2021 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
PART 7 - Behavioral Health Services and Supports
CHAPTER 1 - Behavioral health continuum infrastructure program
Section 5960.35.


(a) The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:

(1) “Department” means the State Department of Health Care Services.

(2) “Program” means the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program authorized by this chapter.

(b) The following provisions shall apply to the implementation of this chapter:

(1) “Low-rent housing project,” as defined in Section 1 of Article XXXIV of the California Constitution, does not apply to any facility project pursuant to this section that meets any one of the following criteria:

(A) The development is privately owned housing, receiving no ad valorem property tax exemption, other than exemptions granted pursuant to subdivision (f) or (g) of Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, not fully reimbursed to all taxing entities, and not more than 49 percent of the dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations of the development may be occupied by persons of low income.

(B) The development is privately owned housing, is not exempt from ad valorem taxation by reason of any public ownership, and is not financed with direct long-term financing from a public body.

(C) The development is intended for owner-occupancy, which may include a limited-equity housing cooperative as defined in Section 50076.5 of the Health and Safety Code, or cooperative or condominium ownership, rather than for rental-occupancy.

(D) The development consists of newly constructed, privately owned, one-to-four family dwellings not located on adjoining sites.

(E) The development consists of existing dwelling units leased by the state public body from the private owner of these dwelling units.

(F) The development consists of the rehabilitation, reconstruction, improvement or addition to, or replacement of, dwelling units of a previously existing low-rent housing project, or a project previously or currently occupied by lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

(G) The development consists of the acquisition, rehabilitation, reconstruction, improvement, or any combination thereof, of a development which, prior to the date of the transaction to acquire, rehabilitate, reconstruct, improve, or any combination thereof, was subject to a contract for federal or state public body assistance for the purpose of providing affordable housing for low-income households and maintains, or enters into, a contract for federal or state public body assistance for the purpose of providing affordable housing for low-income households.

(2) “Tribal entity” shall mean a federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, or urban Indian organization, as defined in Section 1603 of Title 25 of the United States Code.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 143, Sec. 355. (AB 133) Effective July 27, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 5960.45.)

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