2. As used in this act:
a. "Authority" means any public body created pursuant to the "county improvement authorities law," P.L.1960, c.183 (C.40:37A-44 et seq.).
b. "Bonds, bond anticipation notes and other notes and obligations," or "bonds, bond anticipation notes or other notes or obligations" mean any bonds, notes, debentures or other evidences of financial indebtedness issued by the authority pursuant to this act.
c. "Family" means two or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption who live or expect to live together as a single household in the same dwelling unit; provided, however, that any individual who (1) has attained retirement age as defined in section 216a of the Federal Social Security Act, or (2) is under a disability as defined in section 223 of that act, or (3) is the surviving member of a family whose other members died during occupancy of a housing project, shall be considered as a family for purposes of permitting continued occupancy of the dwelling unit occupied by such family. The authority may provide by rule or regulation that any other individual not specified in this subsection shall be considered as a family for the purpose of this subsection.
d. "Family of low and moderate income" means a family (1) whose income is too low to compete successfully in the normal rental or mutual housing market, and (2) whose gross aggregate family income does not exceed the limits established under this act.
e. "Gross aggregate family income" means the total annual income of all members of a family, from whatever source derived, including, but not limited to, pension, annuity, retirement and social security benefits; except that the authority may, by rule or regulation, exclude therefrom: (1) such reasonable allowances for dependents, (2) such reasonable allowances for medical expenses, (3) all or any part of the earnings of any family members below the age of 18 years, or of any other family members, other than the chief wage earner, (4) such income as is not received regularly by any family member, or (5) any two or more such items.
f. "Housing project" or "project" means any work or undertaking, whether new construction or rehabilitation, which is designed for the primary purpose of providing decent, safe and sanitary dwelling units for families of low and moderate income in need of housing, including any buildings, land, equipment, facilities, or other real or personal properties, such as streets, sewers, utilities, parks, site preparation, landscaping, stores, offices, and administrative, community, health, recreational, educational and welfare facilities, all as determined by the authority to be necessary, convenient or desirable appurtenances to improve or enhance the housing project and the neighborhood or area in which the housing project is located.
g. "Municipality" means any municipality located within the county wherein the authority has been established or within any beneficiary county.
h. "Mutual housing" means a housing project operated or to be operated upon completion of construction or rehabilitation exclusively for the benefit of the families of moderate income who are entitled to occupancy by reason of ownership of stock in the qualified housing sponsor, or as a co-owner in a horizontal property regime pursuant to the "Horizontal Property Act," P.L.1963, c.168 (C.46:8A-1 et seq.) or as a condominium unit owner pursuant to the "Condominium Act," P.L.1969, c.257 (C.46:8B-1 et seq.); provided, however, the authority may adopt rules and regulations permitting a reasonable percentage of space in such project to be rented for residential or for commercial use.
i. "Project cost" means the sum total of all costs incurred in the development of a housing project, which are approved by the authority as reasonable and necessary, less any and all net rents and other net revenues received from the operation of the real and personal property on the project site during construction. Costs shall include, but are not necessarily limited to: (1) cost of land acquisition and any buildings thereon, (2) cost of site preparation, demolition and development, (3) architect, engineer, legal, authority and other fees paid or payable in connection with the planning, execution and financing of the project, (4) cost of necessary studies, surveys, plans and permits, (5) insurance, interest, financing, tax and assessment costs and other operating and carrying costs during construction, (6) cost of construction, reconstruction, fixtures, and equipment related to the real property, (7) cost of land improvements, (8) necessary expenses in connection with initial occupancy of the project, (9) a reasonable profit or fee to the builder and developer, (10) an allowance established by the authority for working capital and contingency reserves, and reserves for any anticipated operating deficits during the first two years of occupancy, and (11) the cost of such other items, including tenant relocation, as the authority shall determine to be reasonable and necessary for the development of the project.
All project costs shall be subject to approval and audit by the authority. The authority may adopt rules and regulations specifying in detail the types and categories of costs which shall be allowable if actually incurred in the construction or reconstruction of a housing project.
j. "Qualified housing sponsor" means: (1) any housing corporation heretofore qualified under the provisions of the "Limited-Dividend Nonprofit Housing Corporations or Associations Law," P.L.1949, c.184 (C.55:16-1 et seq.), repealed by P.L.1991, c.431, (2) any urban renewal corporation or association heretofore qualified under the provisions of the "Urban Renewal Corporation and Association Law of 1961," P.L.1961, c.40 (C.40:55C-40 et seq.), repealed by P.L.1991, c.431, or any urban renewal nonprofit corporation or association heretofore qualified under the provisions of the "Urban Renewal Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1965," P.L.1965, c.95 (C.40:55C-77 et seq.), repealed by P.L.1991, c.431, which has as one of its purposes the construction, rehabilitation or operation of housing projects, (3) any general corporation formed under the provisions of Title 14 of the Revised Statutes or Title 14A of the New Jersey Statutes, which has as one of its purposes the construction, rehabilitation or operation of housing projects, (4) any corporation or association organized not for profit under the provisions of Title 15 of the Revised Statutes or any other law of this State, which has as one of its purposes the construction, rehabilitation or operation of housing projects, (5) any horizontal property regime formed under the "Horizontal Property Act," P.L.1963, c.168 (C.46:8A-1 et seq.) or any condominium formed under the "Condominium Act," P.L.1969, c.257 (C.46:8B-1 et seq.), which has as one of its purposes the construction, rehabilitation or operation of housing projects, and (6) any individual, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture or other association, including a partnership, limited partnership, joint venture or association in which the authority is a general or limited partner or participant, approved by the authority as qualified to own, construct, rehabilitate, operate, manage and maintain a housing project.
k. "Required minimum capital reserve" means the reserve amount required to be maintained in each housing finance fund under the provisions of this act.
l. "Amortized value" means for securities purchased at a premium above or a discount below par, the value as of any given date obtained by dividing the total amount of the premium or the discount at which such securities were purchased by the number of days remaining to maturity on such securities at the time of such purchase and by multiplying the amount so calculated by the number of days having passed from the date of such purchase; and (1) in the case of securities purchased at a premium, by deducting the product thus obtained from the purchase price, and (2) in the case of securities purchased at a discount, by adding the product thus obtained to the purchase price.
L.1979,c.275,s.2; amended 1982,c.113,s.14; 1994,c.76,s.15.
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