CA Health & Safety Code Section 50746

Each contract pursuant to Section 50745 shall be recorded or referenced in a recorded document in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the rental housing development is located, and shall be indexed by the recorder in the grantor index to the name of the sponsor and in the grantee index to the name of the State of California. The contract shall contain at least the following provisions:


The amount and terms of payments to be provided under this article, including specific items to be covered by such payments.


A description of the way in which the payments will be used to provide affordable rents to eligible households occupying assisted units within the rental housing development.


Projected rent levels for all units, and the number of units to be occupied by eligible households.


Requirements for payment of prevailing wage rates on construction.


A requirement for a periodic report to be made at least annually by the agency or local finance entity which shall include, at a minimum, information on the fiscal condition of the rental housing development, the maintenance of such development, and the number of units occupied by eligible households.


A provision for department approval prior to the execution of the terms of the regulatory agreement to be entered into between the sponsor and the agency or local finance entity pursuant to Section 50749.


A provision that failure to operate the rental housing development in accordance with the regulatory agreement shall be deemed a violation of the regulatory agreement or deed of trust, as the case may be. In the alternative or in addition, the contract may contain a lien on the rental housing development for the purpose of securing performance of the agreement. Such lien shall include a legal description of the assisted real property which is subject to the lien and shall specify the duration of the lien upon the assisted real property.


Standards which govern selection of tenants by housing sponsors to ensure occupancy by eligible households consistent with the requirements of Sections 50736 and 50739 and the terms of occupancy agreements to be used in rental housing developments.


Provisions sufficient to ensure that dwelling units in the rental housing development available to and occupied by eligible households in accordance with Section 50736 and in accordance with the written agreement required by Section 50739 remain available to such households for a period of not less than 30 years or the duration of the long-term financing, whichever is greater.


Provisions which specify the timing and manner in which payments are made by the department so as to ensure the economic feasibility of the rental housing development and to protect the interests of the state.


A provision making the covenants and conditions of the contract binding upon successors in interest of the sponsor.
( l) When the sponsor is not a nonprofit housing sponsor or a local public entity, a provision limiting distribution of the sponsor’s earnings to an annual amount no greater than 6 percent of the sponsor’s actual investment (excluding unaccrued liabilities of the sponsor) in the rental housing development. The department may allow an earnings distribution of no greater than 10 percent on a nonelderly rental housing development if the department finds it necessary to do so to fulfill the requirements of Section 50736. With respect to such nonelderly rental housing developments, the department may adopt regulations consistent with this section governing the conditions under which an earnings distribution over 6 percent but not to exceed 10 percent may be allowed.


A provision which specifies the conditions under which the department and agency may enforce the regulatory agreement with respect to a rental housing development financed by the agency.


Provisions necessary for the administration, disbursement, and protection of annuity fund payments including provisions specifying the conditions under which the department may recover or reallocate all or any part of such payments for the benefit of eligible households in existing or additional assisted units.


Provisions (1) governing the recovery and reallocation by the department of rent revenues derived by the sponsor from the assisted units and which are not necessary to defray costs of operation attributable to such units and (2) specifying the return on the sponsor’s investment pursuant to subdivision (b). Such rent revenue shall be handled by the department in the same manner as annuity payments recovered pursuant to subdivision (n).


Authorization for the agency or local finance entity to fix and alter rents pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (c) of Section 50749.


Any other provisions necessary to carry out the purposes and to exercise the powers granted by this chapter.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 50746’s source at ca​.gov