421H-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless otherwise indicated by the context:

"Corporate equity" means the excess of the current fair market value of the corporation's assets, including its real property, over the sum of the current transfer values of all shares or membership interests, reduced by the principal balance of outstanding encumbrances upon the corporate real property as a whole.

"Limited-equity housing cooperative" means a stock cooperative corporation which is organized as a nonprofit corporation under chapter 414D for the purpose of holding title to, either in fee simple or for a term of years, improved real property, if all or substantially all of the shareholders of such corporation receive a right of exclusive occupancy in a portion of the real property, title to which is held by the corporation, which right of occupancy is transferable only concurrently with the transfer of the share or shares of stock in the corporation held by the person having such right of occupancy; provided the corporation also:

(1) Is organized so that the consideration paid for an individual membership share by the first occupant following construction or acquisition by the corporation, including the principal amount of obligation incurred to finance the membership share, does not exceed seven per cent of the respective dwelling unit's development cost, acquisition cost, or of the fair market value appraisal by the permanent lender, whichever is greater; and

(2) Holds title to real property as the beneficiary of a trust providing for distribution for public or charitable purposes upon termination of the trust; or

(3) Holds title to real property subject to conditions which will result in reversion to a public or charitable entity for affordable housing upon dissolution of the corporation; or

(4) Holds a leasehold interest conditioned on the corporation's continued qualification under this chapter and providing for reversion to a public entity or charitable corporation for affordable housing. [L 1987, c 105, pt of 1; am L 1988, c 141, 47 and c 370, 5; am L 2002, c 40, 59]


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