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§ 1663. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 18. Housing (Refs & Annos)
Housing and Redevelopment Assistance Law (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 1663
§ 1663. Definitions
The following words, terms and phrases, where used or referred to in this act, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
(a) “Aggregate Income,” the total annual income of all occupants of a rental unit, less an exemption of one hundred dollars ($100) for each minor occupying the rental unit or receiving his main support from the lessee. Of such total annual income not more than ten per cent shall be interest or income from capital investments.
(b) “Department,” the Department of Commerce of the Commonwealth.1
(c) “Housing Project” or “Project,” any work or undertaking initiated pursuant to section 4(a) of this act2 to provide decent, safe and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for persons of limited income. Such work or undertaking may include acquisition of land and its clearance, building construction and the necessary equipment, facilities and other property or rights, including convenient or desirable appurtenances, streets, sewers, water services, parks, site preparation, gardening, for administrative, community, health, recreational, educational, welfare or other purposes. The term “Housing Project” or “Project” may be applied to the planning of the buildings and improvements, the acquisition of property, the demolition of existing structures, the construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of existing improvements, and all other work in connection therewith.
(d) “Net Rental,” annual rent per dwelling unit, not including the value or cost of water, electricity, refrigeration, or heating and cooking fuels.
(e) “Redevelopment Authority,” a public body corporate and politic, organized and existing by virtue of the Urban Redevelopment Law, the act of May twenty-four, one thousand nine hundred forty-five (Pamphlet Laws 991).3
(f) “Veteran,” a person who has served in the active military or naval service of the United States at any time on or after September sixteen, one thousand nine hundred forty, and prior to July twenty-six, one thousand nine hundred forty-seven, and who shall have been discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. “Families of Veterans,” shall include the families of persons who died as the result of service in the armed forces of the United States between the above mentioned dates.
(g) “Redevelopment,” any work or undertaking of a redevelopment authority created pursuant to the Urban Redevelopment Law of this Commonwealth, including comprehensive programs for the development of entire sections or neighborhoods.
(h) “Municipality,” any county, city, borough, incorporated town or township.


1949, May 20, P.L. 1633, § 3. Reenacted and amended 1956, April 12, P.L. (1955) 1449, § 1. Amended 1967, Nov. 24, P.L. 541, No. 265, § 3.


Now Department of Community and Economic Development; see 71 P.S. §§ 751-10, 1709.301.
35 P.S. § 1664.
35 P.S. § 1701 et seq.
35 P.S. § 1663, PA ST 35 P.S. § 1663
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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