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SF 3238

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2018 09:49am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to housing; appropriating money for various Minnesota Housing Finance
Agency programs.

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

Section 1. new text beginRENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of the Housing Finance Agency for the rental housing assistance program for persons with
a mental illness or families with an adult member with a mental illness under Minnesota
Statutes, section 462A.2097.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginHOMEWORK STARTS WITH HOME; APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,750,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency for the rental assistance to highly mobile
students program under Minnesota Statutes, section 462A.201, subdivision 2, paragraph
(a), clause (4).
new text end

new text begin (b) $250,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of the Housing Finance Agency for grants to programs under Minnesota Statutes, section
462A.204, subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginLOCAL HOUSING TRUST FUND GRANTS; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency for grants to housing trust funds established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 462C.16, to incentivize local funding. This is a onetime
appropriation. Grants shall provide matching funds of 100 percent of the amount not
exceeding $150,000 and 50 percent of the amount over $150,0000 and not exceeding
$300,000 that a housing trust fund receives in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 from (1) a housing
and redevelopment authority levy or special tax pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections
469.001 to 469.047, or section 469.033, subdivision 6; or (2) an appropriation by the local
government of a municipality located outside the 11-county metropolitan area, as defined
in Minnesota Statutes, section 200.02, subdivision 24, and with a total population under
40,000. If the amount appropriated to the commissioner is insufficient to fully fund matching
grants at this level, the commissioner must proportionately reduce the amount transferred
to each housing trust fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) Recipients must use grant funds within eight years of receipt for purposes (1)
authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 462C.16, subdivision 3, and (2) benefiting
households with incomes at or below 115 percent of the state median income. Recipients
must return any grant funds not used for these purposes within eight years of receipt to the
commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency.
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