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SEC. 47.73.  DEFINITIONS.
 
   Singular references also include plural and derivative uses of defined terms where capitalized.
 
   A.   Affordable Housing Project.  Affordable Housing Project is a housing development project with a government-imposed regulatory agreement that has been recorded with the Los Angeles County Recorder, or which shall be recorded within six months of the Claim of Exemption filed pursuant to Section 47.77, guaranteeing that all of the residential units will be affordable to either lower income or very low income households for a period of at least 55 years, with at least ten percent of the units affordable to households with income no greater than 30 percent of Area Median Income, and no more than 25 percent of the units affordable only to households with income at 60 percent of Area Median Income.  None of the units shall be affordable only to households with income greater than 60 percent of Area Median Income, as these terms are defined by the United States Department of Housing.  "Lower income or very low income households" is defined in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Sections 50079.5 and 50105.
 
   B.   Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  Affordable Housing Trust Fund is a fund established by Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 5.522.
 
   C.   CRA/LA.  CRA/LA is the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles.
 
   D.   Comparable Unit.  Comparable Unit is a unit which is similar in size, services, rental amount and facilities to the Residential Unit proposed to be converted or demolished.
 
   E.   Conversion.  Conversion is any action that converts any Residential Unit in a Residential Hotel through either:  (1) a change of use to a commercial, industrial, or other non-residential use; (2) a change to a different residential use; (3) a change from a residential use to a transient or tourist guest use or occupancy; or (4) a conversion to a condominium, cooperative, or similar form of ownership.
 
   F.   Demolition.  Demolition is any action that reduces the number of existing guest rooms, light housekeeping rooms, or efficiency units in a Residential Hotel, either by a complete tearing down of a building or structure so that it no longer exists or by combining two or more units into a single unit.
 
   G.   Destroyed.  Destroyed is an action defined by Section 12.03 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
 
   H.   Disaster.  Disaster is an event defined by Section 12.03 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
 
   I.   Efficiency Dwelling Unit.  Efficiency Dwelling Unit is defined in Section 12.03 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
 
   J.   GSD.  GSD is the Department of General Services.
 
   K.   Guest Room.  A Guest Room is defined in Section 12.03 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
 
   L.   Interested Party.  An Interested Party is a resident or Tenant of a Residential Hotel, or his or her authorized representative.  Interested Party shall also mean any nonprofit organization exempted from federal taxation pursuant to Subchapter F (commencing with Section 501) of Chapter 1 of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and organized for the purpose of maintaining or creating affordable housing.
 
   M.   LADBS.  LADBS is the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
 
   N.   HCID.  HCID is the Housing and Community Investment Department.  (Amended by Ord. No. 182,718, Eff. 10/30/13.)
 
   O.   Light Housekeeping Rooms.  Light Housekeeping Rooms are those designed and used as a bedroom and for the cooking and preparing of food, in conformance with the provisions of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 91.8116.
 
   P.   Member of Appraisal Institute.  Member of Appraisal Institute is a trade organization that certifies appraisers who meet the requirements for the MAI designation.
 
   Q.   Owner.  Owner includes any person or legal entity holding any ownership interest in a Residential Hotel or a building under consideration for Residential Hotel status.
 
   R.   Person.  A Person is defined in Section 11.01 (a) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
 
   S.   Residential Hotel.  A Residential Hotel, as defined in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 50519, is any building containing six or more guest rooms or efficiency units, intended or designed to be used, or which are used, rented, or hired out, to be occupied, or which are occupied, for sleeping purposes by guests, and which is also the primary residence of those guests.  The term Residential Hotel excludes any building containing six or more guest rooms or efficiency units, which is primarily used by transient guests who do not occupy units in that building as their primary residence.
 
   T.   Residential Unit.  A Residential Unit is any guest room, light housekeeping room, efficiency unit, or dwelling unit in a Residential Hotel that was occupied as a primary residence on October 11, 2005.  If a unit was vacant on October 11, 2005, a Residential Unit shall mean any guest room, light housekeeping room, efficiency unit, or dwelling unit in a Residential Hotel that, on the first day that the unit was subsequently occupied, was occupied as a primary residence.
 
   U.   Tenant.  A Tenant is a Person who is entitled to occupy and occupies a Residential Unit for at least 31 consecutive days.
 
   V.   Tourist Unit.  A Tourist Unit is a unit in a Residential Hotel that does not meet the criteria of a Residential Unit.