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14.198 Officer Next Door Sales Program
OFFICE OF HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
24 CFR 291.500-590, final rule published in Federal Register, October 10, 2000, adopting interim rule published July 2, 1999, with change to 291.530.
To strengthen America's communities by providing homeownership opportunities to law enforcement officers in HUD- designated revitalization areas, and to improve the quality of life in these neighborhoods by their presence.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Law enforcement officers may purchase HUD-owned single unit properties located in designated revitalization areas at a 50 percent discount off list price. Officers must agree to occupy homes as their sole residence for a period of 3 years. The officer must also agree to execute a second mortgage and note in the name of the Department for an amount equal to the 50 percent discount. This zero interest note will gradually decrease over the 3-year mandatory residence period until it reaches zero. Should the officer leave the home before the 1st anniversary of occupancy, 90 percent of the discounted amount will be due to HUD. Departure before the 2nd anniversary of occupancy will require a 60 percent repayment, and departure before the 3rd anniversary of occupancy will require a 30 percent repayment of the discounted amount. Officers must certify initially, and once annually, for each year of the occupancy term, that he/she continues to own and live in the home as a sole residence, and that no other residential real estate is owned.
Applicant Eligibility: The Officer Next Door program is limited to a specialized group. To be eligible for this program, participants must be law enforcement officers. A law enforcement officer is defined as an individual who is employed full-time by a Federal, State, county, or municipal government or a college or university, and is sworn to uphold, and make arrests for, violations of Federal, State, county, or municipal law. The authority to make arrests must be general arrest power - not simply arrest authority which is confined to a specific building, facility, or group of persons.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs (or consultation with State and local governments regarding program design).
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Annual self-certification by purchaser during mandatory 3-year residency period.
Account Identification: 86-4587-0-3-371; 86-4070-0-3-371; 86-4077-0-3-371; 86-4072-0-3-371; 86-4242-0-3-371; 86-4105-0-3-371.
As of February 2002, approximately 6,000 officers have purchased homes under the OND program in 39 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Sales in fiscal year 2002 are estimated to be approximately 1,500.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
HUD Regulations at 24 CFR Part 291. Program information is available on HUD's website at www.hud.gov.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Contact HUD's Homeownership Center (HOC)serving your state. Each Homeownership Center has Good Neighbor Next Door Coordinators. HOCs and their service areas may be found on the web at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hoc/hsghocs.cfm. Management and Marketing (M&M) contractors provide listings of properties available for purchase through the Good Neighbor Next Door program on the web and are a source of information. Go to http://www.hudhomestore.com/home/index.aspx and click on the state of your choice.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: