New Jersey Revised Statutes § 55:14k-85 - Definitions Relative To

55:14K-85 Definitions relative to "Mortgage and Neighborhood Stabilization Financing Assistance Program."

4.As used in sections 4 through 7 of P.L.2008, c.127 (C.55:14K-84 et seq.) and sections 4 and 5 of P.L.2009, c.334 (C.55:14K-86.1 and C.55:14K-86.2):

"Affordable mortgage payment" means a monthly mortgage payment that does not exceed the greater of either 33% or the applicable percentage required by governmental or private first mortgage loan insurance, of the household's monthly average annual gross income, towards the payment of principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI) which is determined using traditional underwriting standards.

"Agency" means the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency established pursuant to P.L.1983, c.530 (C.55:14K-1 et seq.).

"Community Development Financial Institution" means any entity designated by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution pursuant to 12 CFR 1805.

"Covered Mortgage" means a first mortgage loan that is in imminent danger of foreclosure.

"Eligible property" means any residential property that is vacant, is or has been the subject of mortgage or tax foreclosure proceedings, and is located in an area that has been impacted by foreclosures which is the subject of a program of neighborhood stabilization.

"Homeowner" means the individual who holds legal title to a residential real property that is the individual's principal dwelling and is in imminent danger of foreclosure.

"Lender" means any lawfully constituted mortgage lender, mortgage investor or mortgage loan servicer that owns and is willing to refinance or is authorized to negotiate the terms of the homeowner's mortgage.

"Maximum income limit" means a household income that does not exceed 120% of the area median income, as defined for New Jersey in guidelines published annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or that does not exceed the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency's Mortgage Revenue Bond Program income limits, whichever is greater.

"Mortgage lender loan" means a loan provided by a lender that is secured by a lien holding second priority and equal to one-half of the difference between the new first mortgage loan and the current appraised value of the property.

"Mortgage Stabilization Program" or "program" means a financing program established pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2008, c.127 (C.55:14K-86).

"Mortgage stabilization program loan" means the loan provided to the homeowner by the agency pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2008, c.127 (C.55:14K-86).

"Program of neighborhood stabilization" means a concerted program to stabilize a neighborhood which has been impacted negatively by foreclosures or by vacant property, including, but not limited to, any program being carried out with federal funds provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or that is the subject of a comprehensive neighborhood stabilization plan.

"Property" means an owner-occupied primary residence, (1) that is either a single-family one-unit house; an attached, semi-detached, or detached house; a condominium unit; or an owner-occupied two- or three-unit house, and (2) that is the principal dwelling of a homeowner who has resided in the property for at least one year prior to applying for assistance.

"Qualified entity" means a non-profit or public entity whose purposes include the acquisition and rehabilitation of residential property and which has demonstrated experience in carrying out such activities in the State of New Jersey.

L.2008, c.127, s.4; amended 2009, c.334, s.2.

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