- As used in this Chapter:
- A. “Low income” means:
- 1. For the initial year that persons occupy property for which an application for exemption is filed under ORS 307.545, income at or below 60 percent of the area median income as determined by the State Housing Council based on information from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
- 2. For every subsequent consecutive year that the persons occupy the property, income at or below 80 percent of the area median income as determined by the State Housing Council based on information from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- B. “Eligible property” means land and improvements thereon:
- 1. Which are either single or multi‑family residential units intended for the exclusive occupancy by low-income persons during the tax year for which approval of the application has been granted or properties which are not residential units but which will become residential units through rehabilitation improvements or new construction to be occupied by low-income persons;
- 2. Which are owned, being purchased, or held under leasehold interest in the property which meet the standards of Subsections 3.101.030 B. 1.-2. by a charitable organization and non‑profit corporation for the purpose of occupancy by low‑income persons as described in 26 U.S.C. Section 501 (c) (3) or (4) as amended before December 1, 1984, pursuant to ORS 307.540 to 307.548; and
- 3. Which the owner or leaseholder has met all eligibility requirements and made all required agreements described in this Chapter.
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