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RD Instruction 1944-N

§ 1944.656 (Con.)



Low-income. An adjusted annual income that does not exceed the "lower" income limit according to size of household as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the county or Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) where the property is located. Maximum low-income limits are set forth in Appendix 9 of HB-1-3550 (available in any Rural Development Office). (Revised 01-23-03, SPECIAL PN)
Organization. An organization is defined as one of the following:

(Revised 09-09-08, SPECIAL PN.)


(1) A State, commonwealth, trust territory, other political subdivision, or public nonprofit corporation authorized to receive and administer HPG funds;
(2) An American Indian tribe, band, group, nation, including Alaskan Indians, Aleuts, Eskimos and any Alaskan Native Village, of the United States which is considered an eligible recipient under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-638) or under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-512);
(3) A private nonprofit organization, including faith-based and community organizations, that is owned and controlled by private persons or interests for purposes other than making gains or profits for the corporation, is legally precluded from distributing any gains or profits to its members, and is authorized to undertake housing development activities; or
(4) A consortium of units of government and/or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, which is otherwise eligible to receive and administer HPG funds and which meets the following conditions:
(i) Be comprised of units of government and/or private nonprofit corporations that are close together, located in the same state, and serve areas eligible for USDA Rural Development assistance; and
(ii) Have executed an agreement among its members designating one participating unit of government or private nonprofit corporation as the applicant or designating a legal entity (such as a Council of Governments) to be the applicant.

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(09-01-93) PN 212

RD Instruction 1944-N

§ 1944.656 (Con.)

Overcrowding. Guidance is provided at 7 CFR part 3460.155, Subpart E. These guidelines should result in an ideal range of persons per housing unit. (Revised 02-24-05, SPECIAL PN.)
Rental properties. Rental properties are defined as single-unit or multi-unit dwellings used for occupancy by tenants, owners, or members of an owner's immediate family.
Replacement housing. The replacement of existing, individual owner occupied housing where repair and rehabilitation assistance is not economically feasible or practical. The term replacement housing does not apply to housing preservation. The overall condition of the unit or dwelling must meet RHS Thermal Standards adopted by the locality/jurisdiction for new or existing structures and applicable development standards for new or existing housing recognized by RHS in subpart A of part 1924 or standards contained in any of the voluntary national model codes acceptable upon review by RHS. Properties included on or eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places are subject to the standards and conditions of § 1944.673 of this subpart prior to replacement. (Revised 12-19-07, PN 416.)
RHS. RHS means the Rural Housing Service, or a successor agency.
Rural area. The definition in 7 CFR part 3550 applies.
Tenant. Any person who resides in a single- or multi-unit rental property.
Very low-income. An adjusted annual income that does not exceed the very low-income limit according to size of household as established by HUD for the county or MSA where the property is located. Maximum very low-income limits are set forth in 7 CFR part 3550.

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RD Instruction 1944-N

§ 1944.657 Restrictions on lobbying.

All applicants must comply with RD Instruction 1940-Q which prohibits applicants of Federal grants from using appropriated funds for lobbying the Federal Government in connection with a specific grant.
§ 1944.658 Applicant eligibility.

(a) To be eligible to receive a grant, the applicant must:

(1) Be an organization as defined in § 1944.656 of this subpart;

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(Added 06-12-97, SPECIAL PN)


(09-01-93) PN 212

RD Instruction 1944-N

§ 1944.658(a) (Con.)

(2) Have the necessary background and experience on the part of its staff or governing body with proven ability to perform responsibly in the field of low-income rural housing development, repair and rehabilitation or have other business management or administrative experience which indicates an ability to operate a program providing repair and rehabilitation financial assistance as well as for replacement housing; (Revised 06-12-97, SPECIAL PN.)


(3) Legally obligate itself to administer HPG funds, provide an adequate accounting of the expenditure of such funds in compliance with the terms of this regulation, the grant agreement, and 7 CFR parts 3015 or 3016, as appropriate, and comply with the grant agreement and RHS regulations; and
(4) If the applicant is engaged in or plans to become engaged in any other activities, provide sufficient evidence and documentation that they have adequate resources, including financial resources, to carry on any other programs or activities to which they are committed without jeopardizing the success and effectiveness of the HPG project.
(b) An applicant will not be considered eligible if it is a nonprofit entity and its proposal is based solely on an identity of interest, as defined in § 1924.4 (i) of subpart A of part 1924, between the applicant and the owner(s) of the proposed dwelling or co-op to be rehabilitated or repaired.
§ 1944.659 Replacement housing. (Added 06-12-97, SPECIAL PN.)
Replacement housing applies only to existing, individual owner occupied housing. Replacement housing does not apply to rental properties (single-unit or multiple-unit) or to cooperative housing projects. The grantee is responsible for determining the extent of the repairs and rehabilitation prior to any assistance given to an individual homeowner. If the cost of such repairs and rehabilitation is not economically feasible or practical, then the grantee may consider replacing the existing housing with replacement housing, subject to the following:
(a) The HPG grantee:
(1) Shall document the total costs for all repairs and rehabilitation on the existing housing; and

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