(20 ILCS 3805/7.24g)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 307.24g)
(a) The Authority is hereby designated the State Housing
Credit Agency and is charged with responsibility for administering
low-income housing tax credits allocated to the State under Section 42 of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. In fulfilling its
responsibilities as the State Housing Credit Agency, the Authority is
authorized to do all acts authorized or required under Section 42 of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and to:
(1) Establish a plan for allocation of low-income
housing tax credits; prepare application forms for allocation of such tax credits; and make allocation of such tax credits to eligible individuals and corporations.
(2) Initiate marketing, education and out-reach
projects throughout the State to maximize utilization of all available low-income housing tax credits.
(3) Provide technical assistance and training to
local governments, including home rule jurisdictions, to encourage coordination of local, State and federal resources with the allocation of low-income housing tax credits.
(4) Accept and allocate low-income housing tax
credits that may be transferred from Illinois home rule jurisdictions.
(5) Assess fees to cover the costs of allocating and
administering the tax credits.
(b) Commencing in calendar year 1990, the aggregate unused housing tax
credit dollar amount of all home rule jurisdictions available pursuant to
Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, shall be as of
June 1 of each calendar year reserved to the Authority for allocation by
the Authority in the same manner as the Authority allocates low-income
housing tax credits allocated to the State; provided that this reservation
shall not apply to the housing tax credit amount of a city with over
This amendatory Act of 1989 is intended to alter the allocation of
low-income housing tax credits to home rule units, other than a
municipality with over 2,000,000 inhabitants otherwise conferred pursuant
to Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-40; 87-250.)