(310 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 152)
    Sec. 2. It is hereby declared that congested and unsanitary housing conditions which exist in certain areas of the state in low-priced dwellings are a menace to the health, safety, morals, welfare and reasonable comfort of the citizens of the state. The correction of these conditions in such areas being now otherwise impossible, it is essential that provision be made to encourage the investment of funds at low interest rates, the acquisition at fair prices of adequate parcels of land, the gradual demolition of existing unsanitary and unsafe housing and the construction of new housing facilities under public supervision, with proper standards of sanitation and safety, and at a cost which will permit monthly rentals or charges which wage-earners can afford to pay, and not in excess of the rates hereinafter provided.
    Therefore, there are created and authorized the agencies and instrumentalities hereinafter prescribed, which are declared to be the agencies and instrumentalities of the state for the purpose of attaining the ends herein recited.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 396.)