Housing project means any work or undertaking to be financed in whole or in part by the federal government or a state public body or to which the federal government or a state public body extends assistance by supplying all or part of the labor, by guaranteeing the payment of liens, by providing financing through the issuance of its debt obligations, or otherwise, for any one or a combination of the following purposes:
To demolish, clear, or remove buildings from any slum area. Such work or undertaking may embrace the adaptation of the area to public purposes, including parks or other recreational or community purposes.
To provide decent, safe, and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations for persons of low income and persons and households eligible for housing assistance pursuant to Section 34312.3. Such work or undertaking may include buildings, land, equipment, facilities, and other real or personal property for necessary, convenient, or desirable appurtenances, streets, sewers, water service, parks, site preparation, gardening, administrative, community, health, recreational, educational, welfare, or other purposes.
Housing projects also includes the planning of the buildings and improvements, the acquisition of property, the demolition of existing structures, the construction, reconstruction, alteration, and repair of the improvements, and all other work in connection therewith.
For the purposes of this section, state public body means the state, any city, county, city and county, borough, commission, district, authority, or other subdivision or public body of the state, including any housing authority.