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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 24. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING [33000 - 37964]

  ( Heading of Division 24 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1137. )
  

PART 8. PUBLIC HOUSING ELECTION IMPLEMENTATION LAW [37000 - 37002]

  ( Part 8 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1339. )
  
37001.  

The term “low-rent housing project,” as defined in Section 1 of Article XXXIV of the California Constitution, does not apply to any development composed of urban or rural dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations, that meets any one of the following criteria:

(a)  (1)  The development is privately owned housing, receiving no ad valorem property tax exemption, other than exemptions granted pursuant to subdivision (f) or (g) of Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, not fully reimbursed to all taxing entities; and (2) not more than 49 percent of the dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations of the development may be occupied by persons of low income.

(b)  The development is privately owned housing, is not exempt from ad valorem taxation by reason of any public ownership, and is not financed with direct long-term financing from a public body.

(c)  The development is intended for owner-occupancy, which may include a limited equity housing cooperative as defined in Section 50076.5, or cooperative or condominium ownership, rather than for rental-occupancy.

(d)  The development consists of newly constructed, privately owned, one-to-four family dwellings not located on adjoining sites.

(e)  The development consists of existing dwelling units leased by the state public body from the private owner of these dwelling units.

(f)  The development consists of the rehabilitation, reconstruction, improvement or addition to, or replacement of, dwelling units of a previously existing low-rent housing project, or a project previously or currently occupied by lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5.

(g)  The development consists of the acquisition, rehabilitation, reconstruction, improvement, or any combination thereof, of a rental housing development which, prior to the date of the transaction to acquire, rehabilitate, reconstruct, improve, or any combination thereof, was subject to a contract for federal or state public body assistance for the purpose of providing affordable housing for low-income households and maintains, or enters into, a contract for federal or state public body assistance for the purpose of providing affordable housing for low-income households.

(h) The development consists of the acquisition, rehabilitation, reconstruction, alterations work, or any combination thereof, of lodging facilities or dwelling units using moneys received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136).

(Amended by Stats. 2020, Ch. 15, Sec. 6. (AB 83) Effective June 29, 2020.)