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   I. In the operation or management of housing projects an authority shall at all times observe the following duties with respect to rentals and tenant selection: (a) it may rent or lease the dwelling accommodations therein only to persons of low income and at rentals within the financial reach of such persons of low income; (b) it may rent or lease to a tenant dwelling accommodations consisting of the number of rooms (but no greater number) which it deems necessary to provide safe and sanitary accommodations to the proposed occupants thereof, without overcrowding; and (c) it shall not accept any person as a tenant in any housing project if the person or persons who would occupy the dwelling accommodations have, at the time of admission, an aggregate annual net income, less an exemption of $100 for each minor member of the family other than the head of the family and his spouse, in excess of 5 times the annual rental of the quarters to be furnished such person or persons; in computing the rental for this purpose of admitting tenants, there shall be included in the rental the average annual cost (as determined by the authority) to occupants of heat, water, electricity, gas, cooking fuel and other necessary services or facilities, whether or not the charge for such services and facilities is in fact included in the rental; provided, that an authority may agree to conditions as to tenant eligibility or preferences required by the federal government pursuant to federal law in any contract for financial assistance with the authority.
   II. Nothing contained in this section or in RSA 203:9 shall be construed as limiting the power of an authority, with respect to a housing project, to vest in an obligee the right, in the event of a default by the authority, to take possession thereof or cause the appointment of a receiver thereof, free from all the restrictions imposed by this section or RSA 203:9.
   III. When an individual applies for Section 8 rental assistance or other public housing assistance, a housing authority shall provide the individual with application forms and information about the Link-Up New Hampshire and Lifeline Telephone Assistance programs, shall offer to assist the individual to apply for these programs, and shall provide such assistance.

Source. 1941, 222:10. RL 169:10. 1950, 2:2, eff. May 16, 1950. 2007, 263:171, eff. July 1, 2007.