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HOUSING
(310 ILCS 5/) State Housing Act.

310 ILCS 5/1

    (310 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 151)
    Sec. 1. This act shall be known as the "State Housing Act."
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 396.)

310 ILCS 5/2

    (310 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 152)
    Sec. 2. It is hereby declared that congested and unsanitary housing conditions which exist in certain areas of the state in low-priced dwellings are a menace to the health, safety, morals, welfare and reasonable comfort of the citizens of the state. The correction of these conditions in such areas being now otherwise impossible, it is essential that provision be made to encourage the investment of funds at low interest rates, the acquisition at fair prices of adequate parcels of land, the gradual demolition of existing unsanitary and unsafe housing and the construction of new housing facilities under public supervision, with proper standards of sanitation and safety, and at a cost which will permit monthly rentals or charges which wage-earners can afford to pay, and not in excess of the rates hereinafter provided.
    Therefore, there are created and authorized the agencies and instrumentalities hereinafter prescribed, which are declared to be the agencies and instrumentalities of the state for the purpose of attaining the ends herein recited.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 396.)

310 ILCS 5/3

    (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.)

310 ILCS 5/4

    (310 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 154)
    Sec. 4. Whenever three or more adult persons, citizens of the United States of America, at least two of whom shall be citizens of this State, shall desire to form a corporation under this act, on a limited-dividend basis, they shall sign, acknowledge and verify under oath, before some officer competent to take acknowledgment of deeds, a statement of incorporation setting forth the following:
    (1) The name of the corporation.
    (2) The address, including street and number, if any, of its initial registered office in this State; and the name of its initial registered agent at such address.
    (3) The period of duration, which may be perpetual.
    (4) The name and address, including street and number, if any, of each incorporator.
    (5) The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized.
    (6) The aggregate number of shares which the corporation shall have authority to issue; also, if said shares are to consist of one class only, the par value of each of said shares, or a statement that all of said shares are without par value; or, if said shares are to be divided into classes, the number of shares of each class, if any, that are to have a par value and the par value of each share of each such class, and the number of shares of each class, if any, that are to be without par value.
    (7) If the shares are to be divided into classes, the designation of each class and a statement of the preferences, qualifications, limitations, restrictions, and the special or relative rights in respect of the shares of each class.
    (8) If the corporation is to issue the shares of any preferred or special class in series, then the designation of each series and a statement of the variations in the relative rights and preferences as between different series in so far as the same are to be fixed in the articles of incorporation, and a statement of any authority to be vested in the board of directors to establish series and fix and determine the variations in the relative rights and preferences as between series.
    (9) The number and class of shares which the corporation proposes to issue without further report to the Secretary of State, and the consideration to be received by the corporation therefor, which shall be not less than $1,000. If shares of more than one class are to be issued, the consideration for shares of each class shall be separately stated.
    (10) The number of directors to be elected at the first meeting of shareholders.
    (11) Any provision which the incorporators may choose to insert limiting or denying to shareholders the preemptive right to acquire additional shares, whether then or thereafter authorized, of the corporation.
    (12) Any provisions, not inconsistent with law, which the incorporators may choose to insert, for the regulation of the internal affairs of the corporation.
    (13) An estimate, expressed in dollars, of the value of all the property to be owned by the corporation for the following year, wherever located, and an estimate of the value of the property to be located within this State during such year, and an estimate, expressed in dollars, of the gross amount of business which will be transacted by it during such year and an estimate of the gross amount thereof which will be transacted by it at or from places of business in this State during such year. If all the property of the corporation is to be located in this State and all of its business is to be transacted at or from places of business in this State, or if the incorporators elect to pay the initial franchise tax on the basis of its entire stated capital and paid-in surplus, then the information required by this sub-paragraph need not be set forth in the articles of incorporation.
    (14) A statement that the corporation will not commence business until at least $1,000 has been received as consideration for the issuance of shares.
    (15) A provision that no real property of the corporation will be sold, transferred or assigned except under and pursuant to the provisions of this act.
    Whenever three or more adult persons, citizens of the United States of America, at least two of whom shall be citizens of this State, shall desire to form a corporation under this act on a not-for-profit basis, they shall sign, acknowledge and verify under oath, before some officer competent to take acknowledgment of deeds, articles of incorporation setting forth the following:
    (1) The name of the corporation.
    (2) The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized.
    (3) The period of duration, which may be perpetual.
    (4) The name and address of each incorporator.
    (5) The number of directors constituting the first board of directors, and the name and address of each such director.
    (6) The address of its initial registered office in this State, and the name of its initial registered agent at such address.
    (7) Any provision which the incorporators may choose to insert limiting, enlarging or denying the right of the members or any class or classes of members, to vote.
    (8) Any provisions, not inconsistent with law, which the incorporators may choose to insert for the regulation of the internal affairs of the corporation, including any provision for distribution of assets on dissolution or final liquidation.
    (9) A provision that no real property of the corporation shall be sold, transferred or assigned except under and pursuant to the provisions of this act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/5

    (310 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 155)
    Sec. 5. The statement prescribed by Section 4 of this Act shall be filed in duplicate in the office of the Secretary of State, on forms prescribed and furnished by the Secretary of State. No such statement shall be filed unless it shall have endorsed thereon, or be accompanied by a certificate of, the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority to the filing thereof.
    If the Secretary of State finds that such statement is in conformity with the provisions of this act, he shall endorse thereon the word "filed," followed by the month, day and year of such filing. Upon such filing the corporation shall be deemed fully organized and may proceed to business.
    The Secretary of State shall also issue articles of incorporation to the incorporators, making a part of such articles a copy of all papers filed in his office, using for that purpose duplicate copies, if any, filed therein, authenticated under his signature and seal of the State. A copy of such articles of incorporation shall be prepared and filed by the Secretary of State in his office.
(Source: P.A. 84-550.)

310 ILCS 5/6

    (310 ILCS 5/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 156)
    Sec. 6.
    Every corporation organized under this Act shall, subject to the conditions and limitations prescribed by this Act, have the following rights, powers and privileges:
    (1) To have succession by its corporate name for the period limited in its articles of incorporation or any amendment thereof.
    (2) To sue and be sued in its corporate name.
    (3) To have and use a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.
    (4) In the case of corporations formed on a limited-dividend basis, to have a capital stock of such an amount and divided into shares as may be provided in the articles of incorporation or any amendment thereof, subject to the conditions prescribed by section 4 of this Act.
    (5) To acquire, own, use, convey and otherwise dispose of and deal in real property, subject only to the conditions and restrictions of this Act.
    (6) To own, purchase or otherwise acquire, whether in exchange for the issuance of its own stock, bonds or other obligations or otherwise, and to hold, vote, pledge, or dispose of the stocks, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness of any corporation, domestic or foreign.
    (7) To borrow money at such rate of interest, as the corporation may determine, subject to the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and to mortgage or pledge its property, both real and personal, to secure the payment thereof.
    (8) To elect officers, appoint agents, define their duties and fix their compensation.
    (9) Subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire real estate or any interest therein by exercise of the power of eminent domain in the manner provided by the general laws of the State relating thereto.
    (10) To make by-laws not inconsistent with the laws of this State for the administration of the business and interest of such corporation.
    (11) To conduct business in this State, subject to the provisions of this Act.
    (12) To cease doing business and to surrender its charter.
    (13) To have and exercise all the powers necessary and convenient to carry into effect the purpose for which the corporation is formed.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/6.5

    (310 ILCS 5/6.5)
    Sec. 6.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

310 ILCS 5/7

    (310 ILCS 5/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 157)
    Sec. 7. No housing corporation shall:
    (1) Acquire any real property or interest therein unless it shall first have obtained a certificate from the Illinois Housing Development Authority that such acquisition is necessary or convenient for the public purpose defined by this Act.
    (2) Sell, transfer, or assign any real property except upon the written consent of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, except as provided in Section 26 of this Act. Except as otherwise provided in Section 26, no real property acquired for housing purposes under this Act shall be sold, transferred or assigned within a period of 10 years after its acquisition, except to another housing corporation, a not-for-profit corporation or a federal, State or local governmental agency.
    (3) In the case of corporations formed on a limited-dividend basis, pay dividends upon its stock, at a higher rate than 6% per annum.
    (4) Issue its stock, securities or obligations in an amount greater in the aggregate than the total actual final cost, as determined by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, of the lands and improvements acquired or constructed by it, plus an allowance for working capital approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (5) Mortgage any real property without first having obtained the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (6) Issue any securities or evidences of indebtedness without first having obtained the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (7) Use any building erected or acquired by it for any purpose other than housing accommodation, except for stores, offices or community facilities appurtenant and incidental to housing accommodations, to the extent approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (8) Charge or accept any rental for housing accommodations in any building constructed, acquired, operated or managed by it in excess of the rates prescribed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (9) Enter into contracts for the construction of buildings or for the payment of salaries to officers or employees, or for the purchase of materials, equipment or supplies, except subject to the inspection and revision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and under such regulations as the Illinois Housing Development Authority may from time to time prescribe.
    No housing corporation or contractor employed thereby shall deny employment to any person on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
    (10) Make any guaranty without the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (11) Voluntarily dissolve without first having obtained the consent of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

310 ILCS 5/8

    (310 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 158)
    Sec. 8. The name of every housing corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall include the word "housing".
(Source: P.A. 90-575, eff. 3-20-98.)

310 ILCS 5/9

    (310 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 159)
    Sec. 9. No statement of the issuance of additional stock of a housing corporation shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall have endorsed thereon, or be accompanied by a certificate of, the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/10

    (310 ILCS 5/10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 160)
    Sec. 10. No certificate of increase or decrease of capital stock of a housing corporation shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall have endorsed thereon, or be accompanied by a certificate of, the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/11

    (310 ILCS 5/11) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 161)
    Sec. 11. No statement of amendment to the articles of incorporation of a housing corporation shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall have endorsed thereon, or be accompanied by a certificate of the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/12

    (310 ILCS 5/12) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 162)
    Sec. 12. Merger, consolidation or reorganization of housing corporations shall be subject to the control and supervision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The amount of stock, securities and obligations to be issued by the merged, consolidated or reorganized corporation shall be approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and shall not exceed the fair value of the assets as determined by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    No statement of merger or consolidation of a housing corporation shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall have endorsed thereon, or be accompanied by a certificate of, the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

310 ILCS 5/13

    (310 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 163)
    Sec. 13. No housing corporation shall proceed to dissolution except upon the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and the distribution of assets in dissolution shall be subject to the control and supervision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. No articles of dissolution shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall have endorsed thereon or be accompanied by a certificate of the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 96-66, eff. 1-1-10.)

310 ILCS 5/14

    (310 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 164)
    Sec. 14. No holder of stock or other security in a housing corporation shall receive any dividend or interest in any one year in excess of six per cent per annum upon the par value of the stock or security held by him, except to the extent to which dividends or interest payments may have been omitted in a previous year or years.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/15

    (310 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 165)
    Sec. 15. Housing corporations organized on a not-for-profit basis shall pay to the Secretary of State the fee for filing articles of incorporation and all other fees so specified in the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986, as heretofore and hereafter amended. Housing corporations organized on a limited-dividend basis shall pay to the Secretary of State the fee for filing articles of incorporation and all other fees as specified in the "Business Corporation Act of 1983", as amended.
(Source: P.A. 96-66, eff. 1-1-10.)

310 ILCS 5/16

    (310 ILCS 5/16) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 166)
    Sec. 16. Housing corporations organized on a not-for-profit basis shall have the rights, privileges and immunities of, and shall be subject to the provisions of, the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986, as heretofore and hereafter amended, in so far as such provisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act. Housing corporations organized on a limited-dividend basis shall have the rights, privileges and immunities of, and shall be subject to the provisions of, the "Business Corporation Act of 1983", as heretofore and hereafter amended, in so far as such provisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-66, eff. 1-1-10.)

310 ILCS 5/21

    (310 ILCS 5/21) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 171)
    Sec. 21. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-262, eff. 8-10-95.)

310 ILCS 5/22

    (310 ILCS 5/22) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 172)
    Sec. 22. The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall have general supervision of all housing corporations and shall have power to investigate into the affairs of such corporations, and into the dealings, transactions and relationships of such corporations with third persons. Any investigation provided for by this act may be conducted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or, on the direction of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, by any member, officer or employee thereof. The Illinois Housing Development Authority, and any member, officer or employee thereof so designated, shall have power to administer oaths, to take affidavits, to subpoena and require the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers of such corporations or third persons pertaining to the investigations authorized by this act, and to examine such witnesses, books and papers in relation to any matter which the Illinois Housing Development Authority has the power to investigate; to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses who are without the state, or are unable to attend before the Illinois Housing Development Authority or are excused from attendance.
    All hearings conducted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall be open to the public, and all evidence presented at hearings held by the Illinois Housing Development Authority or under its authority shall become a part of the records of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. In cases in which the Illinois Housing Development Authority bases any actions on reports of investigations or inquiries not conducted at hearings, such reports shall be made a part of the records of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    Each member, and each officer and employee of the Illinois Housing Development Authority authorized thereby, shall have the power to examine all books, contracts, records, documents and papers of a housing corporation and by subpoena duces tecum compel the production thereof.
    The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall have power to adopt reasonable and proper rules and regulations relating to the exercise of its powers and proper rules to govern its proceedings and to regulate the mode and manner of all investigations, and hearings and to alter and amend the same.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/23

    (310 ILCS 5/23) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 173)
    Sec. 23. No person shall be excused from testifying or from producing any papers, books, accounts or documents in any investigation or inquiry or upon any hearing ordered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority when ordered to do so by the Illinois Housing Development Authority or by any member, officer, or employee of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, upon the ground that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. But no person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture, for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which he may testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before the Illinois Housing Development Authority or a member, officer or employee thereof; provided that such immunity shall extend only to a natural person who in obedience to a subpoena gives testimony under oath or produces evidence, documentary or otherwise, under oath. No person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/24

    (310 ILCS 5/24) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 174)
    Sec. 24. All subpoenas issued under the terms of this Act may be served by any person of full age. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State, such fees to be paid when the witness is excused from further attendance, when the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of the Illinois Housing Development Authority or a member, officer or employee thereof, and the disbursements made in the payment of such fees shall be audited and paid in the same manner as are other expenses of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Whenever a subpoena is issued at the instance of a party to any proceeding before the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority may require that the cost of service thereof and the fee of witnesses shall be borne by the party at whose instance the witness is summoned and the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall have power at its discretion to require a deposit to cover the cost of such service and witness fee and the payment of the legal witness fee and mileage to the witness when served with subpoena. A subpoena issued so shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of a court.
    Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify or to produce books, papers, accounts or documents issued by the Illinois Housing Development Authority or any member or officer thereof in the course of an inquiry, investigation or hearing conducted under any of the provisions of this Act and who shall refuse or neglect to appear or to testify or to produce books, papers, accounts and documents relevant to the inquiry, investigation or hearing as commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    Any Circuit Court of this State, upon application of the Illinois Housing Development Authority or a member, officer or employee thereof, may, in his discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, accounts and documents and the giving of testimony before the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or a member, officer or employee thereof, by an attachment for contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before such court.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

310 ILCS 5/25

    (310 ILCS 5/25) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 175)
    Sec. 25. Consolidation; 2 or more projects. The Illinois Housing Development Authority may permit the consolidation of 2 or more approved projects or the extension or amendment of any approved project or the consolidation of any approved project with a proposed project. In any of these events, the consolidated project shall be treated as an original project and an application shall be submitted as in the case of an original project and rents may be averaged throughout the consolidated or extended project. The Illinois Housing Development Authority may likewise permit any housing corporation to organize and operate more than one project or to take over any project heretofore approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and to operate it independently of other projects of the corporation. The Illinois Housing Development Authority may decline to permit more than one project to be operated by the same housing corporation.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

310 ILCS 5/26

    (310 ILCS 5/26) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 176)
    Sec. 26. No housing corporation shall acquire title to any real property nor undertake any building construction without the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall approve the proposed acquisition or construction only upon the following conditions:
    (a) That the project is within an area within which, under the conditions existing at the time, housing accommodations are not being provided through the ordinary operation of private enterprise to conform with reasonable standards of health, sanitation and safety, to rent at or below the average rentals for housing accommodations in the proposed project, and in such determination by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, an area of at least one-half mile in radius shall be considered; and that such acquisition or construction is necessary or convenient for the public purposes defined in this Act.
    (b) That there has been presented to the Illinois Housing Development Authority in such form and with such assurance as it may prescribe, a financial plan for the provision of the cost of the lands and improvements such as shall assure the successful completion and operation of the project.
    (c) That it appears practicable to rent the proposed housing accommodations at prices such that for the entire project the average shall not exceed the maximum prices prescribed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (d) That the estimated costs of the project shall be proper; and the plans and specifications of the proposed construction shall conform to reasonable standards of health, sanitation, safety and provisions for light and air.
    The plans and specifications mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall be submitted to the city plan commission, if such there be, of the city, village or incorporated town in which the housing project is located. Such commission shall return the plans and specifications to the Illinois Housing Development Authority within 15 days after their receipt by the commission, together with such statements and recommendations as the commission may desire to make. It shall be within the discretion of the Illinois Housing Development Authority to adopt or to reject any or all of such recommendations.
    Projects presented to the Illinois Housing Development Authority may include the acquisition of property for the purpose of modernizing or rehabilitating single or multiple dwellings or remodeling or altering other existing buildings into dwellings, or may be devoted solely to such modernization or rehabilitation.
    Every project in whole or in part for the acquisition of land or other property for the modernization, rehabilitation or construction of single family dwellings shall contain a plan for the sale of such houses to the tenants or other purchasers, and such sale may at any time be authorized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority in conformity with a plan of sale which has been approved by such Illinois Housing Development Authority. Changes in such a plan may be made in the manner provided by this Act for a change of rentals.
    As a condition of its approval, the Illinois Housing Development Authority may require the acceptance by a housing corporation of the designation by the Illinois Housing Development Authority of a banking corporation authorized to administer trusts to act as trustee in receiving the proceeds of obligations and securities sold by a housing corporation to meet the cost of a project, and in making payment therefrom for the acquisition of land or costs of improvements included in the project or to the housing corporation only upon a voucher or order of the housing corporation countersigned by the duly designated agent of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall hold a public hearing upon each proposed project and 10 days' notice of the time and place and purpose of such hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, town or village in which the proposed project is situated. If the proposed project is not situated in a city, town or village, such publication shall be in a newspaper of general circulation in the township or county. Such notice shall specify the character of the interests, rights or estates in real property sought to be acquired in connection with such project. Upon approving any project the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall make and enter upon its records a finding based upon the facts inquired into, that the proposed project is in the public interest and is necessary for the public use, and shall enter an order thereon and shall issue to the housing corporation a certificate that the acquisition of real property required for such project is necessary and convenient for the public purposes defined by this Act. Unless the power conferred by such order is exercised within a period of 2 years after the entry thereof, or within 2 years after final action by the court or courts thereon, under the terms of this section, such order shall be null and void.
    Upon subsequent application of the housing corporation which made the original application with respect to such project and upon notice and hearing as provided in the preceding paragraph, such order may be altered or modified by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    In all cases in which a project is approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority over the objection, filed in writing of, any of the owners of the real property which must be acquired by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, in order to carry out such project, or over the objection filed in writing of the owners of 10 per cent of the real property within one mile of such project but not included therein, or of any municipal or public corporation affected thereby, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall, within 20 days after such approval, file in the office of the clerk of the circuit court in the county where such project is located, an application to the circuit court for the confirmation of its approval. Such application shall contain copies of the finding and order of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, a transcript of the testimony taken at the hearing, a description of the project, a statement of its location, and the reasons for its approval by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and shall specifically indicate any streets, alleys or other public spaces proposed to be vacated. Notice in writing of such application shall be served on all objectors 10 days before the hearing thereof, specifying the date and place of hearing. The objectors or any one or more of them may, if they see fit, file with the clerk of the circuit court on or before the day designated in such notice, objections to the confirmation of such project and the same shall be considered by the circuit court in connection with the granting or refusal of confirmation.
    The court shall examine such application and the objections thereto, and hear such additional evidence as may be presented thereon. If, after such examination and hearing, the court finds that such approval should be confirmed, the court shall mark the application "approved" and shall enter an order of record to that effect. Otherwise the court shall mark the application "not approved" and enter an order to that effect.
    Any party to the proceeding may appeal as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

310 ILCS 5/27

    (310 ILCS 5/27) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 177)
    Sec. 27. In addition to the duties otherwise prescribed by this act, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall:
    (a) Either through its members or agents duly authorized by it, enter in or upon and inspect the lands, property, equipment, buildings, plants and offices of a housing corporation and make personal inspection of all places to which their duties relate. Nothing in this act shall be construed to alter the provisions of the statutes of this state prescribing the qualifications of persons authorized by law to plan and supervise the construction, enlargement or alteration of buildings.
    (b) Order repairs to buildings owned or operated by a housing corporation which are necessary to protect the health and safety of the occupants thereof, or to protect the security of the investment.
    (c) Order every housing corporation to do such acts as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of law, the rules and regulations adopted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or the terms of any application, contract or agreement approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority; or to refrain from doing any acts in violation thereof.
    (d) Examine every housing corporation and keep informed as to its general condition, capitalization, and the manner in which its property is constructed, leased, operated, or managed, in order to insure compliance with all provisions of law and with the orders and regulations of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (e) Prescribe uniform forms and methods of keeping accounts, records and books for such corporations, and prescribe accounts to which particular outlays and receipts shall be entered, charged or credited.
    (f) Require every housing corporation to file with the Illinois Housing Development Authority annually or oftener, at such times and for such period as may be prescribed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, reports containing such information and in such form as the Illinois Housing Development Authority may prescribe, to be verified by the oath of an executive officer, manager or receiver, if any, of the corporation. Every housing corporation shall furnish to the Illinois Housing Development Authority all information required by it to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and shall make specific answer to all questions submitted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (g) Supervise the operation of each completed project of a housing corporation, in order to enforce the provisions of this act and to protect the health and safety of the occupants; to protect the security of the investment; and to prescribe rules and regulations as to the leasing of apartments therein.
    (h) From time to time make, amend and repeal rules and regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/28

    (310 ILCS 5/28) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 178)
    Sec. 28. Whenever in the judgment of the Illinois Housing Development Authority a housing corporation fails or omits, or is about to fail or omit to do anything required of it by law or by order of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or does or is about to do, or permits or is about to permit to be done anything contrary to or in violation of law or any order of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or anything which is improvident or prejudicial to the interests of the public, its tenants, lienholders, mortgagees, creditors, or the holders of its securities or obligations, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall commence an action or proceeding in the Circuit Court of the county in which the premises are situated or in which the principal offices of the corporation are located for the purpose of stopping such act or omission, or preventing such threatened act or omission, either by mandamus or injunction.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/29

    (310 ILCS 5/29) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 179)
    Sec. 29. Appeals from final orders in an action brought pursuant to Section 28 may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1362.)

310 ILCS 5/30

    (310 ILCS 5/30) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 180)
    Sec. 30. For the housing accommodations in each project operated by a housing corporation, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall prescribe and may alter a schedule of maximum rents. A hearing for the purpose of prescribing or altering such rents may be had upon motion of the Illinois Housing Development Authority or upon application of any party in interest. An order prescribing or altering schedules of rents shall be made only after public hearing, ten days' notice of the time and place of which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, town or village in which the premises are located. Such rents shall be calculated to provide, together with all other income of the housing corporation, an income to the housing corporation sufficient to meet the following charges:
    (a) All fixed charges, and all operating and maintenance charges and expenses, including taxes, special assessments, insurance premiums, fees paid to the Illinois Housing Development Authority for the amortization of indebtedness secured by mortgage upon the project, reserves and corporate expenses essential to the operation and management of the project, and depreciation reserves, if any.
    (b) A dividend at a rate not exceeding the maximum permitted by this Act upon the capital stock of the housing corporation allocated by the Illinois Housing Development Authority to the specific project. The amount of capital so allocated shall in no case exceed the final cost of the project plus the working capital authorized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, after deducting the obligations of the corporation secured by liens upon the project and certificates of indebtedness or other securities, the proceeds of which have been applied to the cost of the project.
    (c) Such amounts as may be approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority as a reserve for the retirement of the securities and obligations of the corporation not secured by mortgage.
    (d) Amounts approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority to be carried to surplus. Such surplus shall not exceed 25 per centum of the outstanding capital stock, securities and obligations of the housing corporation not secured by mortgage, allocated by the Illinois Housing Development Authority to the project aforesaid.
    In cases where tenants of the project own stock, securities or obligations of the corporation not secured by mortgage, the Illinois Housing Development Authority may establish regulations for the creation of a reserve for the purchase, at not more than their face value plus accrued interest or dividends, of such securities or obligations held by tenants ceasing to be occupants of the premises, and securities or obligations so purchased may be resold by the corporation.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/31

    (310 ILCS 5/31) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 181)
    Sec. 31.
    Whenever it shall appear that the interest of the lienholders, mortgagees, creditors, or holders of the stock or other securities or obligations of a housing corporation cannot otherwise be adequately safeguarded, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall have power, upon written application of a housing corporation or of a lienholder, mortgagee, creditor, or of the holders of at least 10 per cent of stock or other securities or obligations of the corporation, to make an order authorizing the corporation to increase rentals beyond the maximum previously prescribed, as follows:
    (a) If the application is made before the occupancy of any housing accommodations in the project, such order shall be made after public hearing, 10 days' notice of the time, place and purpose of which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, town or village in which the premises are situated. If it shall appear at such hearing that owing to causes beyond the control of the corporation or contingencies which could not reasonably have been anticipated the maximum rentals previously prescribed, together with the other income of the corporations, are insufficient to meet the charges specified in section 30 of this Act, and it shall further appear that such insufficiency cannot be met by reasonable economies in the management and operation of the project, the Illinois Housing Development Authority may so certify by order and authorize an increase of rentals only to the extent necessary to meet such charges.
    (b) If the application is made after the occupancy of any of the housing accommodations in the project, such order shall be made only after public hearing. Ten days' written notice of the time, place and purpose of such hearing shall be served upon the tenants in the manner prescribed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority and shall have annexed thereto a copy of the application for increase in rents, setting forth a schedule of the proposed increased rentals. Ten days' notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall also be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, town or village in which the premises are situated. If, upon such hearing, it shall appear that by virtue of changes in economic conditions affecting the project or by virtue of additional special assessments or causes beyond the control of the corporation, or contingencies which could not reasonably have been anticipated, the maximum rents previously prescribed, together with the other income of the corporation, are insufficient to meet the charges specified in section 30 of this Act and it shall further appear that such insufficiency cannot be met by reasonable economies in the management and operation of the project, the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall so certify and may by order authorize an increase in rents only to the extent necessary to meet such charges.
    At the conclusion of each hearing the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall make and render findings concerning the matter inquired into, and enter its order based thereon. Every order granting or refusing an increase in rents shall be at once filed with the secretary of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and served upon every person or corporation to be affected thereby, either by personal delivery of a certified copy thereof or by mailing in the United States mail a certified copy thereof in a sealed package with postage prepaid, to the person to be affected thereby, or in the case of a corporation, to an officer or agent thereof upon whom a summons may be served in a civil action.
(Source: P.A. 77-1698.)

310 ILCS 5/32

    (310 ILCS 5/32) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 182)
    Sec. 32. Any person affected by a final administrative decision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority granting or refusing an application for increase in rentals pursuant to section 31 of this Act or by any other final administrative decision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority may have a judicial review thereof in the Circuit Court of the county in which the premises are situated. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Illinois Housing Development Authority hereunder. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Except as otherwise provided by Section 26 of this Act, the provisions of this section with respect to judicial review shall apply to all final administrative decisions of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, which shall in all cases be based upon findings concerning the matter inquired into, and all parties affected by any of such orders or decisions shall have the rights herein granted.
    When no review of a final administrative decision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority is sought as herein provided, parties affected by such order or decision shall be deemed to have waived the right to have the merits of the controversy reviewed by a court and there shall be no trial of the merits of any controversy in which such order or decision was made by any court to which application may be made to enforce the same or in any other judicial proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)

310 ILCS 5/33

    (310 ILCS 5/33) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 183)
    Sec. 33. Appeals from final orders of the circuit court in review of a final administrative decision of the Illinois Housing Development Authority may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1362.)

310 ILCS 5/34

    (310 ILCS 5/34) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 184)
    Sec. 34. Any action, proceeding, or appeal in any court arising under the provisions of this Act, or to which the Illinois Housing Development Authority is a party, shall have priority in hearing and determination over all other proceedings pending in such court, excepting election contests.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/35

    (310 ILCS 5/35) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 185)
    Sec. 35. If in any fiscal year the gross receipts of a housing corporation from any project shall exceed an amount sufficient to meet the charges with reference to that project specified in Section 30 of this Act, the balance shall be applied to the pro rata reduction of rentals of housing accommodations in the project, unless the directors of the corporation with the approval of the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall deem such balance too small for effective application to that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/36

    (310 ILCS 5/36) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 186)
    Sec. 36. Letting, sub-letting or assignment of leases of apartments in any building owned by or operated by a housing corporation at a greater rental than prescribed by order of the Illinois Housing Development Authority are prohibited, and all such leases, subleases or assignments shall be void for all purposes.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/37

    (310 ILCS 5/37) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 187)
    Sec. 37. The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall not approve the use of land or the erection or use of buildings by a housing corporation in contravention of any zoning or building ordinance or officially adopted plan of the political subdivision of the state in which such land or building lies.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/38

    (310 ILCS 5/38) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 188)
    Sec. 38. The acquisition by eminent domain of real property or any interest therein by a housing corporation shall be in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
    Such acquisition by eminent domain shall be limited to the interests, rights or estates, the character of which is specified in the notice of hearing under Section 26, and to the areas of projects authorized in accordance with Section 26 of this Act; and it may be exercised only by the housing corporation authorized to acquire and construct such project.
    The power of eminent domain shall not be exercised by a housing corporation except with specific authorization of such action by the Illinois Housing Development Authority following the acquirement either by purchase or by duly authenticated option to purchase by such corporation of at least one-half of the net land area needed for such housing project.
    Upon the filing of any petition of a housing corporation in the exercise of the power of eminent domain conferred by this Act, the court shall require a bond, with sufficient surety, in such an amount as the court shall determine, conditioned for the payment by the petitioner of all costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees paid or incurred by the defendant or defendants in case the petitioner shall dismiss its petition before the entry of an order by the court authorizing the petitioner to enter upon and use the property or in case the petitioner shall fail to make payment of full compensation within the time named in such order.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

310 ILCS 5/39

    (310 ILCS 5/39) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 189)
    Sec. 39. The Illinois Housing Development Authority may charge and collect from a housing corporation reasonable fees in accordance with rates to be established by the rules of the Illinois Housing Development Authority for the examination of plans and specifications and the inspection of buildings during construction, an amount not to exceed one-half of one per cent of the cost of the project; for the holding of a public hearing upon application of a housing corporation, an amount sufficient to meet the reasonable costs of advertising the notice thereof and of the transcript of testimony taken thereat; for any other examination or investigation made upon application of a housing corporation, an amount reasonably calculated to meet the expenses of the Illinois Housing Development Authority incurred in connection therewith. The Illinois Housing Development Authority may authorize a housing corporation to include such fees as part of the cost of a project, or as part of the charges specified in Section 30 of this Act, pursuant to rules to be established by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
(Source: P.A. 76-1176.)

310 ILCS 5/40

    (310 ILCS 5/40) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 190)
    Sec. 40. As used in this Act:
    "Department" shall mean the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    "Illinois Housing Development Authority" shall mean the Illinois Housing Development Authority created by the Illinois Housing Development Act of 1967, as amended.
    "Community facilities" shall include land, buildings and equipment for recreation, for social assembly, for education or health or welfare activities, for the use primarily of tenants of housing accommodations of a housing corporation.
    "Cost" of land shall include all of the following items paid by a housing corporation in connection with the acquisition thereof when approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority; all amounts paid to the vendor on account of the purchase price, whether in cash, securities or property; the unpaid balance of any obligation secured by mortgage remaining upon the premises or created in connection with the acquisition; all accounts paid for surveys, examination and insurance of title; attorneys' fees; brokerage; all awards paid in condemnation and court costs and fees; all documentary and stamp taxes and filing and recording fees and fees of the Illinois Housing Development Authority and other expenses of acquisition approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority; and shall also include all special assessments for benefit upon the premises approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority whether levied before or after the acquisition.
    "Cost" of buildings and improvements, shall include all of the following items when approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority; all amounts, whether in cash, securities or property, paid for labor and materials for site preparation and construction, for contractors' and architects' and engineers' fees, for fees or permits of any municipality, for workers' compensation, liability, fire and other casualty insurance, for charges of financing and supervision, for property taxes during construction and for interest upon borrowed and invested capital during construction, for fees of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and other expenses of construction approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    "Person" shall be deemed to include firm, association, trust or corporation.
    "Project" shall mean all lands, buildings and improvements acquired, owned, managed, or operated by a housing corporation designed to provide housing accommodations and community facilities, stores and offices appurtenant or incidental thereto, which are planned as a unit, whether or not acquired or constructed at one time, and which ordinarily are contiguous or adjacent to one another. The buildings need not be contiguous or adjacent to one another, and a project may be entirely composed of either single or multiple dwellings.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 5/41

    (310 ILCS 5/41) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 191)
    Sec. 41. If any Section, subdivision, sentence or clause of this Act is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 396.)

310 ILCS 5/42

    (310 ILCS 5/42) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 192)
    Sec. 42. In addition to the rights, powers and duties of the Department under this Act, it has the following powers and duties with respect to housing authorities created pursuant to "An Act in relation to housing authorities", approved March 19, 1934, as amended:
    Whenever the Department issues a certificate for the creation of a housing authority in any county or in any city, village or incorporated town having more than twenty-five thousand inhabitants, the presiding officer of the county or of the city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be, shall as soon as possible thereafter, appoint with the approval of the Department five commissioners with initial terms of one, two, three, four and five years. Upon the approval of such appointments, the Department shall cause a certificate of such appointments and its approval thereof to be filed in the office in which deeds of property in the county are recorded. The appointment of any succeeding commissioners of a housing authority shall be subject to similar approval; and each such appointment shall be effective upon the filing by the Department of a certificate of appointment and of its approval thereof as hereinbefore provided.
    No officer or employee of the Department shall be eligible to serve as a commissioner of a housing authority.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

310 ILCS 5/43

    (310 ILCS 5/43) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 193)
    Sec. 43. Whenever it shall appear to the Department that a commissioner is incompetent or guilty of neglect of duty or malfeasance, the Department shall require such commissioner to appear before it to show cause why he should not be removed from office. At least fifteen days written notice of such a hearing shall be given to the commissioner whose conduct is in question and to all other members of the authority. At the hearing the commissioner may be represented by counsel and may appear personally and present such pertinent evidence as he wishes or as the Department may request.
    If after a hearing the Department determines that a commissioner has been incompetent or has been guilty of neglect of duty or malfeasance, it shall remove such commissioner from the authority within seven days, and there shall thereupon be deemed to be a vacancy of such office.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

310 ILCS 5/44

    (310 ILCS 5/44) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 194)
    Sec. 44. The Department shall collect and distribute information relating to the administration of housing authorities and to the construction, maintenance, and operation of their projects. The Department shall suggest and assist in the preparation of legislation relating to authorities and their functions. The Department may, in its discretion, prescribe methods and forms for keeping accounts, records and books to be used by an authority, and prescribe accounts to which particular outlays and receipts shall be entered, charged, or credited. The Department may require an authority to file periodical reports not more often than quarterly covering its operations and activities in a form prescribed by the Department and may, from time to time, require specific answers to questions upon which the Department may desire information.
    The Department may investigate the conditions and affairs of an authority, its dealings, transactions or relationships and the manner in which projects are managed, and may through its members or employees enter upon and inspect the property, equipment, buildings, plants and offices of an authority and examine its books, contracts, records, documents and papers. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the provisions of the statutes of this state prescribing the qualifications of persons authorized by law to plan and to supervise the construction, enlargement, or alteration of buildings.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

310 ILCS 5/45

    (310 ILCS 5/45) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 195)
    Sec. 45. In addition to the powers elsewhere conferred by this Act, the Department shall have the further powers of supervision over housing authorities provided in Section 27 of this Act with reference to housing corporations; except with reference to any project financed in whole or in part by the Federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof so long as such project is supervised or controlled by the Federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof or designee or nominee thereof.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

310 ILCS 5/46

    (310 ILCS 5/46) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 196)
    Sec. 46. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

310 ILCS 5/46.1

    (310 ILCS 5/46.1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 196.1)
    Sec. 46.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

310 ILCS 5/47

    (310 ILCS 5/47) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 197)
    Sec. 47. (a) The Chairman of the County Board of each county, other than a home rule county, in which a county or municipal housing authority has been established, shall cause to be formed an Advisory Committee for the assignment of housing in low-income projects.
    (b) The Advisory Committee required by this Section shall consist of:
        (1) the Chairman of the County Board as chairman of
    
the committee, ex officio;
        (2) in any county which has formed a county housing
    
authority, one member of the county board, selected by the county board;
        (3) a member of the city council or of the village
    
board of trustees, as applicable, for each municipality which has established a municipal housing authority, each member having been selected by his council or board;
        (4) a representative of the United Fund, Community
    
Chest, or other similar organization;
        (5) representatives of the area or regional offices
    
of the Illinois Departments of Children and Family Services, Human Services, and Public Health;
        (6) a representative of the county building
    
department;
        (7) a representative of the Visiting Nurse
    
Association which represents nurses operating within the county; and
        (8) a representative of each housing authority which
    
has jurisdiction within the county.
    (c) The Advisory Committee shall meet at least once in each calendar quarter, and more often as necessary, at the call of the chairman or of 25% of the members appointed under the provisions of this Section. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the appointed members.
    (d) The Committee shall prepare a list of those persons who have been found to be in need of low-income housing by the agencies and governmental authorities which are represented in the membership of the committee. The Committee shall place these persons on separate lists according to the housing authority in which the persons reside, shall rank them according to priority of need, and shall submit the lists to the several chief operating officers of the housing authorities within the county.
    (e) Upon receiving the latest list of recommendations from the Advisory Committee, the chief operating officer of each housing authority shall take the recommendations into consideration in assigning units of low-income housing within his jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)