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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  ( Division 31 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610.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 16. HOME Investment Partnerships Act [50896 - 50896.3]
  ( Chapter 16 added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 894, Sec. 1. )

50896.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:

(a) The Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-625) was enacted to reaffirm the long-established national commitment to decent, safe, and sanitary housing for every American.

(b) Title II of that law establishes the HOME Investment Partnership Act, otherwise referred to as HOME, to do all of the following:

(1) Expand the supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing with primary attention to low-income rental housing.

(2) Strengthen the abilities of states and local governments to design and implement affordable housing strategies.

(3) Provide both federal financial and technical assistance to support state and local efforts.

(c) HOME, as administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, allocates funds by formula among the eligible states and units of local government that shall use HOME funds to carry out multiyear housing strategies through acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of housing and tenant-based rental assistance.

(d) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to complement federal law and regulations by prescribing more precisely state priorities and procedures for expending the state’s allocation under the HOME program, providing technical assistance and coordination of HOME activities within the State of California, and maximizing and fully utilizing all financial resources for housing.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 409. Effective January 1, 2007.)

50896.1.
  

The Department of Housing and Community Development shall be the state agency responsible for both of the following:

(a) The administration of the state’s allocation of HOME funds in accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, federal regulations, and this chapter.

(b) The provision of technical assistance and coordination of the HOME activities as may be requested by local governments or community housing development organizations receiving allocations of HOME funds.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 410. Effective January 1, 2007.)

50896.2.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “HOME” means the HOME Investment Partnership Act as enacted in Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.

(b) “Local agency,” as defined in Section 50077, shall also mean “units of local government,” as defined in Section 92.2, Subpart A of Part 92 of Subtitle A of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(c) “Community housing development organizations” means the nonprofit organizations described in Section 92.300, Subpart G of Part 92 of Subtitle A of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(d) “Housing sponsor” shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 50074.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 411. Effective January 1, 2007.)

50896.3.
  

(a)  All HOME funds made available to the state shall be allocated by the department for the purposes specified in HOME in accordance with the following provisions:

(1)  The department may allocate state HOME funds to local agencies that do not meet the threshold entitlement in an amount not to exceed the difference between the computed entitlement and the threshold.

(2)  The department may allocate HOME funds, in an amount determined by the department, to any local agency that does not receive a formula allocation.

(3)  The department may allocate HOME funds to housing sponsors who are eligible to participate and meet the standards required in the housing programs authorized by Part 2 (commencing with Section 50400) of this division.

(b)  The department shall, on or before January 15, 1994, adopt regulations which set forth procedures and program standards, for the combined use of HOME and state funds, that are compatible and consistent with both federal and state law.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 198, Sec. 4. Effective July 18, 1994.)

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