California Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 37601


The Legislature finds and declares that properties and structures of historical or architectural significance are an essential public resource and that it is necessary and essential that cities, counties, and cities and counties be authorized to make long-term, low-interest loans to finance the rehabilitation of properties of historic or architectural significance. Unless local agencies have the authority to provide loans for the rehabilitation of historic properties, many properties of historic or architectural significance will continue to deteriorate at an accelerated rate because loans from private sources are not sufficiently available for their rehabilitation. It shall be the policy of the state to preserve, protect, and restore the historical and architectural resources of the state.
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