CHAPTER 133
HOUSING, REDEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL
AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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Sec. 8-208b. Neighborhood Housing Services Program Fund. State assistance. Definitions.
Sec. 8-214d. State financial assistance for establishing community housing land bank and land trust. Regulations.
Sec. 8-214f. Financial assistance for development of limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing.
Sec. 8-218. State financial assistance to community development corporations and eligible developers. Funds for rehabilitation and acquisition. Grants-in-aid to community development corporations for accessible housing. Grants for conversion of adaptable living units into units accessible to persons with disabilities. Grants-in-aid to community housing development corporations for capacity building. Regulations.
Sec. 8-219e. Financial assistance for the abatement of lead-based paint and asbestos. Regulations.

      Sec. 8-208b. Neighborhood Housing Services Program Fund. State assistance. Definitions. (a) A Neighborhood Housing Services Program Fund is hereby created. There shall be deposited in said fund all moneys received by or appropriated to the Department of Economic and Community Development from time to time therefor. Amounts in said fund shall be used for the purpose of making grants-in-aid to any duly organized neighborhood housing services corporation in the state, pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

      (b) In order to stimulate development of partnerships of the public and private sectors of the urban community committed to stemming neighborhood decline, the state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract with any duly organized neighborhood housing services corporation in the state. Such contract shall provide for state financial assistance in the form of a state grant-in-aid equal to twice the amount of the federal grant-in-aid received by such corporation but not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars.

      (c) "Neighborhood housing services program" means a program developed by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation of the United States government to stimulate reinvestment in the urban neighborhood. "Neighborhood housing services corporation" means a private, nonprofit, community based corporation organized pursuant to the establishment of a neighborhood housing services program. The significant features of a neighborhood housing services corporation include: (1) Government by a local board of directors composed of neighborhood residents and financial industry representatives; (2) use of a revolving loan fund to make loans to residents of the neighborhood who cannot meet normal commercial credit requirements for the purpose of bringing homes in the neighborhood up to code standards; (3) contributions to the loan fund by, among others, foundations, local business and industry, local government and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; and (4) operation of a systematic housing inspection and code compliance program for homeowners which includes rehabilitation counseling, construction monitoring and financial counseling.

      (P.A. 78-317, S. 2, 4, 5; P.A. 79-299, S. 1, 2; 79-598, S. 12; 79-631, S. 89, 111; P.A. 86-107, S. 2, 19; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 05-288, S. 43.)

      History: P.A. 79-299 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) by replacing references to the Urban Reinvestment Task Force of the United States government with references to duly organized neighborhood housing services corporations, further amended Subsec. (b) by deleting reference to two-program limit for programs established in a given year, deleted Subsec. (c) which had contained provisions for assistance to neighborhood corporations and relettered former Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (c), substituting Urban Reinvestment Corporation for Urban Reinvestment Task Force; P.A. 79-598 substituted commissioner of housing for commissioner of economic development; P.A. 79-631 substituted Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for Urban Reinvestment Corporation; P.A. 86-107 removed reference in Subsec. (a) to state treasurer as trustee of fund; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 8-214d. State financial assistance for establishing community housing land bank and land trust. Regulations. (a) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may contract with a nonprofit corporation for state financial assistance in the form of a state grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan to such corporation on such terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe. Such grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan shall be used by such corporation to acquire, hold and manage real property for the purpose of providing for existing and future housing needs of very low, low and moderate income families. In the case of a deferred loan, the contract shall require that payments on interest are due currently but that payments on principal may be made at a later time. The commissioner may prescribe the terms and conditions by which real property acquired under this section shall be either held for the existing and future housing needs of very low, low and moderate income families or placed in a community land trust, except that such terms and conditions, in the discretion of the commissioner and with the approval of the State Bond Commission, may be subordinated in the case of a subsequent first mortgage or a requirement of a governmental program relating to such real property. Ancillary housing-related services may be located on such real property. The commissioner shall give notice of an application for financial assistance under this section which would complete a partially constructed housing development to the chief executive official of the municipality in which the real property is located. A nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property, with or without structures, may lease such real property to very low, low and moderate income families, limited equity cooperatives or other corporations, provided that the terms of any such lease shall require that such real property be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families. The lessee may hold title to any building or improvement situated on real property acquired with financial assistance made under this section, provided the nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property shall have first option to purchase any building or improvement that the lessee may place on such real property at a below-market price set forth in such lease. The legitimate heirs of any such lessee shall have the right under such lease to assume the lease upon the death of such lessee if the lessee is a natural person and if such heirs agree to make the leased premises their principal residence.

      (b) A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section may convey title to structures and improvements situated upon such real property to very low, low and moderate income families, limited equity cooperatives or other corporations, provided (1) the terms and conditions of any instrument conveying such title requires that such structures and improvements be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low or moderate income families, except that such terms and conditions, in the discretion of the commissioner and with the approval of the State Bond Commission, may be subordinated in the case of a subsequent first mortgage or a requirement of a governmental program relating to such real property, (2) the nonprofit corporation retains title to the real property upon which such structures and improvements are situated, and (3) the nonprofit corporation shall have first option to purchase any structures and improvements transferred at a below-market price agreed to at the time of such transfer. A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section for which a declaration of condominium has been filed may transfer the units in such condominium to (A) another eligible nonprofit corporation as determined by the commissioner, or (B) very low, low or moderate income families in accordance with chapter 828, subject to deed restrictions, acceptable to the commissioner, requiring that the units be used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families, provided in the case of a transfer under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, the original nonprofit corporation shall have first option to purchase the unit at a below-market price agreed to at the time of acquisition of the unit by the family.

      (c) A nonprofit corporation existing on or after October 1, 1991, and holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section may convey title to such real property, with the approval of the commissioner, to a community land trust corporation. A nonprofit corporation holding title to real property which has been acquired with state financial assistance under this section for the existing and future needs of very low, low or moderate income families, may, with the approval of the commissioner, convey title to such real property to another nonprofit corporation.

      (d) A nonprofit corporation existing on or after October 1, 1991, and holding title to real property acquired with state financial assistance made under this section, may lease such real property, with the approval of the commissioner, to a partnership, as defined in section 34-301, or a limited partnership, as defined in section 34-9, provided the nonprofit corporation has a material role in such partnership or limited partnership. The terms of any such lease shall require that such real property be developed and used solely for the purpose of housing for very low, low and moderate income families. The lessee may hold title to any building or improvement situated on real property acquired with financial assistance made under this section, provided the nonprofit corporation holding title to such real property shall have first option to purchase any building or improvement that the lessee may place on such real property at a below-market price set forth in the lease.

      (e) If a nonprofit corporation fails to develop the project in accordance with the development plan for the project and title to the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section vests in the state pursuant to a default, foreclosure action, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, voluntary transfer, or other similar voluntary or compulsory action, the commissioner may, upon approval of the State Bond Commission, convey such land or interests in land to the municipality in which the land or interests in land is located. The municipality shall use the land or interests in land, or shall cause the land or interests in land to be used for, or in conjunction with, activities related to, or similar to, any program administered by the commissioner pursuant to state or federal law.

      (f) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of sections 8-214b to 8-214e, inclusive. Such regulations shall include, without limitation, provisions concerning the terms and conditions of such grants-in-aid, loans or deferred loans and the conditions for approval of the articles of incorporation or basic documents of organization of a nonprofit corporation applying for assistance under said sections.

      (g) As used in this section, housing-related services and facilities includes but is not limited to, administrative, community, health, recreational, educational and child-care facilities relevant to an affordable housing development, as defined by the commissioner in regulations adopted in accordance with chapter 54.

      (h) (1) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may make a determination, based upon a full examination of the circumstances, that a nonprofit corporation is unable to develop or manage the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section. Upon such a determination, the commissioner may cause title to the land or interests in land acquired with state financial assistance under this section to vest in the state by foreclosure, voluntary transfer, or other similar voluntary or compulsory action, and the commissioner may take any action which is in the best interests of the state to convey, upon approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, such land or interests in land, including, but not limited to, (A) transferring, or authorizing the transfer of, the land or interests in land to the low and moderate income families that reside on such land, (B) determining whether any restrictions in the deed or deeds for the land or interests in land shall be modified or removed prior to conveying such land or interests in land and authorizing such modifications or removals, or (C) establishing such terms and conditions for such conveyance as the commissioner deems appropriate under each particular transaction.

      (2) The commissioner shall authorize the conveyance of land or interests in land under subdivision (1) of this subsection in no more than three locations.

      (3) The provisions of this subsection shall terminate on October 1, 2000.

      (P.A. 87-441, S. 3, 5; P.A. 90-238, S. 30, 32; P.A. 91-182; P.A. 92-70, S. 1; 92-166, S. 10, 31; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11, S. 31, 70; P.A. 94-33; 94-50; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-296, S. 4, 5; P.A. 96-77, S. 1, 17; 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; 96-249, S. 1, 14; P.A. 99-243, S. 1, 2; P.A. 05-186, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 90-238 substituted "real property" for references to land, applied provisions to "very low income families", inserted new Subsec. (b) re conveyance of title to or interest in real property or structures upon it by nonprofit corporation holding title which acquired the property with state financial assistance, relettering former Subsec. (b) as (c); P.A. 91-182 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize the commissioner to prescribe terms and conditions for acquisition of real property under section and to permit ancillary housing related services on property acquired under section, inserted new Subsec. (c) to provide for certain transfers relettering former Subsec. (c) as (d) and added new Subsec. (e) to define housing-related services and facilities; P.A. 92-70 amended Subsec. (b) to add provision regarding sale by nonprofit corporations of condominiums acquired with financial assistance under section; P.A. 92-166 amended Subsec. (a) by making loans and deferred loans a form of financial assistance available under section and providing that payments on interest are due immediately but that payments on principal may be made at a later time and made technical changes to Subsec. (d), consistent with changes in Subsec. (a); May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11 made a technical change in Subsec. (b); P.A. 94-33 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision that the commissioner of housing notify a municipality in which an application to complete a partially constructed housing development has been filed; P.A. 94-50 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) by adding provision re subordination of use condition in the case of a subsequent first mortgage or requirement of a government program; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-296 inserted new Subsec. (d) re lease of property acquired with financial assistance under section and relettered former Subsecs. (d) and (e) accordingly, effective July 6, 1995; P.A. 96-77 amended Subsec. (d) to replace reference to "section 34-44" with "section 34-301", effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 96-249 inserted new Subsec. (e) authorizing conveyance to municipalities upon failure of nonprofit corporation to fulfill development plan and relettered remaining Subsecs. accordingly, effective June 6, 1996; P.A. 99-243 added Subsec. (h) re authority of commissioner, under certain circumstances, to convey land acquired under this section, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 05-186 amended Subsec. (b) to allow a nonprofit corporation to transfer units in a condominium acquired with financial assistance under this section to another eligible nonprofit corporation.

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      Sec. 8-214f. Financial assistance for development of limited equity cooperatives and mutual housing. (a) As used in this section and sections 8-214g and 8-214h, "limited equity cooperative" shall have the same meaning as provided in section 47-242.

      (b) As used in this section and sections 8-214g and 8-214h, "mutual housing association" means a nonprofit corporation, incorporated pursuant to chapter 602 or any predecessor statutes thereto, and having articles of incorporation approved by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to section 8-79a or 8-84, having as one of its purposes the prevention and elimination of neighborhood deterioration and the preservation of neighborhood stability by affording community and resident involvement in the provision of high quality, long-term housing for low and moderate income families in which residents (1) participate in the ongoing operation and management of such housing, (2) have the right to continue residing in such housing for as long as they comply with the terms of their occupancy agreement, and (3) have an ownership interest in such occupancy agreement conditional upon compliance with its terms but do not possess an equity interest in such housing.

      (c) The state, acting by and through the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract with a nonprofit corporation, as defined in section 8-39, to provide financial assistance for the development of limited equity cooperatives for low and moderate income families. State financial assistance provided under this subsection may be in the form of grants, loans, deferred loans or any combination thereof and may be used for the acquisition or development of housing sites and for the costs incurred in the development of limited equity cooperatives. In the case of a deferred loan, the contract shall require that payments on interest are due immediately but that payments on principal may be made at a later time. Any nonprofit corporation which receives such assistance shall require that members who participate in the cooperative project for which assistance was requested under this section contribute their labor during the development or operation of the cooperative, or make a cash contribution to become a member of the cooperative, or both.

      (d) The state, acting by and through the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract with a mutual housing association to provide financial assistance for the development of housing for low and moderate income families. State financial assistance provided under this subsection may be in the form of grants, loans, deferred loans or any combination thereof and may be used for the acquisition or development of housing sites and for the costs incurred in the development of such housing. Contracts for state financial assistance provided under this subsection shall provide that the mutual housing association: (1) Require resident members to pay a membership fee as a condition of eligibility for occupancy of a dwelling unit, provided such membership fee shall be refundable to the resident member, with nominal interest, when the resident member vacates such unit; (2) may allow, in fixing the rentals for dwelling units, for a reasonable return on equity capital contributed to the development of such housing through mutual housing association membership fees or grants obtained from sources other than the state, provided such return on equity capital shall be utilized by the association to develop additional dwelling units; and (3) shall permit continued occupancy by resident members whose incomes rise above low and moderate income limits, provided the rent to be paid for such continued occupancy shall be fixed at a level not less than twenty-five per cent of the resident members' adjusted household income, and provided any increased rent collected for continued occupancy shall be used by the association to develop additional dwelling units for low and moderate income families or shall be credited against the rent owed by another low or moderate income resident member of the association.

      (e) If the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development determines, based on a full examination of the circumstances, that a nonprofit corporation is unable to manage the land, interests in land or buildings acquired or constructed with state financial assistance under this section, the commissioner may release such land, interests in land or buildings from the obligations of the limited equity cooperative program and shall impose any new restrictions in the deed or deeds for the land, interests in land or buildings as the commissioner deems appropriate to ensure the continued use of such land, interests and buildings for the benefit of low or moderate income families. In such case, the equity of each resident in such property shall either (1) be used first for payment of any debt incurred by the resident from membership in the cooperative and then for payment to the resident of any remaining equity, or (2) transferred with the property so that the resident does not lose such equity.

      (P.A. 87-417, S. 5-7, 10; P.A. 92-70, S. 2; 92-166, S. 12, 31; P.A. 93-309, S. 22, 29; P.A. 93-435, S. 76, 95; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; 96-256, S. 175, 209; P.A. 05-185, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 92-70 amended Subdiv. (3) of Subsec. (b) to revise the definition of mutual housing associations to provide residents with an ownership interest in their occupancy agreement; P.A. 92-166 amended Subsec. (c) by making deferred loans a form of financial assistance available under the section and providing that payments on interest are due immediately but that payments on principal may be made at a later time and made technical changes to Subsec. (b), consistent with changes in Subsec. (a); P.A. 93-309 added new Subsec. (e) prohibiting the commissioner of housing, on and after July 1, 1994, or the effective date of regulations adopted under Sec. 8-437, from accepting applications for housing developments that qualify for financial assistance under Sec. 8-433, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-435 amended Subsec. (e) by deleting reference to "July 1, 1994," re the deadline for the receipt by the commissioner of housing of certain applications for state financial assistance, and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 96-256 amended Subsec. (b) to replace reference to "chapter 600" with "chapter 602 or any predecessor statutes thereto", effective January 1, 1997; P.A. 05-185 replaced former Subsec. (e) re last date for acceptance of applications for financial assistance with new provisions re disposition of property if commissioner determines that nonprofit corporation is unable to manage the property.

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      Sec. 8-218. State financial assistance to community development corporations and eligible developers. Funds for rehabilitation and acquisition. Grants-in-aid to community development corporations for accessible housing. Grants for conversion of adaptable living units into units accessible to persons with disabilities. Grants-in-aid to community housing development corporations for capacity building. Regulations. (a) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract with a community housing development corporation or an eligible developer, as defined in section 8-39, for state financial assistance in the form of (1) a state grant-in-aid, loan, deferred loan, advance or any combination thereof equal to the cost to the community housing development corporation or eligible developer, as approved by the commissioner, of developing or rehabilitating low and moderate income housing under section 8-217, but limited to the following expenses: Appraisals, title searches, legal fees, option agreements, architectural, engineering and consultants' fees, financing fees, closing costs and such other expenses as may be financed by a mortgage loan under any federal or state housing statute and incurred by a community housing development corporation or eligible developer prior to the disbursement of mortgage loan funds on account of such property; provided, to the extent such expenses are recovered by the community housing development corporation or the eligible developer from the mortgage loan or from the proceeds of a sale of such property, such expenses shall be repaid to the state or to a fund established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section; and (2) an additional grant-in-aid, loan, deferred loan or advance to such corporation or such developer for the development of housing which in the determination of the commissioner contains a substantial number of dwelling units of three or more bedrooms provided (A) that the mortgage loan for such housing shall be eligible for insurance by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or for financing by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority or the Farmers' Home Administration, and (B) that the commissioner, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority or the Farmers' Home Administration, as the case may be, shall have determined that the mortgage loan on such housing would not be insurable in the absence of such additional financial assistance; such grant-in-aid, loan, deferred loan or advance shall be in lieu of any assistance to said housing under section 8-216 and shall be equal to the additional cost of construction caused by the inclusion of such dwelling units of three or more bedrooms in such housing, but in no event shall such grant-in-aid, loan, deferred loan or advance be greater than ten per cent of the cost of construction of such housing, as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority or the Farmers' Home Administration. The commissioner may require that any assistance in the form of a loan or deferred loan be secured by a mortgage on such housing. In the case of a deferred loan, the contract shall require that payments on all or a portion of the interest are due currently but that payments on principal may be made at a later time.

      (b) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the commissioner, may enter into a contract with a community housing development corporation or an eligible developer for state financial assistance in the form of a loan or deferred loan, which loan or deferred loan shall be used to establish and administer a revolving loan fund for the construction, rehabilitation and renovation of existing or planned low and moderate income housing, as approved by the commissioner. Such fund may also consist of any state financial assistance received from a contract between said commissioner and such community housing development corporation or eligible developer entered into pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, any proceeds recovered by such corporation or developer from any mortgage loan or from any loan or on account of such project or from the sale of such project and funds from any other source. Such fund shall be used by such corporation or developer, as approved by the commissioner, for the expenses of acquisition, development, project selection, construction, rehabilitation, renovation and oversight of existing or planned low and moderate income housing or to make loans for construction, rehabilitation and renovation of such housing on such terms and conditions as the commissioner may determine. Recipients of loans under this subsection for housing located in a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p, may assign or prepay such loans with the approval of the community housing development corporation. In the case of housing developed or rehabilitated by a community housing development corporation in distressed municipalities as defined in section 32-9p, the policies of the Department of Economic and Community Development adopted under section 8-37dd, and the regulations of the department adopted under this section shall apply only to that portion of the assisted property which corresponds to the proportion of the state assistance to the property's value. The number of income-limited housing units shall be determined by multiplying the amount of the housing assistance by the total number of housing units in the assisted housing and dividing the product by the fair market value of the property. The result shall be rounded to the lower whole number. Notwithstanding the provisions of any statute to the contrary or any regulation adopted under this section or section 8-37dd, or any other statute or regulation, limiting the income of occupants of housing assisted under this section and not located in a distressed municipality, the income of occupants of units assisted under this section and located in distressed municipalities may be two hundred fifty per cent or less of the area median income, adjusted for family size, as determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

      (c) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the commissioner, may enter into a contract with a community housing development corporation for state financial assistance within available appropriations in the form of a grant-in-aid which shall be used by such community housing development corporation to provide grants, or to establish a revolving loan fund to provide loans or deferred loans for the purpose of making structural or interior or exterior modifications to any dwelling which may be necessary to make such dwelling accessible to and usable by persons having physical or mental disabilities. Such corporation may provide such grants, loans or deferred loans to (1) any owner of a single-family or multifamily dwelling or (2) any tenant who furnishes satisfactory evidence that the owner of the dwelling in which the tenant resides has approved the intended structural or interior or exterior modifications. Any such loan or deferred loan may be prepaid at any time, without penalty, and the commissioner shall release the lien on the property. In the case of housing developed or rehabilitated by a community housing development corporation in distressed municipalities as defined in section 32-9p, the policies of the Department of Economic and Community Development adopted under section 8-37dd, and any regulation of the department adopted under this section, shall apply only to that portion of the assisted property which corresponds to the proportion of the state assistance to the property's value. The number of income-limited housing units shall be determined by multiplying the amount of the housing assistance by the total number of housing units in the assisted housing and dividing the product by the fair market value of the property. The result shall be rounded to the lower whole number. Notwithstanding the provisions of any statute to the contrary or any regulation adopted under this section limiting the income of occupants of housing assisted under this section and not located in a distressed municipality, the income of occupants of units assisted under this section and located in distressed municipalities may be two hundred fifty per cent or less of the area median income, adjusted for family size, as determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

      (d) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall enter into a contract with a community housing development corporation for state financial assistance in the form of a grant-in-aid which shall be used by such community housing development corporation to provide grants for the purpose of conversion of adaptable living units into units accessible to persons with disabilities and for reconversion of such units to adaptable living units. Eligible applicants shall include any tenant or owner of a unit in a complex or building subject to the provisions of section 29-273.

      (e) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall enter into a contract with a community housing development corporation for state financial assistance in the form of a grant-in-aid which shall be used by such community housing development corporation to provide grants, loans, deferred loans, loan guarantees, lines of credit, or any combination thereof, to eligible developers for activities that build, expand and enhance capacity, including, but not limited to, development of marketing or neighborhood strategic plans, professional staff training, technical assistance, predevelopment expenses as provided in subsection (a) of this section and other activities pursuant to section 8-217.

      (f) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to administer the programs established under subsections (c) and (d) of this section. Such regulations shall establish maximum income levels for tenants and homeowners and provide for adjustment of income for family size and medical expenses and may set maximum loan amounts for loans made under subsection (c) of this section that are not secured and for grants made under subsection (d) of this section.

      (g) On and after the effective date of regulations adopted under section 8-437, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall not accept any application for state financial assistance pursuant to this section except (1) an application by a community housing development corporation to establish or administer a loan fund under subsection (b) of this section or (2) an application for a project or development not qualifying for financial assistance pursuant to section 8-433.

      (1967, P.A. 522, S. 21; 1969, P.A. 683, S. 2; P.A. 77-483, S. 2; 77-614, S. 297, 610; P.A. 78-149, S. 1-3; P.A. 79-598, S. 18; P.A. 81-126, S. 2; P.A. 83-258, S. 1, 2; P.A. 85-412; 85-461, S. 1, 4; P.A. 87-376, S. 1, 5; P.A. 88-268, S. 4, 6; P.A. 91-149, S. 1, 3; 91-338, S. 1, 3; P.A. 92-63; 92-166, S. 13, 31; P.A. 93-165, S. 5, 7; 93-241, S. 2, 3; 93-309, S. 25, 29; 93-435, S. 78, 95; P.A. 94-82, S. 1, 5; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-296, S. 1, 5; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-156, S. 1, 3; P.A. 04-237, S. 7; P.A. 05-288, S. 44.)

      History: 1969 act included moderate-income housing under provisions of section, amended Subdiv. (5) to include acquisition, repair, rehabilitation and construction of housing as well as development and to allow grants-in-aid specifically "not immediately recoverable ... out of conventional mortgage financing" and added Subdiv. (6) concerning grants for housing with three or more bedrooms; P.A. 77-483 replaced "Federal Housing Administration" with references to Department of Housing and Urban Development, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and Farmers Home Administration; P.A. 77-614 specified commissioner of economic development, previously "commissioner" had referred to commissioner of community affairs, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-149 included loans and advances and combinations of grants-in-aid, loans and advances as available financial assistance, allowed repayment to state or to specially created fund from proceeds of sale as well as from mortgage, allowed commissioner to require mortgage as security for loans and added Subsec. (b) re revolving fund for low and moderate-income housing; P.A. 79-598 substituted commissioner of housing for commissioner of economic development; P.A. 81-126 clarified the acceptability of outside funds for the revolving loan fund; P.A. 83-258 made technical changes in Subsec. (b); P.A. 85-412 amended Subsec. (b) to repeal provision requiring loan fund administered by community housing development corporation to be revolving; P.A. 85-461 deleted former Subdivs. (2) to (5), inclusive, in Subsec. (a), which had authorized state financial assistance to be used for administrative and certain program costs, and renumbered the remaining subdivisions; P.A. 87-376 authorized financial assistance to eligible developers under provisions of this section; P.A. 88-268 added Subsec. (c) re grants-in-aid to community housing development corporations for making dwellings accessible to disabled persons; P.A. 91-149 amended Subsec. (c) to authorize financial assistance to include loans or deferred loans and made technical changes and added new Subsec. (d) re regulations establishing maximum income levels; P.A. 91-338 inserted new Subsec. (d) authorizing grants for conversion of adaptable living units into units accessible to persons with disabilities and for reconversion of such units to adaptable living units relettering former Subsec. (d), added by P.A. 91-149, as Subsec. (e), and authorizing the commissioner to adopt regulations for grants under Subsec. (d) and made technical changes; P.A. 92-63 amended Subsec. (c) to add provision re prepayment; P.A. 92-166 amended Subsec. (a) by making deferred loans a form of financial assistance available under the section and providing that payments on interest are due immediately but that payments on principal may be made at a later time and made technical changes to Subsec. (b), consistent with changes in Subsec. (a); P.A. 93-165 amended Subsec. (a) by making technical change re payment of interest, effective June 23, 1993; P.A. 93-241 inserted new Subsec. (e) re a grant for capacity building and relettered former Subsec. (e) as Subsec. (f), effective June 23, 1993; P.A. 93-309 added new Subsec. (g) prohibiting the commissioner of housing, on and after July 1, 1994, or the effective date of regulations adopted under Sec. 8-437, from accepting applications for housing developments that qualify for financial assistance under Sec. 8-433, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-435 amended Subsec. (g) by deleting reference to "July 1, 1994," re the deadline for the receipt by the commissioner of housing of certain applications for state financial assistance and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-82 amended Subsec. (e) by deleting provision requiring that the grant be made from existing appropriations, effective May 25, 1994; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-296 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize use of funds for development, project selection and oversight and to provide for assignment or prepayment for loans made for housing located in a distressed municipality, effective July 6, 1995; P.A. 97-156 amended Subsec. (b) to require loan fund administered by community housing development corporation to be revolving and to add provisions re determination of the number of income-limited housing units in distressed municipalities developed or rehabilitated by community housing development corporations, amended Subsec. (c) to make a technical change, to authorize financial assistance to be used for revolving loan funds and to add provisions re determination of the number of income-limited housing units in distressed municipalities developed or rehabilitated by community housing development corporations and amended Subsecs. (d) and (e) to limit eligibility for financial assistance to community housing development corporations, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 04-237 amended Subsec. (d) to eliminate reference to "subsections (c) and (d) of" re Sec. 29-273; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsecs. (f) and (g), effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 8-219e. Financial assistance for the abatement of lead-based paint and asbestos. Regulations. (a) The state, acting by and in the discretion of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, may enter into a contract with an eligible developer, as defined in section 8-39, a community housing development corporation, as defined in section 8-217, or any other person approved by the commissioner for state financial assistance in the form of a grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan for technical assistance and the abatement of lead-based paint, asbestos and asbestos-containing material from a residential dwelling unit. In the case of a deferred loan, the contract shall require that payments on interest are due and payable but that payments on principal may be deferred to a time certain. Such grant-in-aid, loan or deferred loan, or combination thereof, shall not exceed the cost of such abatement, including expenses incurred in obtaining technical assistance for such abatement, and shall be awarded upon such terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe by regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

      (b) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. Such regulations shall provide the terms and conditions of grants-in-aid, loans or deferred loans made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the eligibility and application requirements for such financial assistance. In determining such eligibility requirements, the commissioner shall consider establishing priorities for low and moderate income families and households having a child suffering from lead-paint poisoning.

      (P.A. 87-541, S. 1-3; P.A. 92-166, S. 20, 31; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-2, S. 6, 203; P.A. 95-22, S. 1, 2; 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-173, S. 2; P.A. 05-288, S. 45.)

      History: P.A. 92-166 amended Subsec. (a) to make deferred loans a form of financial assistance available under the section and providing that payments on interest are due immediately but that payments on principal may be made at a later time and amended Subsec. (b) to make technical changes consistent with the changes in Subsec. (a); May Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-2 expanded financial assistance to include a grant-in-aid, effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-22 amended Subsec. (a) to provide financial assistance for abatement rather than removal and made technical changes in Subsec. (b), effective May 8, 1995; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 97-173 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that payments on interest are due and payable rather than due immediately and that payments on principal may be deferred to a time certain rather than made at a later time, and to change the amount of financial assistance available under the program from two-thirds to the entire cost of abatement; P.A. 05-288 made technical changes in Subsec. (a), effective July 13, 2005.

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