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12-5221. Definitions. Whenever used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following respective meanings unless different meanings clearly appear from the context:

(a) "Bonds" means any revenue bonds or notes authorized under this act and payable as provided hereunder.

(b) "City" means any city organized and existing under the laws of the state of Kansas.

(c) "Condominium" means any condominium as defined in K.S.A. 58-3102.

(d) "County" means any county in the state of Kansas.

(e) "Solar energy system" means any solar energy system as defined in subsection (a) of K.S.A. 79-32,169, and amendments thereto.

(f) "Governing body" means the city council or city commission of a city or the board of county commissioners of a county.

(g) "Home" (1) means (A) a one- to four-family residence;

(B) a condominium;

(C) a manufactured home, as defined by K.S.A. 58-4202, and amendments thereto; or

(D) a mobile home, as defined by K.S.A. 58-4202, and amendments thereto, having a permanent foundation which may not be removed intact from the land; and

(2) consists of the land and improvements thereon, located within a city or county and which is either owned and occupied or is owned and is to be occupied by the mortgagor, and in the case of a two- to four-family residence, one unit of the residence shall be either owned and occupied or is owned and is to be occupied by the mortgagor.

(h) "Home mortgage loan" means an interest-bearing loan to a mortgagor evidenced by a promissory note and secured by a mortgage, purchased or originated in accordance with this act: (1) Made for the purpose of acquiring a home; or (2) made for the purpose of acquiring and rehabilitating a home; or (3) made for the purpose of paying the costs of rehabilitating or improving a home. No city or county shall fix or establish any minimum home value for the purpose of limiting loan eligibility for a home mortgage loan under the provisions of this act.

(i) "Lender" means any lending institution participating in a residential housing finance plan as the originator of home mortgage loans or as a servicing agent for home mortgage loans.

(j) "Lending institution" means any bank, bank holding company, credit union, trust company, savings bank, national banking association, savings and loan association, building and loan association, mortgage banker or other financial institution which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of home mortgages, or any holding company for any of the foregoing.

(k) "Mortgagor" means any person of low and moderate income who has received or qualifies to receive a home mortgage loan on a home.

(l) "Ordinance" means an ordinance adopted and approved by the governing body of a city or a resolution adopted and approved by the board of county commissioners of a county.

(m) "Person" means a natural person or a trust for the benefit of a natural person.

(n) "Persons of low and moderate income" means a person or family, consisting of one or more persons all of whom occupy or will occupy the home, whose aggregate gross income including the gross income of any cosigner or guarantor of the promissory note made in connection with the making of a home mortgage loan shall not exceed a maximum amount to be established by the city or county subject to the limitations provided herein, and determined in accordance with appropriate criteria, rules and regulations, approved by the governing body of a city or county in connection with the implementation of a residential housing finance plan.

(o) "Residential housing finance plan" means a program implemented under this act by a city or county to assist persons of low and moderate income in acquiring safe, decent and sanitary housing which they can afford. Such plan shall include provisions allowing each lending institution with an office located within the limits of the issuing city or county, or any city or county signatory to a cooperative agreement, pursuant to K.S.A. 12-5231, and amendments thereto, an equal opportunity to participate in accordance with standards and requirements established by such city or county.

History: L. 1982, ch. 60, § 3; L. 1983, ch. 71, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 33, § 27; July 1.

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