(310 ILCS 70/2)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1302)
The General Assembly finds that
results from a temporary economic crisis such as a temporary loss of
employment, medical emergency, or loss or interruption of public benefits.
It is also found that the prevention of homelessness, as
opposed to providing temporary shelter or offering other short-term solutions
persons who become homeless, is cost-effective, preserves family
self-respect and helps to keep families intact.
The General Assembly also finds that short-term interventions for the
homelessness serve to prevent the need for long-term assistance programs that
are more costly to taxpayers.
(Source: P.A. 91-388, eff. 1-1-00.)