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HF 3125

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 05/15/2018 04:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 05/15/2018

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A bill for an act
relating to capital investment; appropriating money for preservation of public
housing and to support issuance of additional housing infrastructure bonds; adding
senior housing and manufactured home park improvements to the allowable uses
of housing infrastructure bonds; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding
a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision
5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.

(b) "Abandoned property" has the meaning given in section 117.025, subdivision 5.

(c) "Community land trust" means an entity that meets the requirements of section
462A.31, subdivisions 1 and 2.

(d) "Debt service" means the amount payable in any fiscal year of principal, premium,
if any, and interest on housing infrastructure bonds and the fees, charges, and expenses
related to the bonds.

(e) "Foreclosed property" means residential property where foreclosure proceedings
have been initiated or have been completed and title transferred or where title is transferred
in lieu of foreclosure.

(f) "Housing infrastructure bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under this chapter
that are qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal
Revenue Code, finance qualified residential rental projects within the meaning of Section
142(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or are tax-exempt bonds that are not private activity
bonds, within the meaning of Section 141(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, for the purpose
of financing or refinancing affordable housing authorized under this chapter.

(g) "Internal Revenue Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

new text begin (h) "Senior" means a person 62 years of age or older with an annual income not greater
than 50 percent of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the metropolitan area median income for persons in the metropolitan area; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the statewide median income for persons outside the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Senior housing" means housing intended and operated for occupancy by at least one
senior per unit with at least 80 percent of the units occupied by at least one senior per unit,
and for which there is publication of, and adherence to, policies and procedures that
demonstrate an intent by the owner or manager to provide housing for seniors. Senior
housing may be developed in conjunction with and as a distinct portion of mixed-income
senior housing developments that use a variety of public or private financing sources.
new text end

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end "Supportive housing" means housing that is not time-limited and provides or
coordinates with linkages to services necessary for residents to maintain housing stability
and maximize opportunities for education and employment.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authorization.

(a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of housing infrastructure bonds in one or more series to which the payment
made under this section may be pledged. The housing infrastructure bonds authorized in
this subdivision may be issued to fund loans,new text begin or for the purposes of clause (6), grants or
loans,
new text end on terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, made for one or more of the
following purposes:

(1) to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of supportive
housing for individuals and families who are without a permanent residence;

(2) to finance the costs of the acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned
housing to be used for affordable rental housing and the costs of new construction of rental
housing on abandoned or foreclosed property where the existing structures will be demolished
or removed;

(3) to finance that portion of the costs of acquisition of property that is attributable to
the land to be leased by community land trusts to low- and moderate-income homebuyers;
deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(4) to finance the costs of acquisition and rehabilitation of federally assisted rental
housing and for the refinancing of costs of the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation
of federally assisted rental housing, including providing funds to refund, in whole or in part,
outstanding bonds previously issued by the agency or another government unit to finance
or refinance such costsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) to finance the costs of acquisition, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, or new construction
of senior housing; and
new text end

new text begin (6) to finance improvements in manufactured home parks owned by entities eligible
under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1, including adding or improving infrastructure, storm
shelters, and community facilities.
new text end

(b) Among comparable proposals for permanent supportive housing, preference shall
be given to permanent supportive housing for veterans and other individuals or families
who:

(1) either have been without a permanent residence for at least 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years; or

(2) are at significant risk of lacking a permanent residence for 12 months or at least four
times in the last three years.

new text begin (c) Among comparable proposals for senior housing, the agency must give priority to
requests for projects that:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to
seniors;
new text end

new text begin (2) leverage other sources of funding to finance the project, including the use of
low-income housing tax credits;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide access to services to residents and demonstrate the ability to increase physical
supports and support services as residents age and experience increasing levels of disability;
new text end

new text begin (4) provide a service plan containing the elements of clause (3) reviewed by the housing
authority, economic development authority, public housing authority, or community
development agency that has an area of operation for the jurisdiction in which the project
is located; and
new text end

new text begin (5) include households with incomes that do not exceed 30 percent of the median
household income for the metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin To the extent practicable, the agency shall balance the loans made between projects in the
metropolitan area and projects outside the metropolitan area. Of the loans made to projects
outside the metropolitan area, the agency shall, to the extent practicable, balance the loans
made between projects in counties or cities with a population of 20,000 or less, as established
by the most recent decennial census, and projects in counties or cities with populations in
excess of 20,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 462A.37, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2d. new text end

new text begin Additional authorization. new text end

new text begin In addition to the amount authorized in subdivisions
2, 2a, 2b, and 2c, the agency may issue up to $110,000,000 of housing infrastructure bonds
for the purposes stated in subdivision 2, in one or more series to which the payments made
under this section may be pledged.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 462A.37, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional appropriation.

(a) The agency must certify annually to the
commissioner of management and budget the actual amount of annual debt service on each
series of bonds issued under subdivisions 2a, 2b, deleted text beginanddeleted text end 2cnew text begin, and 2dnew text end.

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2015 and through 2037, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2a remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $6,400,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(c) Each July 15, beginning in 2017 and through 2038, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2b remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $800,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

(d) Each July 15, beginning in 2018 and through 2039, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2c remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,800,000
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

new text begin (e) Each July 15, beginning in 2019 and through 2040, if any housing infrastructure
bonds issued under subdivision 2d remain outstanding, the commissioner of management
and budget must transfer to the housing infrastructure bond account established under section
462A.21, subdivision 33, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $.......
annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The agency may pledge to the payment of the housing infrastructure bonds the
payments to be made by the state under this section.

Sec. 5. new text beginMINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; PUBLIC HOUSING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $30,000,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds
fund to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for transfer to the housing development
fund to finance the costs of rehabilitation to preserve public housing under Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a. For purposes of this section, "public housing"
means housing for low-income persons and households financed by the federal government
and owned and operated by the public housing authorities and agencies formed by cities
and counties. Public housing authorities receiving a public housing assessment composite
score of 80 or above are eligible to receive funding. Priority must be given to proposals that
maximize federal or local resources to finance the capital costs. The priority in Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 3a, for projects to increase the supply of affordable
housing and the restrictions of Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.202, subdivision 7, do not
apply to this appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Bond sale. new text end

new text begin To provide the money appropriated in this section from the bond
proceeds fund, the commissioner of management and budget shall sell and issue bonds of
the state in an amount up to $30,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.631 to 16A.675, and by the Minnesota
Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end