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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 10. Virginia Housing Development Authority
Chapter 20. Rules and Regulations for Multi-Family Housing Developments
8/5/2020

13VAC10-20-20. Income Limits and General Restrictions.

All of the units in each development financed under this chapter shall be occupied or held available for occupancy by persons and families whose adjusted family incomes, as of the date of their initial occupancy of such units, do not exceed 150% of the area median gross income as determined by the authority; provided, however, that in the case of any development which is subject as of April 30, 1998, to the income limit of seven times the rents, including utilities except telephone, applicable to the units therein (or the lesser of such income limit and any other income limit), all of the units in such development shall be occupied or held available for occupancy by persons and families whose adjusted family incomes, as of the date of their initial occupancy of such units, do not exceed seven times the rents, including utilities except telephone, applicable to the units therein, unless the authority and the mortgagor shall agree to apply the income limit of 150% of the area median gross income as described above. The applicable income limit set forth in the preceding sentence shall also apply to persons and families at the time of reexamination and redetermination of their adjusted family incomes and eligibility subsequent to their initial occupancy. The foregoing income limits shall apply to all developments for which the board or the executive director approves mortgage loans on or after May 1, 1998, and all developments for which the board has approved mortgage loans prior to May 1, 1998, notwithstanding the inclusion of other income limits in the resolutions authorizing such mortgage loans or in any agreements executed prior to May 1, 1998, by and between the authority and the mortgagors of such developments.

The board may establish, in the resolution authorizing any mortgage loan to finance a development under this chapter, or the executive director may require, in the commitment for such mortgage loan, income limits lower than those provided herein or in the authority's rules and regulations for the occupants of the units in such development.

Furthermore, in the case of developments which are subject to federal mortgage insurance or assistance or are financed by notes or bonds exempt from federal income taxation, federal regulations may establish lower income limitations which in effect supersede the authority's income limits as described above.

If federal law or rules and regulations impose limitations on the incomes of the persons or families who may occupy all or any of the units in a development, the adjusted family incomes of applicants for occupancy of all of the units in the development shall be computed, for the purpose of determining eligibility for occupancy thereof hereunder and under the authority's rules and regulations, in the manner specified in such federal law and rules and regulations, subject to such modifications as the executive director shall require or approve in order to facilitate processing, review and approval of such applications.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, all developments and the processing thereof under the terms hereof must comply with (i) the Act; (ii) the applicable federal laws and regulations governing the federal tax exemption of the notes or bonds issued by the authority to finance such developments; (iii) in the case of developments subject to federal mortgage insurance or other assistance, all applicable federal laws and regulations relating thereto; and (iv) the requirements set forth in the resolutions pursuant to which the notes or bonds are issued by the authority to finance the developments. Copies of the authority's note and bond resolutions are available upon request.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-55.30:3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR400-02-0001 § 2, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Volume 04, Issue 12, eff. February 16, 1988; Volume 04, Issue 16, eff. April 20, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 08, eff. December 16, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 1989; Volume 08, Issue 06, eff. November 15, 1991; Volume 11, Issue 06, eff. November 16, 1994; Volume 12, Issue 14, eff. February 28, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. May 1, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 02, eff. September 20, 2002.

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