of redevelopment is to expand the supply of low- and moderate-income housing, to expand employment opportunities for jobless, underemployed, and low-income persons, and to provide an environment for the social, economic, and psychological growth and well-being of all citizens.