(310 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 153)
    Sec. 3. Housing corporations may be organized in the manner provided by this Act to acquire, construct, alter, maintain, and operate lands and buildings when authorized by and subject to the supervision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, for the purpose of providing housing accommodations for persons and families of low income or moderate income as those terms are defined in Section 2 (g) of the Illinois Housing Development Act or for the reconstruction of slum areas subject to the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, a reasonable part of any property owned by a housing corporation may be used for stores, offices and community facilities appurtenant and incidental to housing accommodations.
    Every housing corporation shall remain at all times subject to the supervision and control of the Illinois Housing Development Authority; and all real estate acquired by it and all structures erected or altered by it shall be deemed to be acquired for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety and welfare, and subject to all the provisions of this act. Housing corporations may be formed under this act on a not-for-profit or a limited-dividend basis. Every stockholder of a housing corporation formed on a limited dividend basis shall be deemed, by the subscription to or receipt of stock thereof, to have agreed that he shall at no time receive or accept from the corporation in repayment of his investment in its stock any sums in excess of the face value thereof, plus cumulative dividends at a rate not to exceed six per cent per annum. Upon the dissolution of such corporation, any surplus in excess of such amounts shall revert to the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)