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HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
SECTION 34600-34606

34600. This chapter may be cited as the Housing Operations Law.

34601. The definition and general provisions contained in Sections
34602 to 34606, both inclusive, govern the construction of this
chapter, unless the context otherwise requires.

34602. "Owner" means any nonprofit corporation, limited
distribution mortgagor, mutual housing corporation, or cooperative or
any legal entity or body which is (1) qualified for mortgage
insurance or direct loans by the federal government or the California
Housing Finance Agency in the financing of any housing program
wherein owners' profits are controlled or eliminated by the terms of
agreement with the federal government or the California Housing
Finance Agency, or (2) qualified for housing assistance payments
authorized by paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 8 of the
United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(b)(2)).


34603. "Federal government" means the United States or any agency
or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of
America.


34604. "Local housing authority" means a housing authority created
pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 34200), Part 2,
Division 24 of this code.


34605. "Housing facility" means any dwelling made available with
financing provided through mortgage insurance, direct loan programs,
or grants by the federal government or the California Housing Finance
Agency or any dwelling which is constructed or substantially
rehabilitated pursuant to a housing-assistance-payment contract
authorized by paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 8 of the
United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(b)(2)).
"Housing facility" includes management and maintenance space and
other nondwelling space or facilities necessary for the operation of
the housing facility.


34606. Owners may enter into contracts with local housing
authorities whereby the housing authority may provide services to the
owners on a nonprofit basis for the planning, management, and
operations of housing facilities.

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