Glossary




Palliative careIntensive care for the terminally ill...
PCAn abbreviation for Personal Computer...
PDF fileAn acronym standing for Portable Docu...
PerformanceThe manner in which or the efficiency...
Permanent Housing for Persons with DisabilitiesLong-term housing for homeless person...
Person with disabilitiesA social construct referring to the l...
PHAPublic Housing Authority
PITIAn acronym for Principal, Interest, T...
plat bookPlanning volume that shows the locati...
Pop-upsA type of message displayed on top of...
Power of AttorneyAn instrument by which one person aut...
Power of Attorney, DurableIt usually must appoint a family memb...
Power of Attorney, GeneralA document under which a grantor give...
Power of Attorney, Health CareA power of attorney form that continu...
Power of Attorney, SpecialA document under which a grantor give...
prepaymentA sum of money paid earlier than it i...
prequalificationA judgement by a loan officer regardi...
principalThe amount of money borrowed, as oppo...
PrinterThe hardware that allows the user to ...
Private Nonprofit Status(includes faith-based and community-b...
ProgramSomething that one's efforts or actio...
ProgramThe information on software that give...
ProjectOne or more buildings on a single sit...
Project-based Rental AssistanceSubsidies committed to a specific uni...
Project Based VouchersA component of a public housing agenc...
Projects for Transition from Homelessness (PATH)This federally funded program is admi...
Project sponsorAny nonprofit organization or governm...
prospectusA document also known as a offering p...
Public Housing Authorities (PHA)Public Housing Authorities are non-fe...
Public Nonprofit StatusPublic nonprofit status is documented...

Intensive care for the terminally ill or those who are very close to dying. It includes pain management and stress management. A patient can still actively seek a cure while receiving palliative care.

An abbreviation for Personal Computer. A microcomputer is a tool for various uses in the home and office, including accessing information, research on the internet and complicated projects like balancing a budget.

An acronym standing for Portable Document Format file. Created by the Adobe Acrobat program, the file contains text and graphics that can be read by anyone who uses an IBM or Macintosh computer.

The manner in which or the efficiency with which something reacts or fulfills its intended purpose.

Long-term housing for homeless persons with disabilities. Community-based housing and supportive services in a permanent setting.

A social construct referring to the largest minority group. Disabilities can affect anyone and may be the result of accident, illness or the aging process. People with disabilties may have special needs to assist them in activities of daily living, such as wheelchairs, signage, or accommodations in their learning or work environments, or other accomodations.

Public Housing Authority

An acronym for Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance, the components of monthly mortgage payments.

Planning volume that shows the location, size, and names (of owners) of every piece of land within a specified development or for an entire neighborhood or town.

A type of message displayed on top of the existing text or image.

An instrument by which one person authorizes another to act for him in a manner which is as legally binding upon the person giving such authority as if he personally were to do the acts. It does not have to be made in favor of a licensed attorney. Most standard powers of attorney are automatically revoked should you become incompetent.

It usually must appoint a family member or relative and often is limited in the kinds of powers that can be assigned. Unlike ordinary powers of attorney, durable powers can survive for long periods of time, and again, unlike standard powers of attorney, durable powers can continue after incompetency.

A document under which a grantor gives an agent wide-ranging powers to act on behalf of the grantor.

A power of attorney form that continues (by its terms) to be effective even though the grantor has become mentally incompetent after signing the document.

A document under which a grantor gives an agent a limited number of specific powers to act on behalf of the grantor.

A sum of money paid earlier than it is due to lower the principal on a mortgage loan.

A judgement by a loan officer regarding the qualifications of a lender for a mortgage. Usually made after questions about the borrower's debt, income, and savings.

The amount of money borrowed, as opposed to the interest, which is the amount charged for borrowing.

The hardware that allows the user to print information from the computer.

(includes faith-based and community-based organizations). Private nonprofit status is documented by submitting wither: a) a copy of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling providing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; or b) documentation showing that the applicant is a certified United Way agency; or c) a certification from a designated official of the organization that no part of the net earnings of the organization inures to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual; that the organization has a voluntary board; that the organization practices nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance; and that the organization has a functioning accounting system that provides for each of the following (mention each in the certification): 1. Accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial results of each federally-sponsored project. 2. Records that identify adequately the source and application of funds for federally-sponsored activities. 3. Effective control over and accountability for all funds, property and other assets. 4. Comparison of outlays with budget amounts. 5. Written procedures to minimize the time elapsing between the transfer of funds to the recipient from the U.S. Treasury and the use of the funds for program purposes. 6. Written procedures for determining the reasonableness, allocability and allowability of costs. 7. Accounting records including cost accounting records that are supported by source documentation.

Something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish.

The information on software that gives the computer instructions (like Word, Excel…) Written into the program are layers. One is the machines instructions. Second are the buffers that are space holders. Third are the constants that are fixed variables. Last are the counters that are variables that are able to calculate. Programs are set up to preformed an input-process-output sequence. A disk is installed; the computer processes it; and the outcome is shown on the screen. Also allows for input from user; then processed by the computer; which in turns, outputs the calculations on the screen or disk.

One or more buildings on a single site or multiple sites that are under common ownership, management, and financing and are to be assisted with HOME funds as a single undertaking.

Subsidies committed to a specific unit in a building through a contract between the owner and the agency administering the subsidy. The subsidy commitment is usually for a long term (5-10 yrs.) The subsidy is tied to that particular unit and remains with that unit.

A component of a public housing agencies (PHAs) housing choice voucher program. A PHA can attach up to 20 percent of its voucher assistance to specific housing units if the owner agrees to either rehabilitate or construct the units, or the owner agrees to set-aside a portion of the units in an existing development. Rehabilitated units must require at least $1,000 of rehabilitation per unit to be subsidized, and all units must meet HUD housing quality standards.

This federally funded program is administered by the federal Center for Mental Health Services through grants to state mental health agencies. These state agencies provide PATH funded services to homeless people with mental illness primarily through local or regional mental health service providers. PATH funds can be used for outreach, screening, diagnostic treatment, habilitation, rehabilitation, community mental health services, case management, supportive and supervisory services in residential settings, and other housing-related services.

Any nonprofit organization or governmental housing agency that receives funds under a contract with the grantee to carry out eligible activities under this part. The primary organization responsible for carrying out the proposed project activities. A project sponsor does not submit an SF 424 unless it is also the applicant.

A document also known as a offering plan offered by condominium and cooperative sponsors, detailing ownership of the development, location, prices and layouts, of the units, procedures to purchase, and numerous aspects of how the project will be run.

Public Housing Authorities are non-federal entities that administer low-income housing programs. They are not a part of HUD but may receive HUD funding for some of their programs.

Public nonprofit status is documented for community mental health centers by including a letter or other document from an authorized official stating that the organization is a public nonprofit organization.