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(310 ILCS 10/8.22)
Determination of income.
(a) Exclusions from income. In determining the income of a tenant for the
purpose of determining rent, the Housing Authority shall exclude the following
as provided in subsection (b):
(i) The amount of any income received by the tenant
as a result of anti-drug, anti-crime, and related security initiatives conducted by the Housing Authority. Any activities or income excluded under this subdivision (i) must first be certified by the Housing Authority.
(ii) Any income earned by a tenant during the first
12 months of employment which follow a period of unemployment of 12 or more consecutive months if:
(A) a period of unemployment of 12 or more
consecutive months or the income received within the 12 months prior to employment is less than 10 hours of work per week at the established minimum wage; or
(B) the income earned during those 12 months is
received as a result of the tenant's participation in any economic self-sufficiency or other job training program; or
(C) the income earned during those 12 months is
earned by a tenant due to new employment or increased earnings, during or within 6 months after receiving assistance under a State program for temporary assistance for needy families funded under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 and following), provided that the total amount of earned income received by the tenant within the previous 6 months was at least $500.
(b) Procedure for excluding income.
(i) Initial 12-month exclusion. Beginning on the
first date the tenant is employed or the first date the tenant's family experiences an increase in annual income as determined under subdivision (a)(ii) of this Section, the Housing Authority must exclude the increase in annual income for each month in which the increase is received, but not for more than 12 months.
(ii) Second 12-month exclusion and phase-out. After
the initial 12-month exclusion period under subdivision (b)(i) of this Section, the Housing Authority must exclude, for each month in which the increase in income is received, but not for more than 12 months, 50% of the increase in the annual income that is received due to the tenant's employment or the tenant's family experiencing an increase in annual income under subdivision (a)(ii).
(iii) Maximum 48-month period for exclusions. The
exclusion of increases in income of an individual family member as provided in subdivision (b)(i) or (b)(ii) of this Section is limited to a lifetime 48-month period. The exclusion applies for a maximum of 12 months for the exclusion under subdivision (b)(i) and a maximum of 12 months for the exclusion under subdivision (b)(ii), during the 48-month period starting with the beginning of the initial exclusion period under subdivision (b)(i), which immediately follows 12 or more months of unemployment.
(c) Inapplicability of income exclusions to admission process. The exclusion
of increases in income as a result of employment under this Section for the
purpose of determining rent does not apply for purposes of determining
eligibility for admission to the program (including determinations of income
eligibility and income targeting).
(d) Inapplicability of income exclusions to the HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, the Supportive Housing Program, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The exclusion of increases in income as a result of employment as provided under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section is not applicable to the following programs: the HOME Investment Partnership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, the Supportive Housing Program, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program, except for a tenant family member who is a person with disabilities as defined in 42 U.S.C. 423.
(Source: P.A. 97-246, eff. 8-4-11.)