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R661. Navajo Trust Fund, Trustees.

Rule R661-13. Veterans' Housing Program Policy.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R661-13-1. Veterans' Housing Program Policy.

(1) Definitions

(a) "Veteran" is defined as a person who served in the active military, naval, coast guard, or air services, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable, and who served (90) days or more during war time and 181 days or more during peace time. The definition of a Veteran as used herein includes Widows and Gold Star Mothers.

(b) A "widow" is defined as a surviving spouse who was validly married to and lived with the veteran continuously from the date of marriage to the date of the veteran's death and has not remarried. The term "widow" used in this guideline includes widowers.

(i) A "Gold Star Mother" is defined as a mother whose child was killed in the line of duty (killed in action) or has been declared missing in action.

(2) Program for eligible veterans requesting new house construction assistance.

(a) Applicants shall work directly with their respective Community Veterans Organization first then to the Chapter through which they are seeking housing assistance.

(i) All requests, budget preparation, updates and progress reports, will be processed through the Chapter.

(ii) Veterans' Housing projects will follow the regular Chapter project procedures for housing projects.

(b) The Applicant's Chapter shall identify match-funding sources in order to maximize the number of applicants that can be assisted with this program.

(i) UNTF will maintain a Veteran's Housing set aside with a limit of $45,000 per applicant.

(ii) A Chapter may use their own chapter crew, contractor, or request the UNTF crew to build these houses for veterans.

(3) Types of Assistance

(a) New construction projects, assistance includes funding for building materials and/or labor.

(b) Individuals eligible to apply for assistance:

(i) veteran; and

(ii) recipient of the most priority points.

(4) Eligibility and Selection Criteria

(a) Applicants for UNTF housing assistance must first submit application to their Utah Chapter.

(b) A UNTF Veterans Housing Program application must be filled out and submitted to the Utah Chapter where the applicant resides, including homesite lease, allotment deed, leasehold interest, and/or other legal landownership documentation, and house size and floor plan that is acceptable to the Chapter.

(c) Applicant must be a Veteran as defined herein. Applicant must verify that he/she is a veteran by proof of separation papers (DD-214).

(d) Applicant must be a San Juan County, Utah resident as required by Rule R661-3.

(5) There must be proof that applicant's housing condition is substandard, dilapidated or is inadequate in terms of the capacity to meet the basic living standards of the veteran household.

(a) Proof that applicant is homeless or is living in borrowed housing or with relatives;

(b) The Utah Chapter were the applicant resides shall make the initial determination of eligibility for UNTF assistance

(6) The Chapter shall take into consideration:

(a) income;

(b) family size;

(c) age;

(d) health

(e) housing condition;

(f) Chapter priority listing; and,

(g) ineligibility for other housing programs.

(7) The Chapter shall also use the following priority rating system in reviewing Veteran applications:

(a) Handicapped and Disabled (up to 25 points) applicants, Disabilities sustained from Military Service (up to 25 points), Nonservice-connected disabilities (up to 10 points)

(b) Elderly applicants (up to 25 points), 65 years of age or older (25 points), 59 � 64 years old (10 points).

(c) Family size and Overcrowded conditions (up to 25 points: 5 points for veteran, 5 points for every family member, but no more than 25 points).

(i) If the Veteran is living with relatives, only the immediate family members shall be eligible for points consideration.

(ii) Immediate family members are the applicant, the applicant's spouse, the applicant's biological son(s) and/or daughter(s), and any legally-adopted children that are living with the applicant on a full-time basis at the time of application.

(d) Housing/Dwelling Conditions (up to 25 points), If the existing house belongs to the veteran, the house condition shall be evaluated, taking into consideration the interior, exterior, roof, insulation, windows, doors, type of structure, year built (age of house).

(i) Good condition 0 points

(ii) Fair condition 5 points

(iii) Poor condition 15 points

(iv) Very Poor condition 25 points

(iv) Homeless 25 points

(6) Veteran Housing Projects shall be completed with 24 months of approval by the UNTF board.

KEY

veterans, veterans' housing

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 21, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

51-10-205(4)(a)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R661, please contact the promulgating agency (Navajo Trust Fund, Trustees). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.