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Glossary of CPD Terms - A

These are some terms that are specifically related to HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs or functions.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases
means the disease of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or any conditions arising from the etiologic agent for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, including infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

means Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.).

Action Plan
The one-year portion of a PJ's Consolidated Plan (see definition of "Consolidated Plan"). It includes the PJ's annual application for HOME funds.

Adjusted Income
Adjusted income is annual (gross) income reduced by deductions (or allowances) for dependents, elderly households, medical expenses, disability assistance expenses, and child care. (The HOME Program allows the use of three definitions of annual income.) Adjusted income is used only under the certain circumstances described in the Calculating Income Eligibility module.

Administrative costs
Mean costs for general management, oversight, coordination, evaluation, and reporting on eligible activities. Such costs do not include costs directly related to carrying out eligible activities, since those costs are eligible as part of the activity delivery costs of such activities.

As used in the HOME Program, affordability refers to the requirements of the HOME Program that relate to the cost of housing both at initial occupancy and over established timeframes, as prescribed in the HOME regulations. Affordability requirements vary depending on the nature of the HOME-assisted activity (i.e., homeownership or rental housing).

Age of housing
means the number of year-round housing units, as further defined in section 102(a)(11) of the Act.

Affordable Housing
Housing for which the occupant is paying no more than 30 percent of his or her income for gross housing costs, including utilities.

Alternative transportation fuel
means methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols; mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels; natural gas; liquified petroleum gas; hydrogen; coal-derived liquid fuels; fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials (including neat biodiesel); and electricity (including electricity from solar energy).

Annual Income
The HOME Program allows the use of three income definitions for the purpose of determining applicant eligibility:

  1. annual income as defined in 24 CFR 5.609; or
  2. annual income as reported under the Census Long Form for the most recent decennial census; or
  3. adjusted gross income as defined for purposes of reporting under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 series for individual Federal annual income tax purposes.

The definitions are collectively referred to as annual income and are also used in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

One who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

90.1-1989, as amended means the building design standard published in December 1989 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America titled Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, with Addenda 90.1b-1992; Addenda 90.1d-1992; Addenda 90.1e-1992; Addenda 90.1g-1993; and Addenda 90.1i-1993, which is incorporated by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. The availability of this incorporation by reference is given in Sec. 420.6(b).

Assisted Household or Person
A person or household that will benefit through one or more programs included in the jurisdiction's Consolidated Plan during the coming Federal fiscal year.

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