04 NCAC 19L .0103          DEFINITIONS

(a)  "Act" means Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, P.L. 93‑383, as amended.

(b)  "Applicant" means a local government which makes application pursuant to the provisions of this Subchapter.

(c)  "CDBG" means the State‑administered Community Development Block Grant Program.

(d)  "Chief Elected Official" of a local government means either the elected mayor of a city or the chairman of a county board of commissioners.

(e)  "Community Development Program" means the annual program of projects and activities to be carried out by the applicant with funds provided under this Subchapter and other resources.

(f)  "Department" means the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

(g)  "Division" means the Department of Commerce's Division of Community Assistance.

(h)  "HUD" means the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(i)  "Local Government" means any unit of general city or county government in the State.

(j)  Low‑income families are those with a family income of 50 percent or less of median‑family income. Moderate‑income families are those with a family income greater than 50 percent and less than or equal to 80 percent of median‑family income. For purposes of such terms, the area involved and median income shall be determined in the same manner as provided for under the Act.

(k)  "Low‑ and Moderate‑Income Persons" means members of families whose incomes are within the income limits of low‑ and moderate‑income families as defined in Paragraph (j) of this Rule.

(l)  "Metropolitan Area" means a standard metropolitan statistical area, as established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

(m)  "Metropolitan City" means a city as defined by Section 102(a)(4) of the Act.

(n)  "Project" means one or more activities addressing either:

(1)           community revitalization needs; or

(2)           economic development needs; or

(3)           development of housing for persons of low‑ and moderate‑income; or

(4)           urgent needs of the applicant; or

(5)           infrastructure needs; or

(6)           scattered site housing.

(o)  "Recipient" means a local government that has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant and executed a Grant Agreement with the Department.

(p)  "Scattered site" means acquisition, clearance, relocation, historic preservation and building rehabilitation activities which benefit low or moderate income persons or eliminate specific conditions of blight or decay on a spot basis not located in a slum or blighted area.

(q)  "Secretary" means the Secretary of Department of Commerce or his designee.

(r)  "State" means the State of North Carolina.

(s)  "Urban County" means a county as defined by Section 102(a)(6) of the Act.

(t)  The definitions in this Rule apply to terms used in this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑431; 24 C.F.R. 570.481 ‑ 570.483;

Eff. July 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1995; June 1, 1993; May 1, 1992; September 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.