HB-6493, As Passed House, November 12, 2008
HOUSE BILL NO. 6493
A bill to amend 1966 PA 346, entitled
"State housing development authority act of 1966,"
(MCL 125.1401 to 125.1499c) by adding chapter 3B.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 59. (1) The definitions in section 11 apply to this
chapter unless otherwise provided in this chapter.
(2) As used in this chapter:
(a) "Area median income" means the median income for the area
as determined under section 8 of the United States housing act of
1937, 42 USC 1437f, adjusted for family size.
(b) "Income" means an amount determined in a manner consistent
with the determination of lower income families under section 8 of
the United States housing act of 1937, 42 USC 1437f.
(c) "Supportive housing property" means property that meets
all of the following requirements:
(i) Is developed by an organization exempt under section
501(c)(3) of the of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 501.
(ii) Is occupied by 1 or more persons with incomes at or below
30% of the area median income who receive services either directly
from or contracted for by an organization identified in
subparagraph (i), which services include, but are not limited to,
mental health, substance abuse, counseling, and assistance with
(iii) Consists of not more than 6 individual living units.
Sec. 59a. (1) The owner of supportive housing property shall
file with the local assessing officer a notification of that
status, which shall be in an affidavit form as provided by the
authority. The completed affidavit form first shall be submitted to
the authority for certification by the authority, subject to the
limitations provided in section 59b, that the project is supportive
housing property. The owner then shall file the certified
notification of the exemption with the local assessing officer
before November 1 of the year preceding the tax year in which the
exemption is to begin.
(2) An owner of property for which certification as supportive
housing property is denied or a local unit of government in which
property certified as supportive housing property is located may
appeal the authority's determination to the circuit court of the
county in which the property is located.
Sec. 59b. (1) In each year, the authority shall certify not
more than 250 individual living units as supportive housing
property. When the authority determines that it has certified as
supportive housing property 250 individual living units for that
year, the authority shall not certify any other parcel of property
as supportive housing property in that year.
(2) Each year, 50% of the living units the authority certifies
as supportive housing property shall be existing, already operating
supportive housing projects and 50% of the living units the
authority certifies as supportive housing property shall be new
projects that have never been supportive housing projects. However,
if the number of applications for certification for existing
projects accounts for less than 50% of the number of living units
that may be certified as supportive housing property for that year,
the authority may certify new projects for the remaining number of
living units for that year.
(3) Subject to subsection (2), the authority shall certify
property as supportive housing property on a first-come, first-
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 94th Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) House Bill No. 5437.
(b) House Bill No. 5438.