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Title 24: Housing and Urban Development
Subpart D—Definitions for Section 8 and Public Housing Assistance Under the United States Housing Act of 1937
Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437a and 3535(d).
Source: 61 FR 5665, Feb. 13, 1996, unless otherwise noted.
This part applies to public housing and Section 8 programs.
[61 FR 5665, Feb. 13, 1996, as amended at 65 FR 16715, Mar. 29. 2000]
Annual contributions contract (ACC) means the written contract between HUD and a PHA under which HUD agrees to provide funding for a program under the 1937 Act, and the PHA agrees to comply with HUD requirements for the program.
Applicant means a person or a family that has applied for housing assistance.
Disabled family means a family whose head (including co-head), spouse, or sole member is a person with a disability. It may include two or more persons with disabilities living together, or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in aides.
Displaced family means a family in which each member, or whose sole member, is a person displaced by governmental action, or a person whose dwelling has been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relief
Elderly family means a family whose head (including co-head), spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. It may include two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together, or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides.
Family includes, but is not limited to, the following, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status:
(1) A single person, who may be an elderly person, displaced person, disabled person, near-elderly person, or any other single person; or
(2) A group of persons residing together, and such group includes, but is not limited to:
(i) A family with or without children (a child who is temporarily away from the home because of placement in foster care is considered a member of the family);
(ii) An elderly family;
(iii) A near-elderly family;
(iv) A disabled family;
(v) A displaced family; and
(vi) The remaining member of a tenant family.
Live-in aide means a person who resides with one or more elderly persons, or near-elderly persons, or persons with disabilities, and who:
(1) Is determined to be essential to the care and well-being of the persons;
(2) Is not obligated for the support of the persons; and
(3) Would not be living in the unit except to provide the necessary supportive services.
Near-elderly family means a family whose head (including co-head), spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62; or two or more persons, who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62, living together; or one or more persons who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62, living with one or more live-in aides.
Person with disabilities:
(1) Means a person who:
(i) Has a disability, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 423;
(ii) Is determined, pursuant to HUD regulations, to have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment that:
(A) Is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration;
(B) Substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently, and
(C) Is of such a nature that the ability to live independently could be improved by more suitable housing conditions; or
(iii) Has a developmental disability as defined in 42 U.S.C. 6001.
(2) Does not exclude persons who have the disease of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or any conditions arising from the etiologic agent for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome;
(3) For purposes of qualifying for low-income housing, does not include a person whose disability is based solely on any drug or alcohol dependence; and
(4) Means “individual with handicaps”, as defined in §8.3 of this title, for purposes of reasonable accommodation and program accessibility for persons with disabilities.
[61 FR 5665, Feb. 13, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 23853, Apr. 30, 1998; 65 FR 16715, Mar. 29, 2000; 77 FR 5674, Feb. 3, 2012]