Chapter 175-1 General Provisions

175-1-01 Notice procedure.

The procedure of the agency for giving public notice for the adoption, amendment or rescission of the rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code shall be as follows:

(A) The agency shall cause:

(1) A statement of its intention to consider adopting, amending or rescinding a rule;

(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule to be rescinded or a general statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates;

(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending or rescinding the rule;

(4) The date, time, and place of hearing on the proposed action, to be included on the register of Ohio at least thirty days prior to the hearing.

(B) The agency shall furnish the public notice required under section 119.03 of the Revised Code and as detailed by paragraph (A) of this rule to any person who requests notice in writing and pays a reasonable fee, not to exceed the cost of copying and mailing.

(C) Prior to the effective date of the rule, amendment, or rescission, the agency shall make a reasonable effort to inform those affected by the rule, amendment or rescission and to have available for distribution to those requesting it, the full text of the rule as adopted, amended or rescinded.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/27/2014 and 02/27/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 175.05
Rule Amplifies: 175.05
Prior Effective Dates: 3-30-84 (Emer.), 6-18-84 (Emer.), 3-23-04

175-1-02 General provisions.

(A) Under extreme exigent circumstances and not in contradiction of any provision under the ORC or agency rules, the agency may waive specific provisions of the rules in this chapter where good cause is shown and adequate supporting documentation is provided. Any waiver is at the sole discretion of the agency, subject to applicable provisions of the Revised Code and Internal Revenue Code.

(B) The agency shall not issue obligations to provide financing for any project unless the owners have satisfied the general requirements set forth in the rules in this chapter. The agency reserves the right to impose additional specific requirements with respect to any particular project. Compliance with the rules in this chapter by an applicant does not and shall not create any right by such applicant to a commitment or assurance that financing will be provided by the agency.

(C) The agency shall not provide funding for any project or home unless such project or home are located entirely within the boundaries of the state of Ohio.

(D) Projects assisted with funds from the agency shall be made available without discrimination or preference based on race, age, sex, ancestry, national origin, religion, veteran status, or disability and the recipient of funds must agree to affirmatively market the units.

(E) Funding provided by the agency for any project or home is subject to the availability of funds and limitations otherwise prescribed by law.

(F) The agency shall establish specific occupancy and eligibility requirements in program guidelines.

(G) The agency shall issue and amend guidelines from time to time to establish procedures to amplify rules in this chapter.

Effective: 05/19/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/27/2014 and 05/19/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 175.05
Rule Amplifies: 175.01
Prior Effective Dates: 6-18-84 (Emer.), 12-29-87, 8-9-93, 3-23-04

175-1-03 Definitions.

Unless already defined in section 175.01 of the Revised Code, as used in agency 175 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Agency" shall mean the Ohio housing finance agency, an agency of the state of Ohio.

(B) "Lending institution" shall mean any domestic savings and loan association as defined in section 1151.01 of the Revised Code, any service corporation, the entire stock of which is owned by one or more such savings and loan association, a bank which has its principal place of business located in this state, or a bank subsidiary corporation as defined in division (C) of section 1101.01 of the Revised Code, which is wholly owned by a bank having its principal place of business located in this state, any mortgage lender whose regular business is originating, servicing, or brokering real estate loans qualified to do business in this state, or any mortgage approved by the federal housing administrator or qualified to do business in this state.

(C) "Limited profit entity" shall mean:

(1) A limited partnership in which at least one general or limited partner is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of ownership and/or operation of a housing development;

(2) A for profit subsidiary wholly owned by a nonprofit corporation engaged in the development of low-and moderate-income housing; or

(3) Any other business association, including, but not limited to limited liability companies, which by reason of its organizational documents preclude its partners, members, shareholders, or other controlling or participating entity from receiving income, dividends, or other remuneration in excess of a fixed percentage of the profits, derived from the ownership or operation of a housing development. The agency reserves the right to make conclusive determinations as to the sufficiency, reasonableness, and propriety of all applicants seeking eligibility as a limited profit entity under this program.

(D) "Loan" shall mean a loan made to or through a deposit with a lending institution to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of residential housing, including loans to lending institutions for those purposes.

(E) "Private developer" shall mean any individual, firm, corporation or entity, other than a nonprofit corporation, limited profit entity, or public corporation.

(F) "Public corporation" shall mean a metropolitan housing authority created pursuant to Chapter 3735. of the Revised Code, or nonprofit corporation created by such metropolitan housing authority or any municipal corporation, or state agency, body corporate and politic or public entity or public corporation established pursuant to state and federal law and having as one of its powers the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of housing or the assistance thereof.

(G) "Project" shall mean housing determined by the agency to be eligible for financing.

(H) "Sponsor" shall mean any nonprofit corporation, limited profit entity, or public corporation.

For any terms used in this chapter and not defined in this rule, the definitions contained in Chapter 175 of the Revised Code should be used.

Effective: 05/19/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/27/2014 and 05/19/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 175.05
Rule Amplifies: 175.01
Prior Effective Dates: 12-2-78, 6-18-84, 5-30-92, 8-9-93, 3-19-98, 3-23-04, 6-8-09

175-1-04 Multifamily notification process.

(A) Project address. In supplying the project address as required under the notification process set forth in section 175.07 of the Revised Code, it shall be sufficient, when it is not fully known what addresses shall be included in a multifamily rental development, to indicate that the project will be built within an area with a clearly identified boundary of designated streets or other geographic boundaries, or on parcel numbers included in the notice or by other reasonable means that will identify the approximate location of the project.

(B) Summary of programs. In supplying the summary of the programs that the project will utilize, as required under the notification process set forth in section 175.07 of the Revised Code, the applicant shall only be required to identify financing programs that are offered by the Ohio housing finance agency.

Replaces: 175-1-04

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/27/2014 and 02/27/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 175.05
Rule Amplifies: 175.07
Prior Effective Dates: 12-2-78, 7-12-84, 12-29-87, 8-9-93, 3-19-98, 6-8-09

175-1-05 Annual reporting process.

(A) The agency shall include, at a minimum, the following in the annual report of its programs:

(1) A complete listing of the recipients of low-income housing tax credits awarded by the agency duriing the fiscal year; and

(2) A complete listing of the low-income housing tax credit syndication and direct investor entitites for projects that received the form(s) 8609 during the fiscal year.

(B) After submission of the annual report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate, the agency shall request to appear before the appropriate committees of the house of representatives and senate to testify in regards to its financial report and annual report of its programs.

Effective: 05/19/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 175.05
Rule Amplifies: 175.04