24 CFR 982.625 - Homeownership option: General.
(c)Forms of homeownership assistance.
(i) Monthly homeownership assistance payments; or
(ii) A single downpayment assistance grant.
(2)Prohibition against combining forms of homeownership assistance. A family may only receive one form of homeownership assistance. Accordingly, a family that includes a person who was an adult member of a family that previously received either of the two forms of homeownership assistance may not receive the other form of homeownership assistance from any PHA.
(d)PHA choice to offer homeownership options.
(1) The PHA may choose to offer either or both forms of homeownership assistance under this subpart, or choose not to offer either form of assistance. However, the PHA must offer either form of homeownership assistance if necessary as a reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities in accordance with § 982.601(b)(3).
(2) It is the sole responsibility of the PHA to determine whether it is reasonable to implement a homeownership program as a reasonable accommodation. The PHA will determine what is reasonable based on the specific circumstances and individual needs of the person with a disability. The PHA may determine that it is not reasonable to offer homeownership assistance as a reasonable accommodation in cases where the PHA has otherwise opted not to implement a homeownership program.
(f) The PHA must approve a live-in aide if needed as a reasonable accommodation so that the program is readily accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities in accordance with part 8 of this title. (See § 982.316 concerning occupancy by a live-in aide.)
(g) The PHA must have the capacity to operate a successful Section 8 homeownership program. The PHA has the required capacity if it satisfies either paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of this section.
(1) The PHA establishes a minimum homeowner downpayment requirement of at least 3 percent of the purchase price for participation in its Section 8 homeownership program, and requires that at least one percent of the purchase price come from the family's personal resources;
(i) Be provided, insured, or guaranteed by the state or Federal government;
(ii) Comply with secondary mortgage market underwriting requirements; or
(iii) Comply with generally accepted private sector underwriting standards; or
(h)Recapture of homeownership assistance. A PHA shall not impose or enforce any requirement for the recapture of voucher homeownership assistance on the sale or refinancing of a home purchased with assistance under the homeownership option.
(i)Applicable requirements. The following specify what regulatory provisions (under the heading “homeownership option”) are applicable to either or both forms of homeownership assistance (except as otherwise specifically provided):
(1)Common provisions. The following provisions apply to both forms of homeownership assistance:
(i) Section 982.625 (General);
(ii) Section 982.626 (Initial requirements);
(iii) Section 982.627 (Eligibility requirements for families);
(iv) Section 982.628 (Eligible units);
(vi) Section 982.630 (Homeownership counseling);
(ix) Section 982.636 (Portability);
(xi) Section 982.641 (Applicability of other requirements).
(ii) Section 982.634 (Maximum term of homeownership assistance);
(v) Section 982.639 (Administrative fees).