55:14K-30. Housing development fund
a. The agency shall establish and maintain a Housing Development Fund which shall consist of all moneys appropriated by the State for inclusion therein, notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this or of any other law, any moneys which the agency shall receive in repayment of advances from the fund, and any other moneys available to the agency which it determines to utilize for this purpose.
b. The agency is hereby authorized to use the money held in the Housing Development Fund to make noninterest bearing advances to housing sponsors who are corporations or associations organized not for profit or for mutual housing to defray development costs for housing projects. No such advance shall be made unless it is reasonably anticipated by the agency that an eligible mortgage loan will be obtained for the housing project and the not for profit or mutual housing sponsor enters into an agreement with the agency to be regulated with respect to those matters provided in paragraphs (5) and (6) of subsection a. of section 7 of this act.
c. Each advance shall be repaid in full concurrent with the receipt by the not for profit or mutual housing sponsor of the proceeds of the eligible mortgage loan, unless the agency shall extend the period for the repayment of such advance, but no such extension shall be granted beyond the date of final payment under the eligible mortgage loan.
d. If the agency determines at any time that an eligible mortgage loan may not be obtained from the agency, the advance shall become immediately due and payable and shall be paid from any assets of the housing project. To the extent that repayment cannot be made from the assets of the housing project, the advance shall be treated as a grant.
e. The term "development cost" , as used in this section, means the amount approved by the agency as an appropriate expenditure which may be incurred prior to the first advance on an eligible mortgage loan, including but not limited to (1) payments for options, deposits or contracts to purchase properties on the proposed housing project site or, with the prior approval of the agency, payments for the purchase of such properties; (2) legal and organizational expenses, including attorney's fees and salaries, office rent and other incidental expenses for a project manager and clerical staff; (3) fees for preliminary feasibility studies, planning advances, borings, surveys, engineering and architectural work; (4) expenses for tenant surveys and market analyses; and (5) such other expenses as the agency may deem appropriate to effectuate the purpose of this section.
f. The term "eligible mortgage loan" , as used in this section, means a below-market interest rate mortgage loan insured by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or a mortgage loan insured by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and augmented by a program of rent supplements, or an eligible loan made by the agency.
L.1983, c. 530, s. 30, eff. Jan. 17, 1984.
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