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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 420
HOUSING
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F.S. 420.602
420.602 Definitions.As used in this part, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Adjusted for family size” means adjusted in a manner which results in an income eligibility level which is lower for households with fewer than four people, or higher for households with more than four people, than the base income eligibility level determined as provided in subsection (9), subsection (10), or subsection (12), based upon a formula as established by rule of the corporation.
(2) “Adjusted gross income” means all wages, assets, regular cash or noncash contributions or gifts from persons outside the household, and such other resources and benefits as may be determined to be income by rule of the department, adjusted for family size, less deductions allowable under s. 62 of the Internal Revenue Code.
(3) “Affordable” means:
(a) With respect to a housing unit to be occupied by very-low-income persons, that monthly rents, or monthly mortgage payments including property taxes and insurance, do not exceed 30 percent of that amount which represents 50 percent of the median adjusted gross annual income for the households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the housing unit is located, divided by 12.
(b) With respect to a housing unit to be occupied by low-income persons, that monthly rents, or monthly mortgage payments including taxes and insurance, do not exceed 30 percent of that amount which represents 80 percent of the median adjusted gross annual income for the households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the housing unit is located, divided by 12.
(c) With respect to a housing unit to be occupied by moderate-income persons, that monthly rents, or monthly mortgage payments including taxes and insurance, do not exceed 30 percent of that amount which represents 120 percent of the median adjusted gross annual income for the households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the housing unit is located, divided by 12.
(4) “Community-based organization” means a private corporation organized under chapter 617 to assist in the provision of housing and related services on a not-for-profit basis within a designated area, including a municipality, county, or area of more than one municipality or county.
(5) “Corporation” means the Florida Housing Finance Corporation as created in s. 420.504.
(6) “Department” means the Department of Economic Opportunity.
(7) “Director” means the executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity.
(8) “Fund” means the Florida Affordable Housing Trust Fund as created in this part.
(9) “Low-income persons” means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 80 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater.
(10) “Moderate-income persons” means one or more natural persons or a family, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which is less than 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 120 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the household is located, whichever is greater.
(11) “Student” means any person not living with his or her parent or guardian who is eligible to be claimed by his or her parent or guardian as a dependent under the federal income tax code and who is enrolled on at least a half-time basis in a secondary school, career center, community college, college, or university.
(12) “Very-low-income persons” means one or more natural persons or a family, not including students as defined herein, the total annual adjusted gross household income of which does not exceed 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the state, or 50 percent of the median annual adjusted gross income for households within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or, if not within an MSA, within the county in which the person or family resides, whichever is greater.
(13) “Very-low-income, low-income, and moderate-income persons” and “very-low-income, low-income, or moderate-income persons” means persons of very low income only, persons of very low income and low income only, or persons of all three income categories, but not persons of moderate income only.
History.s. 4, ch. 86-192; s. 32, ch. 97-167; s. 79, ch. 2000-153; s. 38, ch. 2004-357; s. 333, ch. 2011-142; s. 58, ch. 2012-5.