Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 67-21.027 - HC General Program Procedures and Requirements

(1) Each Housing Credit Development shall comply with the minimum Housing Credit Set-Aside provisions, as specified in Section 42(g)(1) of the IRC. Further, each Housing Credit Development shall comply with any additional Housing Credit Set-Aside chosen by the Applicant in the Application.
(2) The Development shall provide safe, sanitary and decent residential rental housing and shall be developed, constructed and operated in accordance with the commitments made and the facilities and services described in the Application at the time of submission to the Corporation. Applications will not be considered approved to receive an allocation of Housing Credits until the Corporation issues a Preliminary Determination to the Applicant and all contingencies of such documents are satisfied. Allocations are further contingent on the Applicant complying with its Application commitments, this rule chapter, and Section 42 of the IRC.
(3) All of the dwelling units within a Housing Credit Development shall be rented or available for rent on a continuous basis to members of the general public. The owner of the Housing Credit Development shall not give preference to any particular class or group in renting the dwelling units in the Housing Credit Development, except to the extent that dwelling units are required to be rented to Eligible Persons. All Housing Credit Developments must comply with the Fair Housing Act as implemented by 24 CFR Part 100, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as implemented by 24 CFR Part 8 ("Section 504 and its related regulations"), and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as implemented by 28 CFR Part 35. To the extent that a Housing Credit Development is not otherwise subject to Section 504 and its related regulations, the Housing Credit Development shall nevertheless comply with Section 504 and its related regulations as requirements of the Housing Credit Program to the same extent as if the Housing Credit Development were subject to Section 504 and its related regulations in all respects. To that end, for purposes of the Housing Credit Program, a Housing Credit Allocation shall be deemed "Federal financial assistance" within the meaning of that term as used in Section 504 and its related regulations for all Housing Credit Developments.
(4) Each Housing Credit Development shall complete the Final Cost Certification Application Package by the earlier of the following two dates:
(a) The date that is 90 Calendar Days after all the buildings in the Development have been placed in service, or
(b) The date that is 30 Calendar Days before the end of the calendar year for which the Final Housing Credit Allocation is requested.

The Corporation may grant extensions for good cause upon written request.

(5) Prior to execution of the limited partnership agreement or limited liability company operating agreement between the Applicant and the limited partners/members, the Applicant must receive written approval from the Corporation or its Credit Underwriter that the Housing Credit Syndicator is in good standing with the Corporation. Proceeding with execution of a partnership agreement or operating agreement with a Housing Credit Syndicator that is not in good standing shall result in withdrawal of the Housing Credit Allocation.
(6) The Final Cost Certification Application Package (Form FCCAP) shall be used by an Applicant to itemize all expenses incurred in association with construction or Rehabilitation of a Housing Credit Development, including Developer's and General Contractor's fees as described in Rule 67-21.026, F.A.C. Such form package shall be completed, executed and submitted to the Corporation by electronic file of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for the HC Development Final Cost Certification (DFCC) and the General Contractor Cost Certification (GCCC) included in the form package, along with the executed Extended Use Agreement and appropriate recording fees, IRS Tax Information Authorization Form 8821 for all Financial Beneficiaries if requested by the Corporation, a copy of the syndication agreement disclosing the rate and all terms, the required certified public accountant opinion letter for both the DFCC and GCCC, an unmodified audit report prepared by an independent certified public accountant for both the DFCC and GCCC, photographs of the completed Development, the monitoring fee, and documentation of the placed-in-service date as specified in the Form FCCAP instructions. The Final Housing Credit Allocation will not be issued until such time as all required items are received and processed by the Corporation. The Final Cost Certification Application Package (Form FCCAP) is adopted and incorporated herein by reference, effective 04-2023, and is available on the Corporation's website under the Multifamily Programs link labeled Non-Competitive Funding Programs or from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-15429, or by contacting the Housing Credit Program at 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1321.
(7) After the final evaluation and determination of the Housing Credit Allocation amount has been made by the Corporation and the Extended Use Agreement has been executed in accordance with Rule 67-21.029, F.A.C., the IRS Low-Income Housing Credit Allocation and Certification Forms 8609 are issued to the Applicant of the Housing Credit Development, as provided below. The Corporation will issue only one complete set of Forms 8609 per Development which will be no earlier than total Development completion, the Corporation's acceptance and approval of the Development's Final Cost Certification Application Package, and determination by the Corporation that all financial obligations for which an Applicant or Developer, or Principal, Affiliate or Financial Beneficiary of an Applicant or Developer is in arrears to the Corporation or any agent or assignee of the Corporation have been satisfied. At the time the Applicant's first tax return with which Form 8609-A is filed with the Internal Revenue Service, the Applicant must submit to the Corporation a copy of IRS Form 8609 with a completed Part II.
(8) Annually, within 151 Calendar Days following the Applicant's fiscal year end, the Applicant shall provide the Corporation with an audited financial statement and a fully completed and executed Financial Reporting Form (SR-1) (Rev. 01-23), which is incorporated by reference and available on the Corporation's website under the Property Owners & Managers link labeled Forms or from http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-15415. The audited financial statement and a copy of the signed Form SR-1, with Parts 1, 2, and 5 completed, shall be submitted in both PDF format and in electronic form as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to the Corporation at the following web address: financial.reporting@floridahousing.org. The initial submission will be due following the fiscal year within which the first unit is occupied. The initial submission for Housing Credit Developments that contain occupied units at the time of acquisition will be due following the fiscal year within which the 12 month anniversary of the closing is observed of either the Housing Credit equity partnership agreement or the acquisition of the development site, whichever comes first. The audited financial statement is to be prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and audited in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America for the 12 month fiscal year period just ended and shall include:
(a) Comparative Balance Sheet with prior year and current year balances;
(b) Statement of revenue and expenses;
(c) Statement of changes in fund balances or equity;
(d) Statement of cash flows; and,
(e) Notes to financial statements.

The financial statements referenced above should also be accompanied by a certification of the Applicant as to the accuracy of such financial statements. A late fee of $250 will be assessed by the Corporation for failure to submit the above documents by the stated deadline.

(9) The Corporation must approve, pursuant to rule Chapter 67-53, F.A.C., the Applicant's selection of a management company prior to the leasing of any units in the Development. The owner of a Development must notify the Corporation of an intended change in the management company prior to such company assuming responsibility for the Development.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 67-21.027

Rulemaking Authority 420.507, 420.508 FS. Law Implemented 420.5099 FS.

New 7-16-13, Amended by Florida Register Volume 41, Number 012, January 20, effective 2/2/2015, Amended by Florida Register Volume 42, Number 169, August 30, 2016 effective 9/15/2016, Repromulgated by Florida Register Volume 43, Number 090, May 9, 2017 effective 5/24/2017, Amended by Florida Register Volume 44, Number 124, June 26, 2018 effective 7/8/2018, Amended by Florida Register Volume 45, Number 123, June 25, 2019 effective 7/11/2019, Amended by Florida Register Volume 46, Number 112, June 9, 2020 effective 6/23/2020, Amended by Florida Register Volume 47, Number 086, May 4, 2021 effective 5/18/2021, Amended by Florida Register Volume 48, Number 120, June 21, 2022 effective 7/6/2022, Amended by Florida Register Volume 49, Number 114, June 13, 2023 effective 6/28/2023.

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