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67-6205.  Definitions. The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this chapter, shall have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(a)  "Association" or "housing association" shall mean the Idaho housing and finance association created by section 67-6202, Idaho Code.
(b)  "Housing project" shall mean any work or undertaking:
(1)  To demolish, clear or remove buildings from any slum area; such work or undertaking may embrace the adoption of such area to public purposes, including parks or other recreational or community purposes; or
(2)  To construct, sell, lease, finance, improve, operate or otherwise provide decent, safe and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for persons of low income; such work or undertaking may include buildings, land, equipment, facilities and other real or personal property which are necessary, convenient or desirable appurtenances, such as, but not limited to, streets, sewers, water service, parks, site preparation, gardening, administrative, community, health, recreational, and welfare or other purposes; or
(3)  To accomplish a combination of the foregoing. The term "housing project" also may be applied to the planning of the buildings and improvements, for either single or multi-family housing, the acquisition of property, the demolition of existing structures, the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, alteration and repair of the buildings and improvements and all other work in connection therewith.
(c)  "Governing body" shall mean the city council, board of commissioners, board of trustees or other body having charge of the locality in which the association desires to undertake a housing project.
(d)  "Federal government" shall include the United States of America, or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America.
(e)  "City" shall mean any city in the state of Idaho, including each city having a special charter.
(f)  "County" or "counties" shall include all counties in the state of Idaho as designated in chapter 1, title 31, Idaho Code.
(g)  "Clerk" shall mean the clerk of the city or county as the case may be or the officer charged with the duties customarily imposed on such clerk.
(h)  "Area of operation" shall mean the state of Idaho.
(i)  "Slum" shall mean any area where dwellings predominate which, by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities or any combination of these factors, are detrimental to safety, health or morals.
(j)  "Person of low income" means persons deemed by the association, including those defined as "elderly" in the United States Housing Act of 1937[,] 42 U.S.C., section 1437 et seq., as amended, to require assistance available under this act on account of insufficient personal or family income, to pay the rents or carrying charges required by the unaided operation of private enterprise in providing an adequate supply of decent, safe and sanitary housing and in making such determination the association shall take into consideration, without limitation, such factors as:
(1)  The amount of the total income of such persons available for housing needs;
(2)  The size of the family;
(3)  The cost and condition of housing facilities available;
(4)  Standards established for various federal programs determining eligibility based on income of such persons; and
(5)  The ability of such persons to compete successfully in the normal housing market and to pay the amounts at which private enterprise is providing decent, safe and sanitary housing.
(k)  "Bonds," "notes" or "bond anticipation notes," and "obligations" shall mean any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other evidences of financial indebtedness issued by the association pursuant to this chapter.
(l)  "Real property" shall include all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon, and property of any nature, appurtenant thereto, or used in connection therewith, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, therein, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise and the indebtedness secured by such liens.
(m)  "Housing authority" or "authority" means a housing authority established pursuant to the "housing authorities and cooperation law" constituting chapter 19, title 50, Idaho Code.
(n)  "Rent" shall mean the periodic payment made by a person of low income in a housing project whether such money is being used as rent, or for the development of equity by such person.
(o)  "Interim financing" means a short-term construction loan for planning and/or development of residential housing for persons of low income and other persons which loan shall run until financing can be assumed through other federal, state or private financing.
(p)  "Housing sponsor" means individuals, joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships, public bodies, trusts, firms, associations, or other legal entities or any combination thereof, and corporations, cooperatives, and condominiums, approved by the association as qualified either to own, construct, acquire, rehabilitate, operate, manage or maintain a housing project, subject to the regulatory powers of the association and other terms and conditions set forth in this chapter. A "housing sponsor" shall be either a "limited profit" sponsor or a "nonprofit" sponsor.
(q)  "Mortgage lender" means any bank or trust company, savings bank, mortgage company, mortgage banker, credit union, national banking association, savings and loan association, building and loan association, life insurance company, and any other financial institution authorized to transact business in the state.
(r)  "Mortgage loan" means an interest-bearing obligation secured by a deed of trust, a mortgage, bond, note, or other instrument which is a lien on property in the state except in the case of loans insured by the federal housing administration or the association and which are made for the rehabilitation or improvement of existing dwellings; in such case the loans need not be secured by an instrument constituting a lien on property in the state.
(s)  "Mixed income housing project" means a housing project which contains dwellings occupied or to be occupied by persons of low income constituting at least twenty percent (20%) of such occupancy.
(t)  "Facilities" means land, rights in land, buildings, structures, equipment, landscaping, utilities, approaches, roadways and parking, handling and storage areas, and portions of any of the foregoing and similar ancillary facilities.
(u)  "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonprofit corporation organized and operating in accordance with Idaho law or a nonprofit corporation organized and operating in accordance with comparable laws within another state or territory of the United States.
(v)  "Nonprofit facilities" means facilities owned or used by a nonprofit corporation for a nonprofit purpose of the corporation; provided that facilities for health facilities which may be funded pursuant to chapter 14, title 39, Idaho Code, shall not be included in this definition, except for such health facilities as may be specifically approved by the Idaho health facilities authority. Facilities owned or used, consistent with its nonprofit purpose, by a nonprofit corporation recognized by a state institution of higher education as its college or university foundation shall be considered nonprofit facilities under this chapter.
(w)  "Project costs of a nonprofit facility" means costs of:
(1)  Acquisition, construction and improvement of any facilities included in a nonprofit facility;
(2)  Architectural, engineering, consulting, accounting and legal costs related directly to the development, financing and construction of a nonprofit facility, including costs of studies assessing the feasibility of a nonprofit facility;
(3)  Finance costs, including discounts, if any, the costs of issuing bonds, and costs incurred in carrying out any provisions thereof;
(4)  Interest during construction and during the six (6) months after estimated completion of construction, and capitalized debt service or repair and replacement or other appropriate reserves;
(5)  The refunding of any outstanding obligations incurred for any of the costs outlined in this subsection; and
(6)  Other costs incidental to any of the costs listed in this section.
(x)  "Agricultural facility or facilities" means land, any building or other improvement thereon or thereto, to be owned by a beginning farmer or rancher and any personal properties deemed necessary or suitable for use, whether or not now in existence in farming or ranching, the production of agricultural commodities, including, without limitation, the products of aquaculture, hydroponics and silviculture, or the treating, processing or storing of such agricultural commodities when such activities are customarily engaged in by beginning farmers or ranchers as a part of farming or ranching.
(y)  "Municipality" means any county, municipal corporation, highway district, taxing district or other political subdivision of this state.
(z)  "State" means the state of Idaho.
(aa) "State body" means any department, board, commission or agency of the state of Idaho.
(bb) "Transportation board" means the Idaho transportation board and its successors.
(cc) "Transportation department" means the Idaho transportation department and its successors.
(dd) "Transportation project" means any transportation infrastructure project including, without limitation, a road, street, parkway, right-of-way, bridge, railroad crossing, drainage structure, sign, guardrail, structure, interstate, surface, resurface, shoulder, roadside, or any other work, and any planning development, management and construction related thereto, all as approved or recommended to the association by the transportation board.
(ee) "Economic development project or projects" means any commercial or industrial project including, without limitation, any manufacturing, processing, production, assembly, warehousing, solid waste disposal, recreation, office, research and development, energy or other business project owned by one (1) or more persons or other legal entities, any costs relating thereto including, without limitation, costs for buildings, land, equipment, furnishings, interest, costs of operation, financing, architectural, engineering and other professional costs and other related costs, as well as any working capital costs or expenses for such businesses.
(ff)  "Department of labor" means the Idaho department of labor and its successors.
(gg)  "Department of labor project" means any project to assist the department of labor in providing or financing unemployment compensation benefits all as approved or recommended to the association by the director of the department of labor pursuant to section 72-1346B, Idaho Code.

[67-6205, added 1972, ch. 324, sec. 5, p. 789; am. 1974, ch. 324, sec. 5, p. 1840; am. 1976, ch. 283, sec. 2, p. 969; am. 1977, ch. 326, sec. 1, p. 914; am. 1996, ch. 253, sec. 4, p. 805; am. 1997, ch. 191, sec. 2, p. 532; am. 2000, ch. 364, sec. 2, p. 1204; am. 2000, ch. 365, sec. 1, p. 1212; am. 2005, ch. 378, sec. 8, p. 1223; am. 2007, ch. 152, sec. 2, p. 465; am. 2011, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 292.]

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