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SB22-159

Revolving Loan Fund Invest Affordable Housing

Concerning the creation of a revolving loan fund within the division of housing in the department of local affairs to make investments in transformational affordable housing, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Housing
Bill Summary

The bill creates the transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund program (loan program) in the division of housing (division) in the department of local affairs (department) as a revolving loan program in accordance with the requirements of the bill and the policies established by the division. The loan program provides flexible, low-interest, and below-market rate loan funding to assist eligible recipients in completing the eligible loan projects identified in the bill.

The division may administer the loan program or, if it determines that it would be more efficient and effective to contract out full or partial administration of the program, the division may enter into a contract with a third-party entity to administer the loan program.

The bill specifies eligibility requirements in order for projects to be funded under the loan program.

The division is required to establish and publicize policies for the loan program. The bill specifies factors the division is encouraged to consider in evaluating loan applications.

The transformational affordable housing revolving loan fund (fund) is created in the state treasury and the bill specifies requirements pertaining to the administration of the fund.

The bill requires a transfer of a specified sum of money to the fund. On July 1, 2022, the state treasurer is required to transfer $150 million from the affordable housing and home ownership cash fund to the fund .

The division is required to report on the activities of the loan program as part of the regular annual public report prepared by the division on affordable housing spending undertaken by the state.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $379,081 to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology (OIT). To implement the bill, OIT may use the appropriation to provide information technology services for the department .

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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