Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7950 - Definitions

"Allowable costs" mean expenditures for eligible activities. See Section 7961.

"Capital Development Grant" means a grant of up to $150,000 from the EHAF made to defray costs of capital development activities such as the acquisition, construction, conversion, expansion, reconstruction or rehabilitation of real property or the purchase of equipment for emergency shelter or transitional housing where the combined cost of these activities at a single site exceeds $20,000. See section 7966.

"Client" is the person or household provided client housing or rental assistance funded by a program grant.

"Client housing" is the general term used in these regulations to describe emergency shelter, transitional housing, or vouchers provided to the client to meet emergency or transitional housing needs pursuant to this subchapter.

"Construction" means building a new structure, or expanding an existing structure, which will provide emergency shelter and/or transitional housing.

"Construction or service contractor" refers to the parties with whom a grantee contracts for construction services or equipment.

"Conversion" means the alteration of nonresidential space within an existing structure to create space for emergency shelter and/or transitional housing.

"Day" means calendar day.

"Department" means the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

"Director" means the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

"DLB" is the acronym for "designated local board" which is a group, including social service providers and a representative of local government, that has met Department requirements for distribution of grants allocated by the Department pursuant to chapter 11.5 of the Health and Safety Code. See section 7952.

"EHAF" is the acronym for the "Emergency Housing and Assistance Fund established by section 50800.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

"EHAP" is the acronym for the "Emergency Housing and Assistance Program" established by Health and Safety Code section 50800.

"Eligible activities" mean those activities upon which program funds may be expended. See section 7961.

"Eligible organization" means an agency of local government or a nonprofit corporation that provides, or contracts with community organizations to provide, emergency shelter or transitional housing, or both. See section 7959.

"Emergency shelter" means housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons that is limited to occupancy of six months or less by a homeless person and that is not withheld due to a client's inability to pay.

"Grant" or "program grant" means a grant of monies from the Emergency Housing and Assistance Fund.

"Grantee" is the recipient of a grant, who enters into a Standard Agreement with the Department to provide specified eligible activities.

"Interested party or parties" means, for Department or DLB purposes, anyone who has informed the Department or the DLB, respectively, that they wish to receive information concerning the Department's or the DLB's EHAP activities and shall include any person who has spoken at a meeting of the Department or the DLB regarding EHAP or communicated in writing with the Department or the DLB concerning its EHAP activities during the prior year.

"LESS" is the acronym for "local emergency shelter strategy," a planning and evaluation document which is developed for a region by a DLB and which provides the basis for the selection of grantees and for monitoring subsequent grantee activities. See section 7955.

"Local organization" is the local group eligible to apply to the Department for designation as a DLB. See sections 7952 and 7953.

"Milestone" means a measurable objective toward the achievement of the project or program goals.

"NOFA" is the acronym for a "notice of funding availability" described in section 7958.

"Nonurban county" means any county with a population of less than 200,000, as published in the most recent edition of Population Estimates of California Cities and Counties, E-1, prepared by the Department of Finance, Population Research Unit.

"Operating Facility Grant" means a grant of up to $50,000 in program funds made to defray costs of eligible activities including facility operations and administration, residential rental assistance, leasing or renting rooms for provision of temporary shelter, and up to $20,000 per site in capital development-type activities, as described in Health and Safety Code section 50803 and in section 7963.

"Program" means the Emergency Housing and Assistance Program (EHAP).

"Rank" means the order of eligible applications for funding based only on the rating established pursuant to the applicable grant selection criteria.

"Rating" means the process by which eligible applications are evaluated and given an overall numerical or relative value based on the numerical or relative value(s) assigned to each of the identified selection criteria described in the NOFA to which the applicant is responding.

"Reconstruction" means replacing an existing structure with a structure of similar size and type, which will be used to provide emergency shelter and/or transitional housing.

"Region" means a county or a consortium of counties voluntarily banding together by action of a designated local board.

"Rehabilitation" means making repairs or improvements to a building necessary to correct substandard conditions as defined by section 17920.3 of the Health and Safety Code. As used in these regulations, rehabilitation may include reconstruction or conversion.

"RTE" is the acronym for "responsible technical entity", an entity determined by the Department to have the expertise in housing construction and development necessary to make determinations about the feasibility of a proposed capital development project for which program funding is sought. See section 7954.

"Site" means a given parcel or contiguous parcel(s) of land, generally distinguished by a tax assessor's parcel number(s), developed or to be developed with emergency shelter and/or transitional housing.

"Transitional housing" means housing with supportive services that is limited to occupancy of up to 24 months that is exclusively designated and targeted for recently homeless persons. Transitional housing includes self-sufficiency development services, with the ultimate goals of moving recently homeless persons to permanent housing as quickly as possible, and limits rents and service fees to an ability-to-pay formula reasonably consistent with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's requirements for subsidized housing for low-income persons.

"Urban county" means any county that is not a "nonurban county."

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 25, § 7950

Note: Authority cited: Sections 50402, 50801.5 and 50806.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 50800 through 50804.5, Health and Safety Code.

1. Amendment of subchapter heading and repealer and new section filed 3-18-94 as an emergency; operative 3-18-94 (Register 94, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-18-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. For prior history, see Register 85, No. 37.
2. Amendment of subchapter heading and repealer and new section refiled 7-8-94 as an emergency; operative 7-8-94 (Register 94, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-7-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Amendment of subchapter heading and repealer and new section refiled 10-31-94 as an emergency; operative 10-31-94 (Register 94, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-28-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Amendment of subchapter heading and repealer and new section refiled 2-15-95 as an emergency; operative 2-15-95 (Register 95, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-15-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Amendment of subchapter heading and repealer and new section refiled 6-15-95 as an emergency; operative 6-15-95 (Register 95, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-13-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-15-95 order including amendment of section transmitted to OAL 6-26-95 and filed 7-12-95 (Register 95, No. 28).

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