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SECTION 1271
Definitions
Private Housing Finance (PVH) CHAPTER 44-B, ARTICLE 30
§ 1271. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Corporation" shall mean the housing trust fund corporation
established in section forty-five-a of this chapter.

2. "Eligible applicant" shall mean a city, town, village or
not-for-profit corporation in existence for a period of one or more
years prior to application, which is, or will be at the time of award,
incorporated under the not-for-profit corporation law and has
substantial experience in adapting or retrofitting homes for persons
with disabilities.

3. "Veteran" shall mean a resident of this state who (a) has served in
the United States army, navy, marine corps, air force or coast guard or
(b) has served on active duty or ordered to active duty as defined in 10
USC 101 (d)(1) as a member of the national guard or other reserve
component of the armed forces of the United States or (c) has served on
active duty or ordered to active duty for the state, as a member of the
state organized militia as defined in subdivision nine of section one of
the military law, and has been released from such service documented by
an honorable or general discharge, or has a qualifying condition, as
defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law, and has
received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such
service, or is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section three
hundred fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other
than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service.

4. "Disabled veteran" shall mean a veteran with, including but not
limited to, a permanent physical or medical impairment resulting from an
anatomical or physiological condition which prevents the exercise of a
normal bodily function, substantially limits a major life activity or
which is demonstrable by medically accepted clinical or laboratory
diagnostic techniques. A professional evaluation must be provided which
identifies the disability, describes the substantial limitation caused
by the disability, and recommends potential structural modifications to
improve the activities of daily living within and/or access to such
residence in consideration of such disability.

5. "Access to home for heroes programs" or "programs" shall mean a
series of activities by an eligible applicant to administer funds to
provide grants to homeowners and renters and to oversee the adaptation
or retrofitting of eligible properties.

6. "Eligible property" shall mean a housing unit that is the primary
residence of a disabled veteran and a total household income that does
not exceed one hundred and twenty percent of area median income. A
property shall not be considered an eligible property if the owner of
the property is otherwise obligated by federal, state or local law to
provide the improvements funded under this article.