67-48.020. Terms and Conditions of Loans for HOME Rental Developments  


Effective on Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • 1All HOME Rental Development loans shall be in compliance with the Act, 1324 CFR Part 92 17and, at a minimum, contain the following terms and conditions:

    27(1) The HOME loan may be in a first, second, or subordinated lien position. The term of the loan shall be for a minimum period of 15 years for Rehabilitation Developments and 20 years for new construction Developments. The term of the HOME loan may be extended upon the recommendation of the Credit Underwriter and approval by the Corporation. With regard to said approval, the Corporation shall consider the facts and circumstances, inclusive of the financial feasibility of the Development.

    107(2) The annual interest rate will be determined by the following:

    118(a) All for-profit Applicants that own 100 percent of the ownership interest in the Development held by the general partner or managing member entity will receive a 1.5 percent per annum interest rate loan.

    152(b) All qualified non-profit Applicants that own 100 percent of the ownership interest in the Development held by the general partner or managing member entity will receive a 0 percent interest rate loan. For purposes of determining the annual HOME interest rate, the definition of Non-Profit found at rules 20167-48.002 202and 20367-48.0075, 204F.A.C., shall not apply; instead, qualified non-profit Applicants shall be those entities defined in 21824 CFR Part 92, 222Section 42(h)(5)(c), subsection 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the IRC and organized under chapter 617, F.S., if a Florida corporation, or organized under similar state law if organized in a jurisdiction other than Florida.

    255(c) If the Applicant is a Public Housing Authority, or if the Applicant is an entity created by a Public Housing Authority under section 279421.08, F.S., 281and such Public Housing Authority owns 100 percent of the ownership interest in the Development held by the general partner or managing member of such Applicant entity, the loans funded after February 20, 2011 will receive a 0 percent interest rate.

    322(d) 323An Applicant owned in part by a qualified non-profit or a Public Housing Authority, but which does not meet the requirements of paragraph (b) or (c), above, will, for loans funded after February 20, 2011, receive a 0 percent interest rate loan on the portion of the loan amount equal to the qualified non-profit’s or Public Housing Authority’s ownership interest in the Development held by the general partner or managing member of such Applicant entity. A 1.5 percent interest rate shall be charged on the balance of the loan amount. The interest rate charged on the total loan amount shall be determined by blending the rates proportionately. After closing, should the Applicant sell any portion of the Development ownership, the loan interest rate ratio will be adjusted to conform to the new percentage of ownership.

    458(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) through (d), above, the annual interest rate for those HOME loans closed after February 20, 2011 where the HOME Developments are at least partially financed with a MMRB Loan (as defined in rule chapter 67-21, F.A.C.) shall be as specified in an applicable competitive solicitation.

    510(3) The loans shall be non-amortizing and repayment of principal shall be deferred until maturity, unless otherwise recommended by the Credit Underwriter and approved by the Corporation. Unless otherwise provided in any competitive solicitation, the Corporation will consider the facts and circumstances, inclusive of the financial feasibility of the Development.

    560(a) For HOME Developments that are not at least partially financed with a MMRB Loan (as defined in rule chapter 67-21, F.A.C.), interest payments on the loan shall be paid to the Corporation’s servicer annually on the date specified in the Note.

    602(b) For HOME Developments that are at least partially financed with a MMRB Loan (as defined in rule chapter 67-21, F.A.C.) where the HOME loan closed after February 20, 2011:

    6321. Payment on the loans shall be based upon the Development Cash Flow as determined pursuant to the financial reporting requirements as provided in a competitive solicitation, or shall be due annually as determined by the Corporation’s Board of Directors. Such determination by the Board shall be based upon a written recommendation by the Credit Underwriter which has considered the economic and financial viability of the Development as well as the protection of the Corporation’s repayment of principal and interest. Any distribution or payment to the Principal(s) of the Applicant or Developer or any Affiliate of the Principal of the Applicant or Developer or any Affiliate of the Applicant or Developer, whether paid directly or indirectly, which was not expressly disclosed in determining debt service coverage in the Board approved final credit underwriting report, with the exception of payment of the Developer Fee allowable to maximum of 20 percent per year, will be added back to the amount of cash available for the HOME loan interest payment, pursuant to the financial reporting process, for the purpose of determining interest due. Interest may be deferred as set forth in subparagraph 3. below, without constituting a default on the loan.

    8302. The HOME loans shall be repaid from all Development Cash Flow, and Development Cash Flow shall be applied to pay the following items in order of priority:

    858a. All superior mortgage fees and debt service,

    866b. Development Expenses for the HOME Development plus up to 20 percent of total Developer Fees per year,

    884c. Interest payment on HOME loan balance as stated in subsection 89567-48.020(2), 896F.A.C., over the life of the HOME loan,

    904d. Interest payments on the HOME loan deferred from previous years,

    915e. Mandatory payment on subordinate mortgages.

    921After the full HOME loan interest has been paid, the Applicant shall retain all remaining monies, unless the Applicant chooses to prepay a portion of the loan balance.

    9493. The determination of Development Cash Flow, determination of payment priorities, and payment of interest on HOME loans shall occur annually. Any payments of accrued and unpaid interest due annually on HOME loans shall be deferred to the extent that Development Cash Flow is insufficient to make said payments pursuant to the payment priority schedule established in this rule chapter. If Development Cash Flow is under-reported and such report causes a deferral of HOME interest, such under-reporting shall constitute an event of default on the HOME loan. A penalty of 5 percent of any required payment shall be assessed.

    1048(4) As approved by the Board of Directors, loans which finance demonstration Developments or Developments located in a state or federally declared disaster area may be provided with forgivable terms.

    1078(5) The accumulation of all Development financing, including the HOME loan and all existing debt within a Development, may not exceed the Total Development Cost, as determined and certified by the Credit Underwriter.

    1111(6) Before disbursing any HOME funds, there must be a written agreement with the Applicant ensuring compliance with the requirements of the HOME Program pursuant to this rule chapter and 114124 CFR Part 92.

    1145(7) A representative of the Applicant and the managing company of the Development must attend a Corporation-sponsored training session on income certification and compliance procedures.

    1170(8) If the Development has 12 or more units to be developed under a single contract, the General Contractor and all available subcontractors shall attend a Corporation-sponsored preconstruction conference regarding federal labor standards provisions.

    1204(9) The Corporation shall require adequate insurance to be maintained on the Development as determined by the first mortgage lender, the Corporation, or the Corporation’s servicer, but which shall, in any case, include fire, hazard and other insurance as required by the terms and conditions outlined in a competitive solicitation.

    1254(10) All loans must provide that any violation of the terms and conditions described in this rule chapter or 127324 CFR Part 92 1277constitute a default under the HOME loan documents allowing the Corporation to accelerate its loan and seek foreclosure as well as any other remedies legally available to it.

    1305(11) If a default on a HOME loan occurs, the Corporation will commence legal action to protect the interest of the Corporation. The Corporation shall acquire real and personal property or any interest in the Development if that acquisition is necessary to protect any HOME loan; sell, transfer, and convey any such property to a buyer without regard to the provisions of chapters 253 and 270, F.S.; and, if that sale, transfer, or conveyance cannot be consummated within a reasonable time, lease the Development for occupancy by Eligible Persons.

    1394(12) The Corporation or its servicer shall monitor the compliance of each Development with all terms and conditions of the HOME loan and shall require that such terms and conditions be recorded in the public records of the county where the Development is located. Violation of any term or condition shall constitute a default during the term of the HOME loan.

    1455(13) The Applicant shall not refinance, increase the principal amount, or alter any terms or conditions of any mortgage superior or inferior to the HOME mortgage without prior approval of the Corporation’s Board of Directors. However, an Applicant may reduce the interest rate on any superior or inferior mortgage loan without the Board’s permission, provided that no other terms of the loan are changed. The Corporation must be notified of any such change.

    1528Following construction completion, the Corporation will recommend that the Board deny any requests to increase the amount of any superior mortgage, unless the criteria outlined in subsection 155567-48.0205(4), 1556F.A.C., are met, the original combined loan to value ratio for the superior mortgage and the HOME mortgage is maintained or improved, and a proportionate amount of the increase in the superior mortgage is used to reduce the outstanding HOME loan balance. To calculate the proportionate amount of the increase in the superior mortgage which must be paid toward the reduction of the HOME loan balance, the following calculation shall be used: divide the amount of the original HOME mortgage by the combined amount of the original HOME mortgage and the original superior mortgage; then multiply the quotient by the amount of the increase in the superior mortgage from the current balance. For example, if the amount of the original HOME mortgage is $2,000,000, the original superior mortgage is $4,400,000, with a current balance of $3,000,000, a proposed new superior mortgage of $5,000,000, then the amount of the increase in the superior mortgage would be $2,000,000, and the proportionate amount of the increase in the superior mortgage which must be paid toward the reduction of the HOME loan balance would be $625,000. This $625,000 would be applied first to accrued interest and then to principal.

    1763(14) Annually, within 151 Calendar Days following the Applicant’s fiscal year end, the Applicant shall provide an audited financial statement, the fully completed and executed annual reporting form, Financial Reporting Form SR-1, (Rev. 05-14), and any other financial reporting requirements as provided in a competitive solicitation. The Form SR-1, which is incorporated by reference and available from 1820http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10766, 1822shall be submitted to the Corporation’s servicer in both PDF format and in electronic form as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The initial submission will be due following the fiscal year within which the first unit is occupied. 1859In the case where the HOME Development contained occupied units at the time of acquisition, the initial submission will be due following the fiscal year within which the 12 month anniversary of the HOME loan closing is observed. 1897The audited financial statement is to be prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and audited in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America for the 12 month fiscal year period just ended and shall include:

    1945(a) Comparative Balance Sheet with prior year and current year balances;

    1956(b) Statement of revenue and expenses;

    1962(c) Statement of changes in fund balances or equity;

    1971(d) Statement of cash flows; and

    1977(e) Notes to financial statements.

    1982The financial statements referenced above should also be accompanied by a certification of the Applicant as to the accuracy of such financial statements. A late fee of $500 will be assessed by the Corporation for failure to submit the above documents by the stated deadline.

    2027(15) Unless and until a guarantor’s obligations for a HOME loan are terminated as approved in writing by the Corporation or its servicer, each guarantor shall furnish to the Corporation or its servicer financial statements as provided in paragraphs (a) through (c), below, as the Corporation or its servicer may reasonably request.

    2079(a) An audited financial statement to be prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and audited in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America for the 211712 month fiscal year period just ended, which 2125shall include:

    21271. Comparative Balance Sheet with prior year and current year balances,

    21382. Statement of revenue and expenses,

    21443. Statement of changes in fund balances or equity,

    21534. Statement of cash flows; and,

    21595. Notes to financial statements.

    2164The financial statements referenced above should also be accompanied by a certification of the guarantor(s) as to the accuracy of such financial statements, or

    2188(b) If an audited financial statement has not been prepared, a federal income tax return filed for the most recently completed year, or

    2211(c) For individual guarantors, if an audited financial statement is not available a financial statement certified as true and complete without qualification by such guarantor and a copy of the most recently filed individual federal income tax return.

    2249Rulemaking Authority 2251420.507, 2252420.508 FS. 2254Law Implemented 2256420.5089(7), 2257(8), (9) FS. History–New 7-22-96, Amended 12-23-96, 7-10-97, 1-6-98, Formerly 9I-48.020, Amended 11-9-98, 2-24-00, 2-22-01, 3-17-02, 4-6-03, 3-21-04, 2-7-05, 1-29-06, 4-1-07, 3-30-08, 8-6-09, 11-22-11, 10-9-13, 10-8-14, 9-15-16, Repromulgated 5-24-17, 7-8-18, Amended 7-11-19.

     

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