Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Financing of Housing

Procedure Prior To Financing Of Housing Developments

90-6-109. Procedure prior to financing of housing developments. (1) The board may finance housing developments under this part only when the board finds that:

(a) there exists a shortage of decent, safe, and sanitary housing at rentals or prices which persons and families of lower income can afford within the general housing market area to be served by the proposed housing development;

(b) private enterprise has not provided an adequate supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the housing market area at rentals or prices which persons or families of lower income can afford or provided sufficient mortgage financing for housing developments for occupancy by persons or families of lower income;

(c) the housing sponsor undertaking the proposed housing development in this state will supply well planned, well designed housing, and such sponsors are financially responsible;

(d) the housing development to be assisted under this part will be of public use and will provide a public benefit, taking into account the existence of local government comprehensive plans, housing and land use plans and regulations, areawide plans, and other public desires;

(e) the housing development does not involve the construction of second homes (for purposes of this paragraph, "second home" means a home which would not qualify as the primary residence of the taxpayer for federal income tax purposes relating to capital gains on the sale or exchange of residential property); and

(f) as to direct loans it is necessary to qualify for federal funds.

(2) The findings required under subsection (1) must be made after a public hearing whenever the financing of housing relates to a development for rental units owned by a for-profit housing sponsor. The board shall conduct the hearing unless it directs the governing body of the local government in which the proposed housing development is to be located to conduct the hearing.

History: En. 35-506 by Sec. 7, Ch. 461, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 35-506; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 359, L. 1983.