24 CFR § 963.5 - Definitions.

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§ 963.5 Definitions.

The terms HUD and Public housing agency (PHA) are defined in 24 CFR part 5.

Act. The U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437).

Alternative procurement process. The alternative method of public housing contract award available to public housing agencies and eligible resident-owned businesses under the conditions set forth in this part.

Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). See definition in 24 CFR 968.105.

Certification. A written assertion based on supporting evidence, which shall be kept available for inspection by the Secretary, the Inspector General, and the public, which assertion shall be deemed to be accurate for purposes of this part, unless the Secretary determines otherwise after inspecting the evidence and providing due notice and opportunity for comment.

Contract or public housing contract. Any contract awarded by a PHA for services, supplies, or construction necessary for the development, operation, modernization, or maintenance of public housing.

Management officials. The individuals who possess the power to make the day-to-day, as well as major, decisions on matters of management, policy, and operations of the resident-owned business.

Principal. An owner, partner, director, or management official of the resident-owned business with the power and authority to represent the business and to execute contract, leases, agreements, and other documents on behalf of the business.

Public housing or public housing development. Any public housing development which is owned by a Public Housing Agency (PHA) and is receiving funds under an Annual Contribution Contract (ACC).

Public housing resident. Any individual who resides in public housing as a signatory on a public housing lease, or as a member of the family of the individual(s) who is the signatory on the public housing lease.

Resident-owned business. Any business concern which is owned and controlled by public housing residents. (The term “resident-owned business” includes sole proprietorships.) For purposes of this part, “owned and controlled” means a business:

(1) Which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more public housing residents; and

(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more such individuals.

All securities which constitute ownership or control of a corporation for purposes of establishing the business as a resident-owned business shall be held directly by the public housing residents. No securities held in trust, or by any guardian for a minor, shall be considered as held by the public housing resident in determining the ownership or control of a corporation.
[57 FR 20189, May 11, 1992, as amended at 61 FR 5215, Feb. 9, 1996]