California Military and Veterans Code
There is in the State Treasury a revolving fund known as the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943. All moneys deposited in such fund shall be subject to the provisions of this article. Money may be withdrawn from such fund in accordance with law upon requisition of the department.
The money paid by purchasers shall be deposited in the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943 and be available for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this article.
(a) For purposes of this section, "purchaser" has the same definition as provided in Section 987.53.
(b) Out of any money available in the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943, the department may advance to any purchaser upon his or her application, and under the policies as the department may, from time to time, prescribe, sums for the purpose of paying taxes and assessments, or making permanent improvements, including permanent improvements for the purpose of increasing farm productivity, or for keeping in good order or repair, or for painting, redecorating, or remodeling, all buildings, fences, or other permanent improvements on, or the insuring against fire or other hazards, any building, fence, or other permanent improvement, or crops on the property being purchased from the department, or the department may advance to the purchaser moneys actually expended in so doing.
(c) Any of the money advanced to a purchaser by the department may be added to the deferred principal of the purchaser's account and shall bear interest at the rate prescribed by the department and shall be repaid by the purchaser to the department under the conditions as it may prescribe.
(d) The moneys advanced may, in the discretion of the department, be in addition to the maximum purchase price of a farm or home as provided by the Veterans' Farm and Home Purchase Act of 1974, as amended, and acts supplementary thereto.
(e) Any money required by the department to be paid for the purpose of taxes, insurance premiums, and other charges when they become due may be maintained by the department using the escrow accounting method in accordance with lending industry standards and the laws governing escrow accounts of this type.
(f) The department shall be the sole judge of the need and desirability of making advances or requiring payments by the purchaser under this section.
The Department of Finance may make advances of money to the department, needed to meet contingent expenses, of not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), as the Department of Finance determines necessary, and may make advances of money to the department, needed to carry out Articles 3 (commencing with Section 984), 3.1 (commencing with Section 987.50), and 3.5 (commencing with Section 988) of this chapter of not more than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000), as the Department of Finance determines necessary, and these advances shall be administered as revolving funds. The Controller may draw warrants upon the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund for these advances, and the Treasurer may pay them.
(a) For purposes of this section, "purchaser" includes any veteran whose only loan with the department is for the purpose of a home improvement on property that is the principal place of residence of the veteran.
(b) (1) Out of any money available in the Veterans' Farm and Home Building Fund of 1943, the department may advance to a purchaser upon his or her application, and under the policies as the department may, from time to time, prescribe, sums for the purpose of making alterations, repairs, or improvements on or in connection with the principal place of residence of the purchaser.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in making the advances described in paragraph (1), the department may secure that advance by issuing a deed of trust, a promissory note, or other security interest that is subordinate to any existing financing on the principal place of residence of the purchaser.
(c) The department shall be the sole judge of the need and desirability of making advances and the method of repayment by the purchaser under this section.
All loans granted under this article shall be funded in accordance with federal laws governing the use of tax-exempt bonds.