53. Any municipality may, by by-law, adopt a housing program prepared under section 51.
The Société must approve or reject every programme submitted to it by a municipality; it shall not approve such a programme unless the latter provides, to the satisfaction of the Société, that suitable lodgings will be made available to the persons deprived of lodging by reason of the carrying out of the programme, taking into account their income and that dwellings are to be made accessible for the handicapped, within the meaning of the Act to secure the handicapped in the exercise of their rights; if the Société rejects the programme, it must state the reasons for its decision and give notice thereof to the municipality.
The municipality may, with the authorization of the Corporation, amend by by-law the housing program submitted for approval to the Corporation and upon which the Corporation has not yet adjudicated; the municipality shall then send a copy of such by-law forthwith to the Corporation.
The approval of a housing program by the Corporation must be confirmed by the Government on the recommendation of the Conseil du trésor before it may begin to be carried out.
1966-67, c. 55, s. 52; 1974, c. 49, s. 18; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1978, c. 7, s. 98.