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HF 896

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 02:05pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to manufactured home parks; clarifying the eligibility of manufactured
home parks as housing improvement areas; allowing housing infrastructure bonds
to be used for manufactured home parks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
sections 428A.11, subdivisions 4, 6; 462A.37, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 428A.11, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Housing improvements.

"Housing improvements" has the meaning given in
the city's enabling ordinance. Housing improvements may include improvements to common
elements of a condominium or other common interest communitynew text begin, or to a manufactured
home park
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 428A.11, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Housing unit.

"Housing unit" means real property and improvements thereon
consisting of a one-dwelling unit, or an apartment or unit as described in chapter 515, 515A,
or 515B, respectively,new text begin or a manufactured home in a manufactured home parknew text end that is occupied
by a person or family for use as a residence.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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, or grants for the purposes of clause (4), 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;

(4) to finance that portion of the improvement and infrastructure of manufactured home
parks under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b, that is attributable to land to be leased to
low- and moderate-income manufactured home owners;

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

new text begin (6) to finance that portion of the acquisition, improvement, and infrastructure of
manufactured home parks under section 462A.2035, subdivision 1b; and
new text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end 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 costs.

(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.

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

(1) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the housing financed as affordable to
seniors;

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

(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;

(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

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

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.