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  ( Division 31 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610.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


  ( Heading of Part 3 amended (as amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 94) by Stats. 2000, Ch. 471, Sec. 17.5. )

CHAPTER 3. Financial Provisions [51000 - 51007]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610. )


The California Housing Finance Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury.

Construction loan funds may be transferred to the construction lender or to the contractor as necessary to meet draws for progress payments pursuant to rules and regulations of the agency.

Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all money in the fund is hereby continuously appropriated to the agency for carrying out the purposes of this part, and, notwithstanding Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 12850) of Part 2.5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, or the provisions of Sections 11032 and 11033 of the Government Code, and except as provided in this part, expenditure of the fund shall not be subject to the supervision or approval of any other officer or division of state government. However, the agency’s budget shall be reviewed as provided in Section 50913. The agency may pledge any or all of the moneys in the fund as security for payment of the principal of, and interest on, and redemption premiums on, bonds issued pursuant to this part, and, for that purpose or as necessary or convenient to the accomplishment of any other purpose of the agency, may divide the fund into separate accounts. All moneys accruing to the agency pursuant to this part from whatever source shall be deposited in the fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1034, Sec. 21.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as provided in Section 51000.3, no officer or division of state government shall transfer any sums of money from any fund or account of the agency, except as may be ordered or authorized by either of the following:

(a)  The executive director of the agency or his or her designee.

(b)  The designated trustee, pursuant to authority contained in appropriate adopted resolutions pertaining to notes or bonds issued by the agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 471, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 2001.)


Section 51000.1 does not supersede any provision of Article 2 (commencing with Section 11270) of Chapter 3 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1115.)


Upon cessation of all agency operations and settlement of all obligations and debts, all assets of the California Housing Finance Agency, including those in all accounts and funds of the agency, whether established by statute or otherwise, shall revert to the General Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 997.)


Pursuant to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular assets, revenues, or moneys, the agency may create separate accounts in the fund to manage assets, revenues, or moneys in the manner set forth in such agreements.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610.)


Subject to any agreements with holders of particular bonds, revenue derived pursuant to this part from property improvement loans and mortgage loans shall be deposited in a special account, which shall be used exclusively for the amortization of debt and the protection of the underlying security, until current debt service and reserves are funded.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 1207.)


The agency shall, from time to time, direct the Treasurer to invest moneys in the fund which are not required for its current needs, including proceeds from the sale of any bonds, in any eligible securities specified in Section 16430 of the Government Code which the agency shall designate. The agency may direct the Treasurer to invest the moneys by entering into repurchase agreements or reverse repurchase agreements, which, for purposes of this section, shall mean agreements for the purchase or sale of eligible securities pursuant to which the seller or buyer agrees to repurchase or sell back the securities on or before a specified date and for a specified amount. The agency may direct the Treasurer to invest the moneys in investment agreements with corporations, financial institutions, or national associations within the United States which are rated by a nationally recognized rating service within the top three ratings of the service. For purposes of this section, investment agreements shall mean any agreement for the investment of moneys in the fund whether at fixed or variable interest rates, and may include, but not be limited to, repurchase agreements, notes, uncollateralized time deposits and certificates of deposit. The agency may direct the Treasurer to deposit moneys in interest-bearing accounts in state or national banks or other financial institutions having principal offices in this state.

Subject to any agreement with holders of particular bonds, in furtherance of the provisions of Section 51373, and to the extent permitted by law, the agency may also invest moneys of the fund in obligations or financial institutions as are permitted by board resolution. The agency may alternatively require the transfer of moneys in the fund to the Surplus Money Investment Fund for investment pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 16470) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

All interest or other increment resulting from such investment or deposit shall be deposited in the fund, notwithstanding Section 16305.7 of the Government Code. Moneys in the fund shall not be subject to transfer to any other fund pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, excepting the Surplus Money Investment Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1034, Sec. 22.)


The agency may utilize moneys which may be appropriated to the fund from time to time by the Legislature for effectuating its purposes, including, but not limited to, the establishment of reserves or contingency funds to be available for payments on the principal, interest, redemption premium, and sinking funds of any bonds of the agency and the direct payment of principal, interest, redemption premium, and sinking funds on the bonds of the agency.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1034, Sec. 23.)


On or before May 1 of each year, commencing in 1980, the agency shall submit to the Legislature and the Governor, an annual plan for using its revenue bonding authority for the succeeding fiscal year consistent with meeting the legislative goals and requirements for the agency, including requirements relating to units made available in each of its programs or proposed programs for low and very low income households, the allocations between elderly and family households, and requirements relating to units for new construction and substantial rehabilitation. The agency shall review and update each annual plan on a quarterly basis. The agency’s ability to implement the plan shall be reported in the annual report required by Section 51005.

(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 960.)


(a) The agency shall, by December 31 of each year, submit an annual report of its activities under this division for the preceding year to the Governor, the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services and Housing, the Director of Housing and Community Development, the Treasurer, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Legislative Analyst, and the Legislature. The report shall set forth a complete operating and financial statement of the agency during the concluded fiscal year. The report shall specify the number of units assisted, the distribution of units among the metropolitan, nonmetropolitan, and rural areas of the state, and shall contain a summary of statistical data relative to the incomes of households occupying assisted units, the monthly rentals charged to occupants of rental housing developments, and the sales prices of residential structures purchased during the previous fiscal year by persons or families of low or moderate income. The report shall also include a statement of accomplishment during the previous year with respect to the agency’s progress, priorities, and affirmative action efforts. The agency shall specifically include in its report on affirmative action goals, statistical data on the numbers and percentages of minority sponsors, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, attorneys, mortgage bankers or other lenders, insurance agents, and managing agents.

(b) The report shall also include specific information evaluating the extent to which the programs administered by the agency have attained the statutory objectives of the agency, including, but not limited to, (1) the primary purpose of the agency in meeting the housing needs of persons and families of low or moderate income pursuant to Section 50950, (2) the occupancy requirements for very low income households established pursuant to Sections 50951 and 51226, (3) the elderly and orthopedic disability occupancy requirements established pursuant to Section 51230, (4) the use of surplus moneys pursuant to Section 51007, (5) the metropolitan, nonmetropolitan, and rural goals established pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 50952, (6) the California Statewide Housing Plan, as required by Section 50154, (7) the statistical and other information developed and maintained pursuant to Section 51610, (8) the number of manufactured housing units assisted by the agency, (9) information with respect to the proceeds derived from the issuance of bonds or securities and any interest or other increment derived from the investment of bonds or securities, and the uses for which those proceeds or increments are being made as provided for in Section 51365, including the amount by which each fund balance exceeds indenture requirements, (10) any recommendations described in subdivision (d), (11) any recommendations described in Section 51227, (12) the revenue bonding authority plan adopted pursuant to Section 51004.5, (13) the statistical and other information required to be provided pursuant to Section 50156, (14) an analysis of the agency’s compliance with the targeting requirements of subsection (d) of Section 142 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Sec. 142) with respect to any issue of bonds subject to those requirements under Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Sec. 103), including the numbers of rental units subject to this reporting requirement by categories based on the number of bedrooms per unit, and (15) the statistical and other information relating to congregate housing for the elderly pursuant to Section 51218.

The agency may, at its option, include the information required by this section in a single document or may separately report the statistical portion of the information in a supplement appended to its annual report. This statistical supplement shall be distributed with copies of the agency’s annual report, but need not be provided to bond rating agencies, underwriters, investors, developers, or financial institutions.

(c) The agency shall cause an audit of its books and accounts with respect to its activities under this division to be made at least once during each fiscal year by an independent certified public accountant and the agency shall be subject to audit by the Department of Finance not more often than once each fiscal year.

(d) The agency shall assess any obstacles or problems that it has encountered in meeting its mandate to serve nonmetropolitan and rural metropolitan areas, and recommend legislative and administrative solutions to overcome these obstacles or problems. The agency shall separately assess its progress in meeting the rehabilitation needs of rural areas and the new construction needs of rural areas, and separately assess its progress as to single and multifamily units. The agency shall include in its report a quantification and evaluation of its progress in meeting the housing needs of communities of various sizes in rural areas.

(e) By December 1 of each fiscal year, the agency shall ascertain that not less than 25 percent of the total units financed by mortgage loans during the preceding 12 months pursuant to this part were made available to very low income households. If the agency finds that these very low income occupancy goals have not been met, the agency shall immediately notify the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the Senate Committee on Rules, and shall recommend legislation or other action as may be required to make (1) at least 25 percent of the units so available, and (2) at least 25 percent of the units thereafter financed so available. In housing developments for which the agency provides a construction loan but not a mortgage loan, the agency shall report annually on the percentage of units projected to be made available for occupancy and actually occupied by lower income households.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 957, Sec. 12. (SB 1078) Effective January 1, 2019.)


The executive director of the agency shall immediately certify in writing to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Senate Rules Committee, and the Governor, if the agency is notified by the trustee in writing that moneys of the agency will not be sufficient to meet principal payments, sinking fund payments, and interest payments on bonds authorized under this part and to restore and maintain necessary bond reserve funds. However, certification pursuant to this section need not be made unless this insufficiency will result in an event of default under the respective bond resolution authorizing the bonds.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1034, Sec. 25.)


Subject to any agreements with holders of particular bonds, all moneys available for carrying out the purposes of this part and declared by the agency to be surplus moneys which are not required to service or retire bonds issued on behalf of the agency, pay administrative expenses of the agency, accumulate necessary operating or loss reserves, or repay loans to the agency from the General Fund shall be used by the agency, with respect to existing housing developments, to provide special interest reduction programs, financial assistance for housing developments or subsidies for occupants or owners thereof, or counseling programs, as authorized by this division.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610.)

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