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HOUSING
(310 ILCS 65/) Illinois Affordable Housing Act.

310 ILCS 65/1

    (310 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1251)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Affordable Housing Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/2

    (310 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1252)
    Sec. 2. Legislative findings and declarations. It is hereby found and declared that an acute shortage of affordable housing exists in the State of Illinois; and that this crisis has been exacerbated by a sharp reduction in federal funding for affordable housing, by the potential prepayment of subsidized federal mortgages, and by an inability on the part of local government to meet this need. New State resources must therefore be directed to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing. It is further intended that limited new State resources be allocated in a manner that maximizes collaboration among federal, State and local agencies as well as the private sector.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/3

    (310 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1253)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Program" means the Illinois Affordable Housing Program.
    (b) "Trust Fund" means the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
    (b-5) "Capital Fund" means the Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund.
    (c) "Low-income household" means a single person, family or unrelated persons living together whose adjusted income is more than 50%, but less than 80%, of the median income of the area of residence, adjusted for family size, as such adjusted income and median income for the area are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for purposes of Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
    (d) "Very low-income household" means a single person, family or unrelated persons living together whose adjusted income is not more than 50% of the median income of the area of residence, adjusted for family size, as such adjusted income and median income for the area are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for purposes of Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
    (e) "Affordable housing" means residential housing that, so long as the same is occupied by low-income households or very low-income households, requires payment of monthly housing costs, including utilities other than telephone, of no more than 30% of the maximum allowable income as stated for such households as defined in this Section.
    (f) "Multi-family housing" means a building or buildings providing housing to 5 or more households.
    (g) "Single-family housing" means a building containing one to 4 dwelling units, including a mobile home as defined in subsection (b) of Section 3 of the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act, as amended.
    (h) "Community-based organization" means a not-for-profit entity whose governing body includes a majority of members who reside in the community served by the organization.
    (i) "Advocacy organization" means a not-for-profit organization which conducts, in part or in whole, activities to influence public policy on behalf of low-income or very low-income households.
    (j) "Program Administrator" means the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
    (k) "Funding Agent" means the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    (l) "Commission" means the Affordable Housing Advisory Commission.
    (m) "Congregate housing" means a building or structure in which 2 or more households, inclusive, share common living areas and may share child care, cleaning, cooking and other household responsibilities.
    (n) "Eligible applicant" means a proprietorship, partnership, for-profit corporation, not-for-profit corporation or unit of local government which seeks to use fund assets as provided in this Article.
    (o) "Moderate income household" means a single person, family or unrelated persons living together whose adjusted income is more than 80% but less than 120% of the median income of the area of residence, adjusted for family size, as such adjusted income and median income for the area are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for purposes of Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
    (p) "Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes" means the bonds or notes issued by the Program Administrator under the Illinois Housing Development Act to further the purposes of this Act.
    (q) "Trust Fund Moneys" means all moneys, deposits, revenues, income, interest, dividends, receipts, taxes, proceeds and other amounts or funds deposited or to be deposited in the Trust Fund pursuant to Section 5(b) of this Act and any proceeds, investments or increase thereof.
    (r) "Program Escrow" means accounts, except those accounts relating to any Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, designated by the Program Administrator, into which Trust Fund Moneys are deposited.
(Source: P.A. 95-710, eff. 6-1-08.)

310 ILCS 65/4

    (310 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1254)
    Sec. 4. Illinois Affordable Housing Program. The Illinois Affordable Housing Program is hereby created for the purpose of developing and coordinating public and private resources targeted to meet the affordable housing needs of low-income and very low-income households in the State of Illinois. The Program shall be developed, coordinated and administered by the Program Administrator with advice and input from the Commission. The Program shall be funded by resources available to the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, such other resources as may be allocated by various State agencies, and such other resources as may be available. The Program Administrator shall promulgate rules and regulations implementing this Program in accordance with this Act, after consultation with the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/5

    (310 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1255)
    Sec. 5. Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
    (a) There is hereby created the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, hereafter referred to in this Act as the "Trust Fund" to be held as a separate fund within the State Treasury and to be administered by the Program Administrator. The purpose of the Trust Fund is to finance projects of the Illinois Affordable Housing Program as authorized and approved by the Program Administrator. The Funding Agent shall establish, within the Trust Fund, a General Account, a Bond Account, a Commitment Account and a Development Credits Account. The Funding Agent shall authorize distribution of Trust Fund moneys to the Program Administrator or a payee designated by the Program Administrator for purposes authorized by this Act. After receipt of the Trust Fund moneys by the Program Administrator or designated payee, the Program Administrator shall ensure that all those moneys are expended for a public purpose and only as authorized by this Act.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in Section 8(c) of this Act, there shall be deposited in the Trust Fund such amounts as may become available under the provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to:
        (1) all receipts, including dividends, principal and
    
interest repayments attributable to any loans or agreements funded from the Trust Fund;
        (2) all proceeds of assets of whatever nature
    
received by the Program Administrator, and attributable to default with respect to loans or agreements funded from the Trust Fund;
        (3) any appropriations, grants or gifts of funds or
    
property, or financial or other aid from any federal or State agency or body, local government or any other public organization or private individual made to the Trust Fund;
        (4) any income received as a result of the investment
    
of moneys in the Trust Fund;
        (5) all fees or charges collected by the Program
    
Administrator or Funding Agent pursuant to this Act;
        (6) an amount equal to one half of all proceeds
    
collected by the Funding Agent pursuant to Section 3 of the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act, as amended;
        (7) other funds as appropriated by the General
    
Assembly; and
        (8) any income, less costs and fees associated with
    
the Program Escrow, received by the Program Administrator that is derived from Trust Fund Moneys held in the Program Escrow prior to expenditure of such Trust Fund Moneys.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

310 ILCS 65/5.5

    (310 ILCS 65/5.5)
    Sec. 5.5. Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund.
    (a) There is hereby created the Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund, hereinafter referred to as the "Capital Fund", to be held as a separate fund within the State treasury and to be administered by the Program Administrator. The purpose of the Capital Fund is to finance projects of the Illinois Affordable Housing Program as authorized by the Illinois Housing Development Authority's comprehensive plan and approved by the Program Administrator. The Funding Agent shall establish, within the Capital Fund, a general account to be used for expenditures associated with implementing the provisions of the Illinois Housing Development Authority's comprehensive plan, a Commitment Account, and a Development Credits Account. The Funding Agent shall authorize distribution of Capital Fund moneys to the Program Administrator or a payee designated by the Program Administrator for purposes authorized by this Act. After receipt of the Capital Fund moneys by the Program Administrator or designated payee, the Program Administrator shall ensure that all those moneys are expended for a public purpose and only as authorized by this Act.
    (b) There shall be deposited in the Capital Fund such amounts as may become available under the provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to:
        (1) any appropriations made to the Funding Agent on
    
behalf of the Program Administrator pursuant to an issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the State of Illinois;
        (2) all receipts, including dividends, principal, and
    
interest repayments, attributable to any loans or agreements funded from the Capital Fund;
        (3) all proceeds of assets of whatever nature
    
received by the Program Administrator and attributable to default with respect to loans or agreements funded from the Capital Fund;
        (4) all fees or charges collected by the Program
    
Administrator or Funding Agent in connection with loans or agreements funded from the Capital Fund pursuant to this Act;
        (5) any other funds as appropriated by the General
    
Assembly; and
        (6) any income, less any administrative costs and
    
fees associated with the Program Escrow, received by the Program Administrator that is derived from moneys in the Capital Fund held in the Program Escrow prior to expenditure of such moneys.
(Source: P.A. 95-710, eff. 6-1-08.)

310 ILCS 65/6

    (310 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1256)
    Sec. 6. Advisory Commission.
    (a) There is hereby created the Illinois Affordable Housing Advisory Commission. The Commission shall consist of 15 members. Three of the Commissioners shall be the Directors of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Finance Authority and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or their representatives. One of the Commissioners shall be the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Housing or its representative. The remaining 11 members shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and not more than 4 of these Commission members shall reside in any one county in the State. At least one Commission member shall be an administrator of a public housing authority from other than a municipality having a population in excess of 2,000,000; at least 2 Commission members shall be representatives of special needs populations as described in subsection (e) of Section 8; at least 4 Commission members shall be representatives of community-based organizations engaged in the development or operation of housing for low-income and very low-income households; and at least 4 Commission members shall be representatives of advocacy organizations, one of which shall represent a tenants' advocacy organization. The Governor shall consider nominations made by advocacy organizations and community-based organizations.
    (b) Members appointed to the Commission shall serve a term of 3 years; however, 3 members first appointed under this Act shall serve an initial term of one year, and 4 members first appointed under this Act shall serve a term of 2 years. Individual terms of office shall be chosen by lot at the initial meeting of the Commission. The Governor shall appoint the Chairman of the Commission, and the Commission members shall elect a Vice Chairman.
    (c) Members of the Commission shall not be entitled to compensation, but shall receive reimbursement for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    (d) Eight members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
    (e) The Commission shall meet at least quarterly and its duties and responsibilities are:
        (1) the study and review of the availability of
    
affordable housing for low-income and very low-income households in the State of Illinois and the development of a plan which addresses the need for additional affordable housing;
        (2) encouraging collaboration between federal and
    
State agencies, local government and the private sector in the planning, development and operation of affordable housing for low-income and very low-income households;
        (3) studying, evaluating and soliciting new and
    
expanded sources of funding for affordable housing;
        (4) developing, proposing, reviewing, and commenting
    
on priorities, policies and procedures for uses and expenditures of Trust Fund monies, including policies which assure equitable distribution of funds statewide;
        (5) making recommendations to the Program
    
Administrator concerning proposed expenditures from the Trust Fund;
        (6) making recommendations to the Program
    
Administrator concerning the developments proposed to be financed with the proceeds of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes;
        (7) reviewing and commenting on the development of
    
priorities, policies and procedures for the administration of the Program;
        (8) monitoring and evaluating all allocations of
    
funds under this Program; and
        (9) making recommendations to the General Assembly
    
for further legislation that may be necessary in the area of affordable housing.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 65/7

    (310 ILCS 65/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1257)
    Sec. 7. Powers of the Program Administrator. The Program Administrator, in addition to the powers set forth in the Illinois Housing Development Act and the powers identified in Sections 8 and 9 of this Act, has the power to:
        (a) identify, select and make financing available to
    
eligible applicants from monies in the Trust Fund or the Capital Fund or from monies secured by the Trust Fund or the Capital Fund for affordable housing for low and very low-income families;
        (b) purchase first and second mortgages, to make
    
secured, unsecured or deferred repayment loans, to make no interest or low interest loans or to issue grants, payments or subsidies for the predevelopment expenses, acquisition, construction, rehabilitation development, operation, insurance, or retention of projects in support of affordable single family and multi-family housing for low and very low-income households;
        (c) expend monies for mortgage participation
    
certificates representing an undivided interest in specified, first-lien conventional residential Illinois mortgages which are underwritten, insured, guaranteed or purchased by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation;
        (d) fix, determine, charge and collect any fees,
    
costs and expenses, including without limitation, any application fees, commitment or servicing fees, program fees, financing charges, or publication fees in connection with activities under this Act;
        (e) establish applications, notification procedures,
    
and other forms, and to prepare and issue rules deemed necessary and appropriate to implement this Act with consultation from the Commission; and to issue emergency rules, as necessary, for program implementation needed prior to publication of the first annual plan required by Section 12 of this Act;
        (f) make and enter into and enforce all loans, loan
    
commitments, contracts and agreements necessary, convenient or desirable to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this Act;
        (g) consent, subject to the provisions of any
    
contract or agreement with another person, whenever it deems it is necessary or desirable in the fulfillment of the purposes of this Act, to the modification or restructuring of any loan commitment, loan, contract or agreement to which the Program Administrator is a party;
        (h) acquire by purchase, gift, or foreclosure, but
    
not by condemnation, any real or personal property, or any interest therein, to procure insurance against loss, to enter into any lease of property and to hold, sell, assign, lease, mortgage or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property, or any interest therein, or relinquish any right, title, claim, lien, interest, easement or demand however acquired, and to do any of the foregoing by public or private sale;
        (i) subject to the provisions of any contract or
    
agreement with another party to collect, enforce the collection of, and foreclose on any property or collateral securing its loan or loans, mortgage or mortgages, and acquire or take possession of such property or collateral and release or relinquish any right, title, claim, lien, interest, easement, or demand in property foreclosed by it or to sell the same at public or private sale, with or without bidding, and otherwise deal with such collateral as may be necessary to protect the interest of the Program Administrator;
        (j) sell any eligible loan made by the Program
    
Administrator or mortgage interest owned by it, at public or private sale, with or without bidding, either singly or in groups, or in shares of loans or shares of groups of loans, and to deposit and invest the funds derived from such sales in any manner authorized by this Act;
        (k) provide, contract or arrange, or participate with
    
or enter into agreements with any department, agency or authority of the United States or of this State, or any local unit of government, or any banking institution, insurance company, trust or fiduciary or any foundation or not-for-profit agency for the review, application, servicing, processing or administration of any proposed loan, grant, application, servicing, processing or administration of any proposed loan, grant, agreement, or contract of the Department when such arrangement is in furtherance of this Act;
        (l) receive and accept any gifts, grants, donations
    
or contributions from any source, of money, property, labor or other things of value, to be held, used and applied to carry out the purposes of this Act subject to including, but not limited to, gifts or grants from any Department or agency of the United States or the State or from any local unit of government, not-for-profit organization or private firm or individual for any purpose consistent with this Act; and
        (m) exercise such other powers as are necessary or
    
incidental to the administration of this Act or performance of duties under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-710, eff. 6-1-08.)

310 ILCS 65/8

    (310 ILCS 65/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1258)
    Sec. 8. Uses of Trust Fund.
    (a) Subject to annual appropriation to the Funding Agent and subject to the prior dedication, allocation, transfer and use of Trust Fund Moneys as provided in Sections 8(b), 8(c) and 9 of this Act, the Trust Fund may be used to make grants, mortgages, or other loans to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, develop, operate, insure, and retain affordable single-family and multi-family housing in this State for low-income and very low-income households. The majority of monies appropriated to the Trust Fund in any given year are to be used for affordable housing for very low-income households. For the fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009 only, the Department of Human Services is authorized to receive appropriations and spend moneys from the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the purpose of developing and coordinating public and private resources targeted to meet the affordable housing needs of low-income, very low-income, and special needs households in the State of Illinois.
    (b) For each fiscal year commencing with fiscal year 1994, the Program Administrator shall certify from time to time to the Funding Agent, the Comptroller and the State Treasurer amounts, up to an aggregate in any fiscal year of $10,000,000, of Trust Fund Moneys expected to be used or pledged by the Program Administrator during the fiscal year for the purposes and uses specified in Sections 8(c) and 9 of this Act. Subject to annual appropriation, upon receipt of such certification, the Funding Agent and the Comptroller shall dedicate and the State Treasurer shall transfer not less often than monthly to the Program Administrator or its designated payee, without requisition or further request therefor, all amounts accumulated in the Trust Fund within the State Treasury and not already transferred to the Loan Commitment Account prior to the Funding Agent's receipt of such certification, until the Program Administrator has received the aggregate amount certified by the Program Administrator, to be used solely for the purposes and uses authorized and provided in Sections 8(c) and 9 of this Act. Neither the Comptroller nor the Treasurer shall transfer, dedicate or allocate any of the Trust Fund Moneys transferred or certified for transfer by the Program Administrator as provided above to any other fund, nor shall the Governor authorize any such transfer, dedication or allocation, nor shall any of the Trust Fund Moneys so dedicated, allocated or transferred be used, temporarily or otherwise, for interfund borrowing, or be otherwise used or appropriated, except as expressly authorized and provided in Sections 8(c) and 9 of this Act for the purposes and subject to the priorities, limitations and conditions provided for therein until such obligations, uses and dedications as therein provided, have been satisfied.
    (c) Notwithstanding Section 5(b) of this Act, any Trust Fund Moneys transferred to the Program Administrator pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act, or otherwise obtained, paid to or held by or for the Program Administrator, or pledged pursuant to resolution of the Program Administrator, for Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes under the Illinois Housing Development Act, and all proceeds, payments and receipts from investments or use of such moneys, including any residual or additional funds or moneys generated or obtained in connection with any of the foregoing, may be held, pledged, applied or dedicated by the Program Administrator as follows:
        (1) as required by the terms of any pledge of or
    
resolution of the Program Administrator authorized under Section 9 of this Act in connection with Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes issued pursuant to the Illinois Housing Development Act;
        (2) to or for costs of issuance and administration
    
and the payments of any principal, interest, premium or other amounts or expenses incurred or accrued in connection with Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, including rate protection contracts and credit support arrangements pertaining thereto, and, provided such expenses, fees and charges are obligations, whether recourse or nonrecourse, and whether financed with or paid from the proceeds of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, of the developers, mortgagors or other users, the Program Administrator's expenses and servicing, administration and origination fees and charges in connection with any loans, mortgages, or developments funded or financed or expected to be funded or financed, in whole or in part, from the issuance of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes;
        (3) to or for costs of issuance and administration
    
and the payments of principal, interest, premium, loan fees, and other amounts or other obligations of the Program Administrator, including rate protection contracts and credit support arrangements pertaining thereto, for loans, commercial paper or other notes or bonds issued by the Program Administrator pursuant to the Illinois Housing Development Act, provided that the proceeds of such loans, commercial paper or other notes or bonds are paid or expended in connection with, or refund or repay, loans, commercial paper or other notes or bonds issued or made in connection with bridge loans or loans for the construction, renovation, redevelopment, restructuring, reorganization of Affordable Housing and related expenses, including development costs, technical assistance, or other amounts to construct, preserve, improve, renovate, rehabilitate, refinance, or assist Affordable Housing, including financially troubled Affordable Housing, permanent or other financing for which has been funded or financed or is expected to be funded or financed in whole or in part by the Program Administrator through the issuance of or use of proceeds from Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes;
        (4) to or for direct expenditures or reimbursement
    
for development costs, technical assistance, or other amounts to construct, preserve, improve, renovate, rehabilitate, refinance, or assist Affordable Housing, including financially troubled Affordable Housing, permanent or other financing for which has been funded or financed or is expected to be funded or financed in whole or in part by the Program Administrator through the issuance of or use of proceeds from Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes; and
        (5) for deposit into any residual, sinking, reserve
    
or revolving fund or pool established by the Program Administrator, whether or not pledged to secure Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, to support or be utilized for the issuance, redemption, or payment of the principal, interest, premium or other amounts payable on or with respect to any existing, additional or future Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, or to or for any other expenditure authorized by this Section 8(c).
    (d) All or a portion of the Trust Fund Moneys on deposit or to be deposited in the Trust Fund not already certified for transfer or transferred to the Program Administrator pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act may be used to secure the repayment of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, or otherwise to supplement or support Affordable Housing funded or financed or intended to be funded or financed, in whole or in part, by Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes.
    (e) Assisted housing may include housing for special needs populations such as the homeless, single-parent families, the elderly, or the physically and mentally disabled. The Trust Fund shall be used to implement a demonstration congregate housing project for any such special needs population.
    (f) Grants from the Trust Fund may include, but are not limited to, rental assistance and security deposit subsidies for low and very low-income households.
    (g) The Trust Fund may be used to pay actual and reasonable costs for Commission members to attend Commission meetings, and any litigation costs and expenses, including legal fees, incurred by the Program Administrator in any litigation related to this Act or its action as Program Administrator.
    (h) The Trust Fund may be used to make grants for (1) the provision of technical assistance, (2) outreach, and (3) building an organization's capacity to develop affordable housing projects.
    (i) Amounts on deposit in the Trust Fund may be used to reimburse the Program Administrator and the Funding Agent for costs incurred in the performance of their duties under this Act, excluding costs and fees of the Program Administrator associated with the Program Escrow to the extent withheld pursuant to paragraph (8) of subsection (b) of Section 5.
(Source: P.A. 94-839, eff. 6-6-06; 95-707, eff. 1-11-08; 95-744, eff. 7-18-08.)

310 ILCS 65/8.5

    (310 ILCS 65/8.5)
    Sec. 8.5. Uses of Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund; report.
    (a) Subject to annual appropriation to the Funding Agent, the Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund may be used to make grants, mortgages, or other loans to acquire, construct, rehabilitate, develop, insure, and retain affordable single-family and multi-family housing in this State for low-income and very low-income households. The majority of moneys appropriated to the Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund in any given year are to be used for affordable housing for very low-income households.
    (b) The Illinois Housing Development Authority shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly and the Governor regarding the Illinois Affordable Housing Capital Fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-710, eff. 6-1-08.)

310 ILCS 65/9

    (310 ILCS 65/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1259)
    Sec. 9. Notes and bonds.
    (a) Subject to the restrictions on purposes and uses contained in this Act and the limit on amount contained in Section 22 of the Illinois Housing Development Act, the Program Administrator may issue Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes pursuant to the Illinois Housing Development Act. Such bonds and notes shall be secured as provided in the authorizing resolution of the Program Administrator under the Illinois Housing Development Act which may, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, include in addition to any other security, a specific pledge or assignment of lien on or security interest in, Trust Fund Moneys received or to be received by the Program Administrator from the Trust Fund pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act. Any such pledge, assignment, lien or security interest shall be for the benefit of the holders of such bonds or notes and shall be valid, binding from the times bonds or notes are issued without any physical delivery or further act, and shall be valid and binding as against and prior to the claims of all other parties having claims of any kind against the Program Administrator or any other person irrespective of whether such other parties have notice of such pledge, assignment, lien or security interest. The pledge by the Program Administrator of Trust Fund Moneys obtained pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act and pledged pursuant to this Section shall be superior to and have priority over any other use of such moneys by the Program Administrator under this Act. The resolution authorizing the issuance of any such bonds or notes may provide, as part of the contract with the holders of the bonds or notes, for the creation of a separate fund or funds to provide for the payment of principal, premium, if any, interest and other amounts in respect of such bonds or notes and for the deposit in such funds of any or all Trust Fund Moneys certified to the State Treasurer, the Comptroller and the Funding Agent by the Program Administrator as provided in Section 8(b) of this Act, as well as any other amounts, all as provided in such resolution, to meet the debt service requirements on such bonds or notes, including principal, premium, if any, and interest in respect of such bonds or notes, and any sinking fund, reserve fund or other fund or account requirements as may be provided by such resolution, and all expenses incident to or in connection with such fund or account or the issuance, administration and payment of such bonds or notes.
    (b) The resolution of the Program Administrator authorizing the issuance of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes may further secure such bonds or notes by providing for the assignment and direct payment to the corporate or indenture trustee, if any, for the holders of such bonds and notes of any or all Trust Fund Moneys transferred or certified or dedicated for transfer to the Program Administrator pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act. Subject to annual appropriation, upon receipt of notice of any such assignment, the Funding Agent, the Treasurer and the Comptroller of the State of Illinois shall thereafter, notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, including Section 5 of the State Finance Act, provide for such assigned amounts to be paid directly to the trustee instead of the Program Administrator, all in accordance with the terms of the resolution making the assignment. The resolution shall provide that Trust Fund Moneys paid pursuant to Section 8(b) and this Section to the trustee which are not required to be deposited, held or invested in funds and accounts created by the resolution with respect to Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes, may be paid by the trustee to the Program Administrator and the Program Administrator may use such amounts or funds as provided in Section 8(c) of this Act.
    (c) In issuing Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes pursuant to the Illinois Housing Development Act, the Program Administrator may include in the resolution authorizing such issue a covenant as part of the contract with the holders of the bonds or notes, that as long as such obligations are outstanding, it shall make the deposits or transfers of Trust Fund Moneys it receives or is entitled to receive pursuant to Section 8(b) of this Act. A certified copy of the resolution authorizing the issuance of any of such bonds or notes shall be filed at or prior to the issuance of such obligations with the Governor, the Treasurer and Comptroller of the State of Illinois and with the Funding Agent.
    (d) The State of Illinois pledges to and agrees with the holders of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes issued pursuant to the Illinois Housing Development Act that the State will not limit or alter the rights and powers vested in the Program Administrator by this Act or the Illinois Housing Development Act so as to impair the terms of any contract made by the Program Administrator with such holders or in any way impair the rights and remedies of such holders until the principal and premium, if any, of such bonds and notes, together with interest thereon, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceedings by or on behalf of such holders are fully met and discharged. In addition, the State pledges to and agrees with the holders of such bonds and notes that the State will not limit or alter the basis on which Trust Fund Moneys are to be collected and paid to the Program Administrator as provided in this Act, or the use of such funds, and the State will not take action to repeal or reduce the Real Estate Transfer Tax, as amended, so as to impair the terms of any such contract. The Program Administrator is authorized to include these pledges and agreements of the State in any contract with the holders of Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes.
    (e) Illinois Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund Bonds or Notes do not constitute general obligations of the State and shall not be secured by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the State. Each such bond or note shall describe the limited nature of the State's obligation on the face of the bond or note.
(Source: P.A. 88-93.)

310 ILCS 65/10

    (310 ILCS 65/10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1260)
    Sec. 10. Trust Fund restrictions and stipulations. (a) All housing financed and all assistance provided from the Trust Fund shall be available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, unfavorable military discharge, familial status, marital status, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, or disability.
    (b) There shall be, on all assisted housing, a deed restriction, agreement, or other legal document which provides for the recapture of assistance upon terms and conditions to be specified in rules and regulations promulgated by the Program Administrator.
    (c) Loans made by the Trust Fund may be at no interest or at below market interest rates, with or without security, and may include loans for predevelopment financing.
    (d) Assistance may be provided for housing units for low and very low-income households within multi-family housing which is occupied partly by low and very low-income households and partly by households not qualifying as low or very low-income, subject to rules and regulations promulgated by the Program Administrator.
    (e) Except to the extent provided in rules and regulations promulgated by the Program Administrator, no household shall be required to vacate or move from any assisted housing as a result of ceasing to qualify as a low or very low-income household under this Act.
    (f) Rates not to exceed fair market rental may be charged to any person or household which occupies any single family housing or unit of multi-family housing for the period that person or household does not qualify as low or very low-income.
    (g) All housing assisted by the Trust Fund shall provide a residential antidisplacement and relocation assistance plan consistent with Section 507 of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1987.
    (h) Multi-family housing assisted by the Trust Fund shall be prohibited from refusing to accept tenants for occupancy solely because the tenant receives governmental rental assistance.
    (i) Trust Fund assisted multi-family housing is prohibited from evicting tenants without good cause.
    (j) Assistance may be provided to housing whether or not such housing satisfies the definition of a "qualified residential rental project" set forth in Section 142 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
    (k) Housing assisted by the Trust Fund shall be required to meet energy efficiency standards which shall be established by the Program Administrator. Any review for affordability of assisted housing must include a review of energy costs.
    (l) Manufactured housing which is manufactured entirely within the State shall be given priority over housing manufactured in whole or in part outside of the State.
    (m) It is intended that Trust Fund monies not be used to supplant existing resources and that the Trust Fund shall be a funder of last resort.
    (n) Prior to application of Trust Fund assets to provide assistance to affordable housing under this Act, Trust Fund assets may be invested in mortgage participation certificates representing undivided interests in specified, first-lien conventional residential Illinois mortgages which are underwritten, insured, guaranteed or purchased by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Trust Fund assets may also be used in such investments as may be lawful for fiduciaries in this State or in such investments which shall reduce the risk associated with fluctuations in interest rates or market price of investments.
(Source: P.A. 89-286, eff. 8-10-95.)

310 ILCS 65/11

    (310 ILCS 65/11) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1261)
    Sec. 11. Trust Fund commitments and distributions.
    (a) Trust Fund Moneys shall be committed and distributed from the Trust Fund first as provided in Sections 8(b), 8(c) and 9 of this Act with any undistributed or uncommitted balance remaining in the Trust Fund to be committed, used, and distributed for purposes authorized in Section 8 of this Act.
    (b) For loans or grants authorized by Section 8:
        (1) Upon finding that the recommended loan or grant
    
meets the standards set forth in the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder by the Program Administrator, the Program Administrator may issue a commitment. Any commitment issued pursuant to this Act shall be made expressly contingent upon the availability of monies in the Trust Fund and shall expire if unfunded within one year from the date of issuance.
        (2) Upon issuance of a commitment under this Act, the
    
Program Administrator shall certify to the Funding Agent the amount of the commitment. Upon receiving a commitment certification from the Program Administrator, the Funding Agent shall determine if sufficient monies to fund the commitment are available in the General Account and shall so notify the Program Administrator. When there are sufficient monies in the General Account to fund the commitment, such monies shall be transferred to the Commitment Account and the Funding Agent shall so notify the Program Administrator. Commitments certified to the Funding Agent from the Program Administrator shall be held for allocation to the Commitment Account on a first come, first serve basis.
        (3) Within 30 days of the date of an anticipated
    
closing, the Program Administrator shall submit a payout request to the Funding Agent identifying the related commitment and indicating the anticipated date of payout, the amount of the payout and the party to whom the payout shall be made payable and delivered. The Program Administrator may promulgate rules and regulations hereunder governing the payout procedure.
        (4) After the payout has been disbursed from the
    
State treasury to the Program Escrow, (i) if no portion of the payout has been disbursed from the Program Escrow, or, in the case of a construction loan, the construction has not commenced, within 180 days after receipt of the payout to the Program Escrow, the Program Administrator shall return the undisbursed balance of the payout to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Trust Fund and (ii) if the loan amount has been disbursed from the Program Escrow, but not for the specific purpose designated in the commitment, the Program Administrator shall exercise those powers under Section 7 that it deems appropriate and shall return that portion of the payout that is recaptured pursuant to such powers to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Trust Fund.
    (c) For uses authorized by subsections (g) and (i) of Section 8, the Program Administrator shall submit a payout request to the Funding Agent identifying the payee, the purpose for which the payout is sought, and the date on which the payout is required. The payout shall not be disbursed to the Program Escrow or any other escrow account, but shall be disbursed directly to the payee indicated on the payout request. If the payout has not been used by the payee for the purpose identified in the payout request, or if it has not been used within 180 days after the payment, the Program Administrator shall exercise those powers under Section 7 that it deems appropriate and shall return that portion of the payout that is recaptured pursuant to such powers to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Trust Fund.
(Source: P.A. 88-93; 89-286, eff. 8-10-95.)

310 ILCS 65/12

    (310 ILCS 65/12) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1262)
    Sec. 12. Housing development credits. Subject to appropriations by the General Assembly directly to the Development Credits Account of the Trust Fund, the Program Administrator shall make grants to eligible applicants for the purposes of encouraging investment in affordable housing for very low-income, low-income and moderate income households, and for reducing the costs of the development of such housing. The Program Administrator shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the Housing Development Credits Program, after consultation with the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/13

    (310 ILCS 65/13) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1263)
    Sec. 13. Senior Congregate Housing Demonstration Project. (a) The Program Administrator shall, on the recommendation of the Commission and in cooperation with the Department on Aging, implement a senior congregate housing demonstration project for low and very low-income persons 65 years of age or older. The demonstration project shall coordinate its efforts with local agencies which provide services to seniors.
    (b) The Program Administrator shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report by January 1, 1991 evaluating the effectiveness of the project provided in this Section. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of persons served under the project, information as to the cost of the services, and recommendations as to whether additional senior congregate housing projects should be established.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/14

    (310 ILCS 65/14) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1264)
    Sec. 14. Homeless Veterans Demonstration Project. (a) The Program Administrator shall, on the recommendation of the Commission and in cooperation with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, implement a demonstration project for low and very low-income homeless veterans and their families. This demonstration project shall consist of a short-term shelter, and will also provide assistance in assessing the needs of veterans, ascertaining the programs for which veterans may be eligible and making application for such programs and services and referral to appropriate agencies. The project shall, to the extent possible, establish liaisons with labor organizations, community colleges, vocational rehabilitation programs and other providers of trade apprenticeships and other job training programs.
    (b) The Program Administrator shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report by January 1, 1991 evaluating the effectiveness of the project provided in this Section. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of persons served under the project, information as to the cost of the services, and recommendations as to whether additional homeless veterans projects should be established.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/15

    (310 ILCS 65/15) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1265)
    Sec. 15. Rural Housing Projects. In addition to other financing that the Program Administrator may make available, the Program Administrator may issue notes and bonds for the purposes of financing rural community housing projects for low and very low-income households, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. For the purposes of this Section, a rural community is any municipality with a population of less than 20,000, or any unincorporated area located in a county with a population of less than 350,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)

310 ILCS 65/16

    (310 ILCS 65/16) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1266)
    Sec. 16. Tax Increment Financing Plan. The Program Administrator shall, in cooperation with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, develop a plan for the use of tax increment financing to increase the availability of affordable housing. The Program Administrator shall recommend ways in which local tax increment financing can be exported from commercial and industrial developments to very low-income, low-income and moderate income housing projects outside the tax increment financing district, subject to limitation on dollar amounts. By March 1, 1990, the Program Administrator shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly the details of the plan and the Program Administrator's recommendations for legislative action.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

310 ILCS 65/17

    (310 ILCS 65/17) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1267)
    Sec. 17. Annual Budget and Report. (a) Within 9 months after the effective date of this Act, the Commission shall prepare a plan listing available resources, priorities for expenditures, and procedures for making application for grants and loans. The plan shall be published in the Illinois Register. Such a plan shall be prepared annually and published for each succeeding year.
    (b) Within 60 days of the end of each fiscal year, the Commission shall prepare a report to the General Assembly describing the activities of the Affordable Housing Program for the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 86-925.)