A New York statute set up a public corporation with power to investigate and study housing conditions in the city, and to plan and carry out projects for the clearance of slums and the providing of housing accommodations for persons of low income. The corporation sought to condemn certain property owned by the defendant, who resisted the proceeding on the ground that the taking was not for a public use and therefore violative of the Fourteenth Amendment and a similar provision in the state constitution. Held, that the taking was for a public benefit and that therefore the constitutional limitation of "public use" was not violated. New York City Housing Authority v. Muller, 270 N. Y. 333, 1 N. E. (2d) 153 (1936).
EMINENT DOMAIN - SLUM CLEARANCE AND LOW-COST HOUSING PROGRAM AS PUBLIC USE,
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