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Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program of 2002   

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The Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program of 2002 is hereby established, to provide assistance in the amount of the applicable school facility fee on affordable housing. The Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program of 2002 shall, with funds provided by the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Acts of 2002 and 2004 (Part 68.1 (commencing with Section 100600) of the Education Code; and Part 68.2 (commencing with Section 100800) of the Education Code), provide the following assistance:

(a) Downpayment assistance to the purchaser of any newly constructed residential structure in a development project in an economically distressed area in the amount of school facility fees paid pursuant to Section 65995.5 or 65995.7 of the Government Code, less the amount that would be required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 65995 of the Government Code, notwithstanding Sections 65995.5 and 65995.7 of the Government Code, if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The development project is located in a county with an unemployment rate that equals or exceeds 125 percent of the state unemployment rate.

(2) Five hundred or more residential structures have been constructed in the county during 2001.

(3) A building permit for an eligible residential structure in the project is issued by the local agency on or after January 1, 2002.

(4) The eligible residential structure is to be owner occupied for at least five years. If a structure is owner occupied for fewer than five years, the recipient of the assistance shall repay the School Facilities Fee Assistance Fund the amount of the assistance, on a prorated basis.

(5) The sales price of the eligible residential structure does not exceed 175 percent of the median sales price of residential structures in the county during the average of the previous five years.

(b) Downpayment assistance to the purchaser of any newly constructed residential structure in a development project in the aggregate amount of school facility fees paid pursuant to one, all, or any combination of subdivision (b) of Section 65995, Section 65995.5, or Section 65995.7 of the Government Code for the eligible residential structure if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The assistance is provided to a qualified first-time home buyer pursuant to Section 50068.5.

(2) The qualified first-time home buyer does not exceed the lower or moderate-income requirements in Section 50093.

(3) A building permit for an eligible residential structure in the project is issued by the local agency on or after January 1, 2002.

(4) The eligible residential structure is to be owner occupied for at least five years. If a structure is owner occupied for fewer than five years, the recipient of the assistance shall repay the School Facilities Fee Assistance Fund the amount of the assistance, on a prorated basis.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 935, Sec. 18.)