United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jan 17, 2021
For purposes of this subchapter:
The term “eligible low-income housing” means any housing financed by a loan or mortgage—
insured or held by the Secretary and bears interest at a rate determined under the proviso of section 1715l(d)(5) of this title;
insured, assisted, or held by the Secretary or a State or State agency under section 1715z–1 of this title; or
held by the Secretary and formerly insured under a program referred to in clause (i), (ii), or (iii); and
that, under regulation or contract in effect before
February 5, 1988, is or will within 24 months become eligible for prepayment without prior approval of the Secretary.
The term “Federal cost limit” means, for any eligible low-income housing, the amount determined under section 4105(a) of this title.
The term “low-income affordability restrictions” means limits imposed by regulation or regulatory agreement on tenant rents, rent contributions, or income eligibility in eligible low-income housing.
The terms “low-income families or persons” and “very low-income families or persons” mean families or persons whose incomes do not exceed the respective levels established for low-income families and very low-income families, respectively, under section 1437a(b)(2) of title 42.
The term “moderate-income families or persons” means families or persons whose incomes are between 80 percent and 95 percent of the median income for the area, as determined by the Secretary with adjustments for smaller and larger families.
The term “nonprofit organization” means any private, nonprofit organization that—
is organized or chartered under State or local laws;
has no part of its net earnings inuring to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual;
complies with standards of financial accountability acceptable to the Secretary; and
has among its principal purposes significant activities related to the provision of decent housing that is affordable to very low-, low-, and moderate-income families.
The term “owner” means the current or subsequent owner or owners of eligible low-income housing.
The term “preservation equity” means, for any eligible low-income housing—
for purposes of determining the authorized return under section 4104(a) of this title and providing incentives to extend the low-income affordability restrictions on the housing under section 4109 of this title—
the preservation value of the housing determined under section 4103(b)(1) of this title; less
any debt secured by the property; and
for purposes of determining incentives under section 1
4110 and 4111 of this title and determining the amount of an acquisition loan under the provisions of section 1715z–6(f)(3) 2
1So in original. Probably should be “sections”.
of this title—
2See References in Text note below.
the preservation value of the housing determined under section 4103(b)(2) of this title; less
the outstanding balance of the federally-assisted mortgage or mortgages for the housing.
The term “preservation value” means, for any eligible low-income housing, the applicable value determined under paragraph (1) or (2) of section 4103(b) of this title.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The term “resident council” means any incorporated nonprofit organization or association that—
is representative of the residents of the housing;
adopts written procedures providing for the election of officers on a regular basis; and
has a democratically elected governing board, elected by the residents of the housing.
cite as: 12 USC 4119