Q What is the authority for a municipality to provide FEMA trailers as homes for its citizens and locate them on real estate owned by a local housing authority?

A A municipality has no authority to establish a housing program/area for its residents, as that authority is vested in the municipal housing authority under Section 43-33-11. In addition, the Attorney General has consistently opined that, in order to avoid an unlawful donation, a municipality must receive fair market value when it disposes of surplus personal property. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Perkins, dated February 1, 2012)