§31-18D-8. Corporate powers.
The board has the power:

(1) To make loans or grants;

(2) To accept appropriations, gifts, grants, bequests and devises and to utilize or dispose of the same to carry out its corporate purposes. The board has the discretion to refuse any gift it considers inappropriate;

(3) To make and execute contracts, releases, compromises, agreements and other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers or to carry out its corporate purposes;

(4) To collect reasonable fees and charges in connection with making and servicing loans, notes, bonds, obligations, commitments and other evidences of indebtedness, and in connection with providing technical, consultative and project assistance services;

(5) To sue and be sued;

(6) To have a seal and alter the same at will;

(7) To hire its own employees and appoint officers and consultants as it considers advisable, and to fix their compensation and prescribe their duties;

(8) To acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property for its corporate purposes;

(9) To enter into agreements or other transactions with any federal or state agency, any person and any domestic or foreign partnership, corporation, association or organization;

(10) To acquire real property, or an interest in real property, in its own name, by purchase, transfer, bequest, gift or foreclosure, where appropriate or is necessary to protect any loan in which the board has an interest and to sell, transfer and convey any property to a buyer and, in the event that a sale, transfer or conveyance cannot be effected with reasonable promptness or at a reasonable price, to lease property to a tenant. Before any real property is transferred to the trust, the seller or donor must have clear title to the property. The board has the discretion to require that the seller or donor agree, in the terms of the transfer, that any liability for environmental defects on the property is not waived by the transfer and that the seller or donor indemnify the trust for any liability associated with activities that occurred or conditions that exist on the property. The board may require the transferor of the property to bear the costs of an environmental assessment of the property, conducted in a manner satisfactory to the board;

(11) To purchase or sell, at public or private sale, any mortgage or other negotiable instrument or obligation securing a loan;

(12) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property in such amounts, and from such insurers, as may be necessary or desirable;

(13) To consent, whenever it considers it necessary or desirable in the fulfillment of its corporate purpose, to the modification of the rate of interest, time of payment or any installment of principal or interest or any other terms, of an investment, loan, contract or agreement of any kind to which the board is a party;

(14) To establish training and educational programs to further the purposes of this article;

(15) To acquire, by purchase or otherwise, and to hold, transfer, sell, assign, pool or syndicate or participate in the syndication of, any loans, notes, mortgages, securities or debt instruments or other instruments evidencing loans or equity interests in or for the fostering, repairing, or providing affordable housing to the citizens of this state;

(16) The board has the authority to make, and from time to time, amend and repeal bylaws and rules not inconsistent with the provisions of this article; and

(17) To have and exercise all other general powers of a corporation in this state.