THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 201H-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection (a) to read:
"(a) The corporation, in its own behalf or on behalf of any federal, state, or county agency, may:
(1) Clear, improve, and rehabilitate property;
(2) Plan, develop, construct, and finance housing projects, including mixed-use developments; and
(3) In cooperation with any state or county department or agency, including the department of education and department of accounting and general services, plan facilities and rental housing projects for teachers employed by the department of education and public charter schools and related infrastructure as an integral part of its housing projects, including mixed-use developments, using all its innovative powers toward achieving that end expeditiously and economically; provided that facilities developed in cooperation with the department of education comply with the department of education's educational objectives and requirements.
For purposes of this subsection, "mixed-use developments" means a development that contains affordable residential dwelling units that may be combined with governmental, educational, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses; is approved by the county in which the project is located; and is subject to: chapter 104; title 40 United States Code sections 3141, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3146, and 3147; or a project labor agreement by law or contract in the construction of the project."
2. By amending subsection (e) to read:
"(e) The corporation may contract or sponsor with
county,] state or county department or agency, housing
authority, or person, subject to the availability of funds, an experimental or
demonstration housing project designed to meet the needs of elders; the
disabled; displaced or homeless persons; low- and moderate-income persons;
teachers or other government employees; or university and college students and
SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for deposit into the dwelling unit revolving fund.
SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the dwelling unit revolving fund the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the development of rental housing for teachers pursuant to section 302A- , Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that if the department of education does not identify and approve land for the development of rental housing for teachers by December 31, 2019, the sums appropriated may be expended for the purposes of section 201H-191, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
The sums appropriated shall be expended by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 4. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to subpart E of part III to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§302A- Teachers' housing; leasing and occupancy; rules. (a) The department shall lease land and contract with private entities for the development, management, maintenance, or revitalization of teacher housing as necessary to effectuate this subpart.
(b) If the occupancy of teacher housing units by teachers falls below ninety-five per cent of total units in a project, the project owner may rent the available units to eligible non-teacher tenants.
(c) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 for the purposes of this section.
(d) For the purposes of this section "project owner" means any private entity who enters into a contract to lease land for teacher housing pursuant to this section."
SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2052; provided that section 2 and section 3 of this Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.
HHFDC; DOE; Teacher Housing; Appropriations
Authorizes HHFDC to assist DOE in developing teacher housing projects and contract or sponsor with any state department or agency. Appropriates funds for deposit into the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund. Requires DOE to lease land and contract with private entities for the development, management, maintenance, or revitalization of teacher housing. Permits DOE to lease teacher housing to other eligible tenants if occupancy of teacher housing falls below 95 per cent. (SB387 HD1)
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