HB 2261

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C 42 L 18

Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Concerning housing authorities.

Sponsors: Representatives MacEwen, Santos, Young and Griffey.

House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs

Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections


When a city or county adopts a resolution declaring a need for a housing authority, a board of commissioners is appointed. The powers of a housing authority are vested in the board of commissioners. Commissioners are not paid for their services.

Any ''state public body'' may, within the area in which it is authorized to act, cooperate in the planning, undertaking, construction, or operation of housing projects. Some specific examples of the type of cooperation a state public body may provide include the following:

A ''state public body'' includes the state and any city, town, county, municipal corporation, commission, district, authority, or other subdivision or public body within the state.


A state public body may provide monetary, in-kind, or other support specifically to a board of commissioners of a housing authority to aid such board in carrying out the board's duties or powers. However, a state public body may not provide such support in the form of compensation to commissioners for their services on a board.

Votes on Final Passage:








June 7, 2018