STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO HOUSING TRUST FUND
67-8108. Preconstruction technical assistance. (1) The association may use moneys from the housing trust fund to provide preconstruction technical assistance to eligible recipients seeking to construct, rehabilitate, or finance housing-related services for the low-income and very low-income persons. In so doing, the association shall emphasize providing preconstruction technical assistance services to rural areas and small cities and towns. The association may contract with nonprofit organizations to provide this technical assistance. The association may contract for any of the following services:
(a) Financial planning and packaging for housing projects, including alternative ownership programs, such as limited equity partnerships and syndications;
(b) Project design, architectural planning and siting;
(c) Compliance with planning requirements;
(d) Securing matching resources for project developments;
(e) Maximizing local government contributions to project development in the form of land donations, infrastructure improvements, waivers of development fees, locally and state-managed funds, zoning variances, or creative local planning;
(f) Coordination with local planning, economic development, and environmental, social service and recreational activities;
(g) Construction and materials management; and
(h) Project maintenance and management.
(2) The association may publish requests for proposals which specify contract performance standards, award criteria and contractor requirements. In evaluating proposals, the association shall consider the ability of the contractor to provide technical assistance to low-income and very low-income persons and to persons with special housing needs.
[67-8108, added 1992, ch. 267, sec. 1, p. 828; am. 1996, ch. 253, sec. 39, p. 834.]