(20 ILCS 25/25)
Adoption of H+T Affordability Index; agencies.
(a) The Task Force, in cooperation with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Transportation, shall consider the H+T Affordability Index, results of the HUD/DOT Sustainability Initiative, and the Context Sensitive Solution Process, along with other applicable affordability measures, to create an affordability definition and policy that incorporates housing and transportation costs for Metropolitan Planning Organization areas, where appropriate, and shall include both in the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan for Metropolitan Planning Organization Areas.
(b) DCEO, IDOT, and IHDA may use the H+T Affordability Index and other applicable affordability measures to ensure consideration of the combined costs of housing and transportation in screening and prioritizing investments in public transportation, housing, and economic development projects in Metropolitan Planning Organization areas, where appropriate.
(c) CDB shall recommend the H+T Affordability Index to ensure consideration of the combined costs of housing and transportation when new public facilities are sited in Metropolitan Planning Organization areas.
(d) IDOT shall use its Context Sensitive Solution Process for all transportation expansion projects within Metropolitan Planning Organization areas and, where possible, shall work with communities to enhance or provide opportunities for transportation alternatives to personal automobiles where mixed-use communities thoughtfully planned to lessen sprawl exist or are appropriate.
(e) IFA shall recommend the H+T Affordability Index to ensure consideration of the combined costs of housing and transportation in siting new buildings in Metropolitan Planning Organization areas.
(Source: P.A. 96-1255, eff. 1-1-11.)