Sec. Adm 89.02 - Definitions

ยง Adm 89.02. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) "Administrative cost" means any cost incurred by the eligible applicant in the course of operating this program that is not directly expended for payments to or on behalf of participating households.

(2) "Cooperative housing" means housing owned by a corporation where the stockholders are entitled to occupancy of real estate (i.e., apartments) through proprietary leases or other like arrangements.

(3) "Department" means the department of administration.

(4) "Eligible applicant" means any of the following: the governing body of a county, city, village or town; the elected governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state; a housing authority; a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181, Stats.; a cooperative organized under ch. 185, Stats., if the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the cooperative limit the rate of dividend that may be paid on all classes of stock; a religious society organized under ch. 187, Stats.

(5) "Handicapped" means, with respect to a person: a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities; or a record of having such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to alcohol or a controlled substance as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act 21 USC 802.

(6) "Household" means an individual or individuals occupying or planning to occupy a residence, or a resident of a congregate or group living facility.

(7) "Low income" means gross annual household income at or below 50% of the county median income adjusted for household size.

(8) "Moderate income" means gross annual household income of greater than 50% but not more than 80% of the county median income adjusted for household size.

Note: County median income tables are published annually by the U.S. department of housing and urban development.

(9) "Rent" means the cost paid by a non-owner household occupying a premises for occupancy privileges and includes: monthly rent payments; security deposit; first and last month's rent: escrows that will be applied toward a down payment on the purchase of a dwelling; or membership fees and carrying charges associated with units leased from a housing cooperative or a nonprofit corporation that develops, owns, or manages housing with a significant degree of resident involvement.

(Cr. Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 6, Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.)

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