Section 800.3 - Applicant eligibility.

800.3 Applicant eligibility. (a) Applicants eligible for State financial assistance pursuant to this Part will be limited to municipalities, not-for-profit corporations or subsidiary thereof, public corporations or charitable organizations or subsidiaries thereof. A corporation or charitable organization applying under this Part must, submit, a certified copy of its certificate of incorporation.

(b) An applicant shall have the demonstrated ability to preserve, construct, repair, maintain, renovate, rehabilitate, manage and/or operate homeless housing accommodations. Demonstration of such ability may be based on:

(1) previous activities of the applicant or a predecessor organization;

(2) experience of members of the board of directors or officers of the applicant; or

(3) experience of any other organization which, in conjunction with the applicant is to carry out the homeless housing project.

(c) Where appropriate, an applicant whose project requires the provision of support services shall demonstrate, in addition to the above, that ability based upon:

(1) previous activities of the applicant or a predecessor organization;

(2) experience of members of the board of directors or officers of the applicant; or

(3) the experience of any other organization which, in conjunction with the applicant, is to carry out the homeless housing project.

(d) An applicant whose project would require certification by the Department of Social Services, the Division for Youth, the Offices of the Department of Mental Hygiene, or any other State agency, must satisfy the requirements of such State agency for certification as an operator and provide acceptable evidence of such along with the application.

(e) The department may make awards to projects that are the result of a joint application submitted by two organizations, one of which proposes to develop and manage a homeless project and the other of which proposes to provide support services to residents.

 

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