Does zoning affect the target housing determination? For example, would a pre-1978 house that is zoned for commercial or office use, but used for residential purposes be considered target housing?
In determining whether a pre-1978 property is target housing, it is the actual or intended use of the property that matters, not its zoning classification. Therefore, a pre-1978 house that is used or intended to be used as a residence, even if only temporary, is target housing regardless of its zoning classification. The actual or intended use of a property is often made apparent by the type of building features it contains. Residential use, for example, is likely when the building contains a kitchen, bathroom(s), bedroom(s), living room, etc.