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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 420
HOUSING
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F.S. 420.111
420.111 Housing Development Corporation of Florida; additional powers.In furtherance of its purposes and in addition to the powers now or hereafter conferred on business corporations by part I of chapter 607, the corporation shall, subject to the restrictions and limitations contained in this section, have the following powers:
(1) To elect, appoint, and employ officers, agents and employees and to make contracts and incur liabilities for any of the purposes of the corporation, except that the corporation may not incur any secondary liability by way of guaranty or endorsement of the obligations of any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, association, or trust, or in any other manner.
(2) To borrow money from its stockholders, other financial institutions, and state and federal agencies for any of the purposes of the corporation; to issue therefor its bonds, debentures, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, whether secured or unsecured, and to secure the same by mortgage, pledge, deed of trust, or other lien on its property, franchises, rights, and privileges of every kind and nature, or any part thereof or interest therein, without securing stockholder approval.
(3) To make loans to any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, association, or trust and to regulate the terms and conditions with respect to any such loans and the charges for interest and service connected therewith, provided subsidies may be in the form of below market interest rates or such other assistance as determined by the board with the concurrence of the applicable regulatory agencies governing the several stockholder industries.
(4) To purchase, receive, hold, lease, or otherwise acquire, and to sell, convey, transfer, lease, or otherwise dispose of, real and personal property, together with such rights and privileges as may be incidental and appurtenant thereto and the use thereof, including, but not restricted to, any real or personal property acquired by the corporation from time to time in the satisfaction of debts or enforcement of obligations.
(5) For the purposes of foreclosure, to acquire the good will, business, rights, real and personal property, and other assets, or any part thereof, or interest therein, of any persons, firms, corporations, joint-stock companies, associations or trusts, and to assume, undertake, or pay the obligations, debts and liabilities of any such person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, association or trust; to acquire improved or unimproved real estate for the purpose of constructing new housing or rehabilitation thereof; for the purposes of disposing of such real estate to others for the construction of housing or rehabilitation thereof; and to acquire, construct or reconstruct, alter, repair, maintain, operate, sell, convey, transfer, lease, or otherwise dispose of such housing, provided, however that nothing herein contained shall authorize the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or operation of any public lodging establishment as defined in chapter 509.
(6) To acquire, subscribe for, own, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise dispose of the stock, shares, bonds, debentures, notes, or other securities and evidences of interest in, or indebtedness of, any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, association, or trust, and, while the owner or holder thereof, to exercise all the rights, powers, and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon.
(7) To mortgage, pledge, or otherwise encumber any property, right, or thing of value, acquired pursuant to the powers contained in subsection (4), subsection (5), or subsection (6), as security for the payment of any part of the purchase price thereof.
(8) To cooperate with, and avail itself of the facilities of, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Economic Opportunity, and any other similar local, state, or Federal Government agency; and to cooperate with and assist, and otherwise encourage, organizations in the various communities of the state on the promotion, assistance, and development of the housing and economic welfare of such communities or of this state or any part thereof.
(9) To do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers expressly granted in this part.
History.s. 1, ch. 72-172; s. 5, ch. 79-9; s. 9, ch. 79-176; s. 45, ch. 81-167; s. 48, ch. 83-55; s. 35, ch. 83-216; s. 326, ch. 2011-142; s. 44, ch. 2014-209.