Mortgage credit certificate program
(1) The Housing and Community Services Department may establish and implement mortgage credit certificate programs to make available income tax credits for indebtedness incurred on acquisition, improvement or rehabilitation of a principal residence. Under this program, the department may issue tax credit certificates to persons and families with incomes equal to or lower than the median family income as calculated under ORS 456.620 (Duties of department in carrying out housing programs) (4).
(2) If the department elects to issue federal income tax credit certificates, the director shall certify that each mortgage credit certificate program meets the requirements of Section 25 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on December 31, 1996. The department shall make the determination of the amount of qualified mortgage bonds that will not be issued so as to allow the issuance of mortgage credit certificates.
(3) If the Director of the Housing and Community Services Department determines that the mortgage credit certificate program is not effective with the median family income limitation established in subsection (1) of this section, the director may issue tax credit certificates to persons and families with incomes up to a percent of median family income determined appropriate by the Emergency Board, if the person or families otherwise qualify for the program. [1985 c.501 §2; 1995 c.556 §44; 1997 c.839 §67]
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