The authority has all of the general powers needed to carry out its purposes and duties, and exercise its specific powers, including but not limited to the power to:
1. Issue its negotiable bonds and notes as provided in sections 16.26 to 16.30 in order to finance its programs.
2. Sue and be sued in its own name.
3. Have and alter a corporate seal.
4. Make and alter bylaws for its management consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
5. Make and execute agreements, contracts and other instruments, with any public or private entity. All political subdivisions, public housing agencies, other public agencies and state departments and agencies may enter into contracts and otherwise co-operate with the authority.
6. Acquire, hold, improve, mortgage, lease and dispose of real and personal property, including, but not limited to, the power to sell at public or private sale, with or without public bidding, any such property, mortgage loan, or other obligation held by it.
7. Procure insurance against any loss in connection with its operations and property interests.
8. Fix and collect fees and charges for its services.
9. Subject to an agreement with bondholders or noteholders, invest or deposit moneys of the authority in a manner determined by the authority, notwithstanding chapter 12B or 12C.
10. Accept appropriations, gifts, grants, loans, or other aid from public or private entities. A record of all gifts or grants, stating the type, amount and donor, shall be clearly set out in the authority's annual report along with the record of other receipts.
11. Provide technical assistance and counseling related to the authority's purposes, to public and private entities.
12. In cooperation with other local, state or federal governmental agencies, conduct research studies, develop estimates of unmet housing needs, and gather and compile data useful to facilitate decision making.
13. Cooperate in development of, and initiate housing demonstration projects.
14. Contract with architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants, housing construction and finance experts, and other advisors. However, the authority may enter into contracts or agreements for such services with local, state or federal governmental agencies.
15. Through the title guaranty division, make and issue title guaranties on Iowa real property in a form acceptable to the secondary market, to fix and collect the charges for the guaranties and to procure reinsurance against any loss in connection with the guaranties.
16. Provide moneys to the shelter assistance fund created in section 15.349.
17. Make, alter and repeal rules consistent with the provisions of this chapter, and subject to chapter 17A.
[C77, 79, 81, § 220.5]
84 Acts, ch 1230, § 2; 85 Acts, ch 252, §28
C93, § 16.5
97 Acts, ch 201, §17
Referred to in § 16.123, 403A.3, 533.16
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