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HOUSING
(310 ILCS 20/) Housing Development and Construction Act.

310 ILCS 20/0.01

    (310 ILCS 20/0.01) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 52.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Housing Development and Construction Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324; 87-435.)

310 ILCS 20/1

    (310 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 53)
    Sec. 1. It is declared as a matter of legislative determination that in order to promote and protect the health, safety, morals and welfare of the public, it is necessary in the public interest to provide financial assistance to housing authorities and Land Clearance Commissions for the purpose of facilitating the construction and development of housing and alleviating the crucial housing shortage which prevails throughout the state; that the uses and purposes for which moneys may be allocated under this act are grounded in public necessity and predicated upon emergency conditions requiring immediate governmental consideration and action; and that the provisions of this Act embrace public objects and governmental functions essential to the public interest.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 1086.)

310 ILCS 20/2

    (310 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 54)
    Sec. 2. Any housing authority now or hereafter organized under the "Housing Authorities Act," approved March 19, 1934, as amended, and any Land Clearance Commission heretofore organized under the Act herein repealed or hereafter organized under the provisions of the "Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947," enacted by the 65th General Assembly, may make application to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant of state funds from the appropriation designated for the making of grants under this Act. No such housing authority or Land Clearance Commission shall apply for a sum larger than the proportion of the population of its area of operation to the population of the State, and where an authority and Land Clearance Commission have been created by the governing body of the same municipality, an amount not in excess of one-half (1/2) of the maximum grant allocable for such municipality on the foregoing basis of proportion of population may be allocated to the housing authority and an amount not in excess of one-half (1/2) of the maximum grant so allocable for such municipality may be allocated to the Land Clearance Commission.
    The foregoing provisions of this Section in respect to maximum allocable grants to housing authorities and land clearance commissions from funds appropriated by the 66th or any succeeding General Assembly, and applications therefor, shall be subject to the provisions of Section 3a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 20/3

    (310 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 55)
    Sec. 3. Every application for a grant shall be accompanied by a statement of the uses to which a grant is to be applied, a description of the housing conditions in the area of operation of the applicant, and a plan for development or redevelopment or other use to be undertaken by the applicant. Subject to the provisions of Section 3a the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall review all applications for grants and if satisfied that a need therefor exists in relation to the uses to which it is to be applied and upon approval of the plan submitted with the application, the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Community Affairs shall transmit to the State Comptroller a statement of approval and of the amount of the grant. Upon receipt of such statement by the Comptroller, the approved grant shall be paid to the applicant from any appropriation designated for the making of grants under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 20/3a

    (310 ILCS 20/3a) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 55a)
    Sec. 3a. Application for grants from funds appropriated by the 66th or any succeeding General Assembly shall be made not later than June 30th of the year following the year in which such appropriation was enacted. Each such application shall be reviewed by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as provided in Section 3 and if approved shall entitle the applicant to a grant upon the basis of the population formula prescribed in Section 2. No application shall be approved unless the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is satisfied that the amount approved will be properly employed by the applicant in carrying out the plan accompanying the application.
    If any housing authority or land clearance commission has failed to make application for a grant of funds appropriated by the 66th or any succeeding General Assembly prior to July 1st of the year following the year in which the appropriation was enacted, such portion of the appropriation as remains unallocated shall be available for distribution by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to housing authorities and land clearance commissions which make application and establish a need therefor in relation to a specific project or projects approved by the Department. The determination of the relative needs of applicants shall be made by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; provided, that in no event shall the sum of any initial and supplemental grants to any applicant exceed 50% of the total appropriation made available for distribution to all applicants in the State.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 20/3b

    (310 ILCS 20/3b) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 55b)
    Sec. 3b. In any municipality or county for which a Land Clearance Commission has been established, and for which no Housing Authority has been established, the Land Clearance Commission, if a recipient of state grants under this Act, may, subject to the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, exercise the powers vested in Housing Authorities under the provisions of this Act and the "Housing Authorities Act," approved March 19, 1934, as amended, and apply state grant funds allocated under this Act to any such purpose. For the purpose of any project so undertaken, the Land Clearance Commission shall be subject to all laws and regulations applicable to Housing Authorities. If a Housing Authority is established for any such municipality or county, the Land Clearance Commission shall thereafter exercise only those powers designated in the "Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947," approved July 2, 1947, as amended, and, in respect to pending, uncompleted or existing projects undertaken as a Housing Authority, the Land Clearance Commission, subject to the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, may either complete or continue such project, or transfer full and complete power thereover to the Housing Authority.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 20/4

    (310 ILCS 20/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 56)
    Sec. 4. Grants paid to Land Clearance Commissions pursuant to this Act shall be deposited in a separate fund and, except as otherwise authorized by Section 3b, be applied only to the uses authorized by the "Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947," approved July 2, 1947, as amended. If any such Land Clearance Commission has received state or municipal grants under the "Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947," the sum paid under this Act shall be deposited in the separate fund into which such other grants were placed for use in connection with any redevelopment project or projects undertaken by such commission. No grant to a Land Clearance Commission hereunder shall be conditioned upon the matching thereof by the municipality in which the redevelopment project is located.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1493.)

310 ILCS 20/5

    (310 ILCS 20/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 57)
    Sec. 5. Any grants paid hereunder to a housing authority shall be deposited in a separate fund and, subject to the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, may be used for any or all of the following purposes as the needs of the community may require: the acquisition of land by purchase, gift or condemnation and the improvement thereof, the purchase and installation of temporary housing facilities, the construction of housing units for rent or sale to veterans, the families of deceased servicemen, and for persons and families who by reason of overcrowded housing conditions or displacement by eviction, fires or other calamities, or slum clearance or other private or public project involving relocation, are in urgent need of safe and sanitary housing, the making of grants in connection with the sale or lease of real property as provided in the following paragraph of this section, and for any and all purposes authorized by the "Housing Authorities Act," approved March 19, 1934, as amended, including administrative expenses of the housing authorities in relation to the aforesaid objectives, to the extent and for the purposes authorized and approved by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Each housing authority is vested with power to exercise the right of eminent domain for the purposes authorized by this Act. Condemnation proceedings instituted by any such authority shall be in all respects in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
    In addition to the foregoing, and for the purpose of facilitating the development and construction of housing, housing authorities may, with the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, enter into contracts and agreements for the sale or lease of real property acquired by the Authority through the use of the grant hereunder, and may sell or lease such property to (1) housing corporations operating under "An Act in relation to housing," approved July 12, 1933, as amended; (2) neighborhood redevelopment corporations operating under the "Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law," approved July 9, 1941; (3) insurance companies operating under Article VIII of the Illinois Insurance Code; (4) non-profit corporations organized for the purpose of constructing, managing and operating housing projects and the improvement of housing conditions, including the sale or rental of housing units to persons in need thereof; or (5) to any other individual, association or corporation, including bona fide housing cooperatives, desiring to engage in a development or redevelopment project. The term "corporation" as used in this section, means a corporation organized under the laws of this or any other state of the United States, or of any country, which may legally make investments in this State of the character herein prescribed, including foreign and alien insurance companies as defined in Section 2 of the "Illinois Insurance Code." No sale or lease shall be made hereunder to any of the aforesaid corporations, associations or individuals unless a plan approved by the Authority has been presented by the purchaser or lessee for the development or redevelopment of such property, together with a bond, with satisfactory sureties, of not less than 10% of the cost of such development or redevelopment, conditioned upon the completion of such development or redevelopment; provided that the requirement of the bond may be waived by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity if it is satisfied of the financial ability of the purchaser or lessee to complete such development or redevelopment in accordance with the presented plan. To further assure that the real property so sold or leased shall be used in accordance with the plan, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may require the purchaser or lessee to execute in writing such undertakings as the Department deems necessary to obligate such purchaser or lessee (1) to use the property for the purposes presented in the plan; (2) to commence and complete the building of the improvements designated in the plan within the periods of time that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity fixes as reasonable, and (3) to comply with such other conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Any such property may be sold pursuant to this section for any legal consideration in an amount to be approved by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Subject to the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, a housing authority may pay to any non-profit corporation of the character described in this section from grants made available from state funds, such sum of money which, when added to the value of the land so sold or leased to such non-profit corporation and the value of other assets of such non-profit corporation available for use in the project, will enable such non-profit corporation to obtain Federal Housing Administration insured construction mortgages. Any such authority may also sell, transfer, convey or assign to any such non-profit corporation any personal property, including building materials and supplies, as it deems necessary to facilitate the completion of the development or redevelopment by such non-profit corporation.
    If the area of operation of a housing authority includes a city, village or incorporated town having a population in excess of 500,000, as determined by the last preceding Federal Census, no real property or interest in real property shall be acquired in such municipality by the housing authority until such time as the housing authority has advised the governing body of such municipality of the description of the real property, or interest therein, proposed to be acquired, and the governing body of the municipality has approved the acquisition thereof by the housing authority.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06; 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

310 ILCS 20/5.5

    (310 ILCS 20/5.5)
    Sec. 5.5. 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 20/6

    (310 ILCS 20/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 58)
    Sec. 6. No applications for grants shall be approved within a period of thirty days after the effective date of this Act.
    In the event an allocation is made to a housing authority prior to the formation of a Land Clearance Commission for the same municipality, or to a Land Clearance Commission prior to the formation of a housing authority, the limitation on the amount of the grant as provided in Section 2 shall not be applicable, and the maximum amount allocable on the basis of the proportion of population as specified in Section 2 may lawfully be granted to such existing housing authority or Land Clearance Commission.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 1086.)

310 ILCS 20/7

    (310 ILCS 20/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 59)
    Sec. 7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-98.)

310 ILCS 20/8

    (310 ILCS 20/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 60)
    Sec. 8. No housing authority or land clearance commission shall reinvest or use any funds arising from the rental or sale of any property acquired with funds granted pursuant to this Act except with the approval of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 20/9

    (310 ILCS 20/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 61)
    Sec. 9. Upon a change of the territorial boundaries of a body to which a grant has been made, such funds as remain from such grant shall be re-allocated on the basis of population.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 1086.)

310 ILCS 20/9a

    (310 ILCS 20/9a) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 61a)
    Sec. 9a. In the event that any housing authority or land clearance commission has failed or refused to initiate any project or projects for which it has received grants of State funds under the provisions of this Act or "An Act to promote the improvement of housing," approved July 26, 1945, and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, upon the basis of an investigation, is convinced that such housing authority or land clearance commission is unable or unwilling to proceed thereon, the Department may direct the housing authority or land clearance commission to transfer to the Department the balance of the State funds then in the possession of such agency, and upon failure to do so within thirty days after such demand, the Department shall institute a civil action for the recovery thereof, which action shall be maintained by the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the state's attorney of the county in which the housing authority or land clearance commission has its area of operation.
    Any officer or member of any such housing authority or land clearance commission who refuses to comply with the demand of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the transfer of State funds as herein provided shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 99-576, eff. 7-15-16.)

310 ILCS 20/10

    (310 ILCS 20/10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 62)
    Sec. 10. "An Act to promote the improvement of housing", approved July 26, 1945, is repealed. The repeal of said Act shall not affect the validity of the organization, acts, contracts, proceedings, conveyances and transactions of housing authorities and land clearance commissions done or performed thereunder prior to the effective date of this Act, and all such acts, contracts, proceedings, conveyances and transactions, done or performed thereunder, and the organization of such authorities and land clearance commissions are ratified, affirmed and declared valid and legal in all respects. Grants paid to such housing authorities and land clearance commissions under the act herein repealed may be used by such authorities and commissions for the purposes for which such grants were made, and all or any portion thereof which remains unexpended and unobligated may, in addition, be used in the manner authorized by Section 22 of the "Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947", enacted by the 65th General Assembly, or, with the approval of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) for any purpose or purposes authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)