The Housing Authority is empowered to investigate housing conditions within the community and improve the same. The Housing Authority determines where unsafe or insanitary housing conditions exist; prepares and carries out the plans for housing projects and operates the same; and does all things necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes and provisions of the Housing Authorities Law set forth by State statute. The Housing Authority is comprised of five (5) commissioners. Commissioners are elected by the City Council for five-year staggered terms of office. Three (3) commissioners constitute a quorum.