AUTHORIZE TEACHER-GOV'T EMP'EE HOUSING/BERTIE.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 375 (Local) Filed Monday, March 18, 2019
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE BERTIE COUNTY TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING UNITS TO TEACHERS AND OTHER STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
Intro. by Goodwin.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 2 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE WINDSOR TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND BERTIE COUNTY TO COLLABORATE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING UNITS TO TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

H 375

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 29 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. 

    Deletes the proposed changes to Section 2.1 of SL 1965-559, which granted the Windsor Township Development Commission (Commission) the authority to acquire and hold title to real and personal property, and to borrow money and incur debt, for public purposes. Instead, authorizes Bertie County (County) to contract with any person, partnership, corporation, or other business entity to construct, provide, or maintain affordable rental housing on property owned by the County, and authorizes the County to enter into contracts to manage, lease, and maintain rental housing units constructed, or enter into residential housing unit lease agreements for housing units owned, by the County (previously authorized the County to enter into leases, management agreements, or similar arrangements with the Commission for the County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units). Adds to the rental restrictions, requiring the County to limit the rental of these units to exclusively Bertie County Public Schools teachers and employees (previously did not specify exclusively), unless units cannot be filled by school employees, in which case units are to be rented to employees of Bertie County, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County during the period of time any teacher or employee is employed by the State or local government (previously did not specify a qualifying period). Deems the County Board of Commissioners to have the authority to set reasonable rents for the units and allows the Board to charge below-market rates in its discretion. Adds that the housing units constructed, provided, maintained, or leased under the act are not exempt from applicable building codes, zoning ordinances, or any other health and safety statutes, rules, or regulations (previously only specified rental units constructed or leased pursuant to the act were subject to these laws, rules, and regulations).

    Changes the act's long title.


  • Summary date: Mar 18 2019 - More information

    Identical to S 8, filed 1/30/19.

    Amends SL 1965-559, Section 2, as amended, enacting new Section 2.1, granting the Windsor Township Development Commission (Commission) the authority to acquire and hold title to real and personal property, and to borrow money and incur debt, for public purposes, including the construction and maintaining of affordable rental housing units for employees of Bertie County, Bertie County schools, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County. Grants the Commission the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, and similar arrangements with Bertie County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Grants the Commission the authority to accept grants or donations of money contributed for public purposes. 

    Grants Bertie County the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, or similar arrangements with the Commission for the County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Directs Bertie County to restrict the rental of these units to Bertie County Public Schools teachers and employees, unless units cannot be filled by school employees, in which case units are to be rented to employees of Bertie County, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County. 

    Does not exempt these affordable housing units from compliance with applicable building codes, zoning ordinances, or and other health and safety regulations.


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