55:14K-74. Definitions relative to cooperative housing for certain purchasers
3.As used in this act:
"Agency" means the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.
"Annual income" means total income, from all sources, during the last full calendar year preceding the filing of an application for a loan pursuant to this act.
"Bonds" means bonds, notes or any other form of evidence of indebtedness of the agency, bearing either a fixed rate or a variable rate of interest, issued by the agency.
"Eligible project" means a project undertaken by a qualified housing sponsor to create housing for shared occupancy by seniors or persons with disability of low or moderate income, whether for home ownership or rental, which meets the standards of eligibility for loans under the program created by section 4 of P.L.1998, c.128 (C.55:14K-75).
"Eligible purchaser" means a purchaser of a dwelling unit in an eligible project who fulfills the definition of a senior or person with disability pursuant to this section, is of low or moderate income and to whom a loan may be made under the program pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1998, c.128 (C.55:14K-75).
"Fund" means the Senior and Disabled Cooperative Housing Incentive Fund established by section 6 of P.L.1998, c.128 (C.55:14K-77).
"Housing region" means a housing region as defined in subsection b. of section 4 of P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-304) and determined by the Council on Affordable Housing pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-307).
"Low income" means a gross annual household income equal to 50% or less of the median gross annual household income for households of the same size within the relevant housing region.
"Moderate income" means a gross annual household income equal to not more than 80%, but more than 50% of the median gross annual household income for households of the same size within the relevant housing region.
"Person with disability" means any person who is 18 years of age or older and who fulfills the definition of having a "disability" pursuant to section 3 of the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990," 42 U.S.C. s.12102).
"Program" means the New Jersey Senior and Disabled Cooperative Housing Finance Incentive Program created by P.L.1998, c.128 (C.55:14K-72 et seq.).
"Qualified housing sponsor" means any corporation or association of persons organized under the New Jersey Statutes, or any other corporation having for one of its purposes the improvement of realistic opportunities for low income and moderate income housing, as defined pursuant to the "Fair Housing Act," P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-301 et al.), and appearing capable, by virtue of past activities, qualifications of staff or board, or other features, of furthering the purposes of P.L.1998, c.128 (C.55:14K-72 et seq.).
"Retrofitting" means renovating or remodeling an existing residential or non-residential structure to allow for cooperative living.
"Senior" means an individual who is 55 years of age or older.
"Substantial rehabilitation" means repair, reconstruction or renovation which (1) costs in excess of 60% of the fair market value of a rehabilitated dwelling after such repair, reconstruction or renovation, or (2) renders a previously vacant and uninhabitable dwelling safe, sanitary and decent for residential purposes or (3) converts to safe, sanitary and decent residential use a structure previously in non-residential use.
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