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DIVISION 31. HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE [50000 - 54034]

  ( Division 31 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610. )

PART 2. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [50400 - 50899.7]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 996. )

CHAPTER 12.5. California Home and Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere (Hope for California Program) [50835 - 50836.5]
  ( Chapter 12.5 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 879, Sec. 1. )

50835.
  

(a)  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(1)  In 1990, the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act was enacted by the Congress and President of the United States as Public Law 101-625. The act affirms as a national goal that every American family be able to afford a decent home in a suitable environment. The act authorizes fifty-two billion dollars ($52,000,000,000) of expenditures on housing and community development during federal fiscal years 1991 and 1992.

(2)  Titles II and IV of the National Affordable Housing Act enacted the HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs and the Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE) program, respectively. A requirement of the HOME and HOPE legislation is that a portion of the funding for each recipient project shall be matched by funds from nonfederal sources in order to carry out the homeownership program.

(b)  In enacting this chapter, it is therefore the intent of the Legislature to provide a mechanism for California to fulfill the nonfederal matching funds requirements.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 879, Sec. 1.)

50836.
  

(a)  Local government agencies may exempt, for a period of up to 20 years, from local taxes, fees, or assessments, any housing project owned or operated by a nonprofit entity, a for-profit entity, a limited equity cooperative, or any other entity which qualifies for, and receives, federal aid under either Title II or IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625).

(b)  Redevelopment agencies which use their non-low- and moderate-income funds to participate in funding projects which also receive funding pursuant to either Title II or IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625) shall include that activity in their annual reports prepared pursuant to Section 33080.1.

(c)  The California Housing Insurance Fund may use its resources to assist nonprofit corporations exempt from federal income taxes pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, redevelopment agencies, local finance agencies, and for-profit corporations which receive funding pursuant to either Title II or IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625).

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 879, Sec. 1.)

50836.5.
  

(a)  It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to assist the State of California in maximizing its participation in the HOME and HOPE programs.

(b)  Notwithstanding Section 33334.2, 33334.3, or any other provision of law:

(1)  To the extent there is a conflict between the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 33334.3 relating to the repayment of moneys loaned from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund and the regulations of the HOME and HOPE programs, the federal requirements shall prevail. This paragraph shall not apply to any other moneys received or administered by a redevelopment agency.

(2) A  redevelopment agency may not include moneys received pursuant to the HOME or HOPE programs in making a finding pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 33334.2.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 607, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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