42 U.S. Code § 12713 - Eligibility under first-time homebuyer programs

(a) Eligibility of displaced homemakers and single parents for Federal assistance for first-time homebuyers
(1) Displaced homemakers
No individual who is a displaced homemaker may be denied eligibility under any Federal program to assist first-time homebuyers on the basis that the individual, while a homemaker, owned a home with his or her spouse or resided in a home owned by the spouse.
(2) Single parents
No individual who is a single parent may be denied eligibility under any Federal program to assist first-time homebuyers on the basis that the individual, while married, owned a home with his or her spouse or resided in a home owned by the spouse.
(b) Definitions
For purposes of this section:
(1) Displaced homemaker
The term “displaced homemaker” means an individual who—
(A) is an adult;
(B) has not worked full-time, full-year in the labor force for a number of years but has, during such years, worked primarily without remuneration to care for the home and family; and
(C) is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.
(2) First-time homebuyer
The term “first-time homebuyer” means an individual who has never, or has not during a specified period of time, had any present ownership interest in a principal residence.
(3) Single parent
The term “single parent” means an individual who—
(A) is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse; and
(B)
(i) has 1 or more minor children for whom the individual has custody or joint custody; or
(ii) is pregnant.
(c) Applicability
This section shall apply to any Federal program to assist first-time homebuyers, unless the program is exempted from this section by a statute that amends this subsection or explicitly refers to this subsection.

Source

(Pub. L. 101–625, title IX, § 956,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4421.)
Codification

Section was enacted as part of title IX of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, and not as part of title I of such Act which comprises this subchapter.

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