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A01410 Summary:

SPONSORSantabarbara (MS)
COSPNSRAbinanti, Cahill, Mosley, Montesano, Ortiz, Cook, Benedetto, Blake, Richardson, Steck, Stirpe, Miller MG, Lentol, Palmesano, Barrett, Ramos, Weprin, Jaffee, Hunter
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Englebright, Raia, Titus
Amd §45-b, Priv Hous Fin L
Relates to affordable housing for persons with a disability or having attained the age of sixty-two; establishes a developmentally disabled and elderly adult accessory apartment loan program.
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A01410 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Santabarbara (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the private housing finance law, in relation to afforda- ble housing for persons with disabilities and those having attained the age of sixty-two   PURPOSE: To establish a developmentally disabled and elderly adult accessory apartment loan program.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This proposal would add a new paragraph (i) to subdivision 7 of section 45-b of the private housing finance law to establish this accessory apartment loan program.   JUSTIFICATION: At this time, about 1 in 68 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. This statistic highlights a growing phenomenon as these children become adults living with autism. This legislation seeks to allow a more flexible approach to housing at a time when thousands of residents with developmental disabilities are in need of placement. Currently, autistic adults have one primary option: community-based housing in which they share a group home. Many families are concerned that adults with autism are not receiving an appropriate level of care addressing their specific needs. Similarly, older adults may face many of the same obstacles in attaining the appropriate level of care needed. This bill would establish a developmentally disabled and elderly adult accessory apartment loan program, allowing individuals and families to leverage their own resources and potentially create housing at a lower cost to the state. The program would allow owner-occupiers of single family homes, including families of persons with disabilities, to get an interest free, potentially deferred payment loan for up to $50K or 50% of construction costs to add an accessory unit of up to two bedrooms, provided a deed restriction is in place that requires a person who has a developmental disability to reside on the property.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A8696 - ordered to third reading rules cal.341 2017-18: A220 - referred to housing   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
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