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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 50065

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Development costs” means the aggregate of all costs incurred in connection with a housing development which are approved by the agency as reasonable and necessary, including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) The cost of refinancing or acquiring land and any buildings thereon, including payments for commissions, options, deposits, or contracts to purchase properties on a proposed housing development site or payments for the purchase of such properties.

(b) The cost of site preparation, demolition, and clearing.

(c) Architectural, engineering, legal, accounting, consulting, and other fees paid or payable in connection with the planning, execution, and financing of a housing development and the finding of an eligible mortgagee for a housing development.

(d) The cost of necessary studies, surveys, plans, and permits.

(e) The cost of insurance, interest and financing, tax and assessment costs, and other operating and carrying costs incurred during construction or rehabilitation.

(f) The cost of construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction and fixtures, medical facilities, furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus, and similar facilities and equipment related to the real property.

(g) The cost of land improvements, including, but not limited to, landscaping, site preparation and streets, sewers, utilities, and other offsite improvements, whether or not such costs are paid in cash or in a form other than cash.

(h) A reasonable profit and risk fee, as defined in regulations of the agency, in addition to job overhead to the general contractor and, if applicable, to a limited-dividend housing sponsor.

(i) An allowance established by the agency for working capital and for reasonable reserves set aside to defray unanticipated additional development costs.

(j) Necessary expenses incurred in connection with initial occupancy of a housing development, including reserves for any anticipated operating deficits to be incurred during the construction period and the initial year of occupancy.

(k) Repayment of a development loan.

(l) The cost of modifying a housing development or structure so that it is accessible to and convenient for the elderly or handicapped.

(m) The cost of such other items, including tenant and homeowner relocation and tenant and homeowner counseling, as the agency shall determine to be reasonable and necessary for the development of a housing development.

The statement of a specific cost item within this section shall in no way imply a requirement that the agency finance that item in making a loan on any housing development. Development costs shall not include any greater portion of the total cost of a housing development owned by a limited-dividend housing sponsor than is consistent with an equity investment sufficient to ensure a substantial and continuing interest by such sponsor in the housing development.

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