As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
(1) AUTHORITY. The Alabama Indian Housing Authority.
(2) COMMISSION. The Alabama Indian Affairs Commission created under Sections 41-9-708 to 41-9-717, inclusive.
(3) INDIAN AREAS. Any area within the state which is situated outside the corporate boundaries of cities or towns existing at the time of passage of the legislation, unless those cities and towns are designated by AIAC (Alabama Indian Affairs Commission) as being areas where significant Indian population exists, and which have been determined and designated formally by the AIAC to be areas which both:
a. Are considered historically to be inhabited by Indians.
b. Are areas where Indian families are not presently being served by existing housing authorities.
(4) PROJECT. Any low-rent housing hereafter developed or acquired by the authority with financial assistance of the United States of America acting through the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.