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Subdivision 1.Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section the following terms have the meanings given them in this subdivision.

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

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

(d) "Nonprofit housing bonds" means bonds issued by the agency under chapter 462A that are "qualified 501(c)(3) bonds" (within the meaning of Section 145(a) of the Internal Revenue Code) or 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.

(e) "Permanent 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.

Subd. 2.Authorization.

(a) The agency may issue up to $30,000,000 of nonprofit housing bonds in one or more series to which the payments made under this section may be pledged. The nonprofit housing bonds authorized in this subdivision may be issued for the purpose of making loans, on terms and conditions the agency deems appropriate, to finance the costs of the construction, acquisition, preservation, and rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for individuals and 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.

(b) An insubstantial portion of the bond proceeds may be used for permanent supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who do not meet the criteria of paragraph (a).

Subd. 3.No full faith and credit.

The nonprofit housing bonds are not public debt of the state, and the full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state are not pledged to the payment of the nonprofit housing bonds or to any payment that the state agrees to make under this section. The bonds must contain a conspicuous statement to that effect.

Subd. 4.Appropriation; payment to the agency or trustee.

(a) The agency must certify annually to the commissioner of finance the actual amount of annual debt service on each series of bonds issued under subdivision 2.

(b) Each July 15, beginning in 2009 and through 2031, if any nonprofit housing bonds issued under subdivision 2 remain outstanding, the commissioner of finance must transfer to the nonprofit housing bond account established under section 462A.21, subdivision 32, the amount certified under paragraph (a), not to exceed $2,400,000 annually. The amounts necessary to make the transfers are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of finance.

(c) The agency may pledge to the payment of the nonprofit housing bonds the payments to be made by the state under this section.


2008 c 179 s 51

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