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HOUSING
(310 ILCS 100/) Prevention of Unnecessary Institutionalization Act.

310 ILCS 100/1

    (310 ILCS 100/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Prevention of Unnecessary Institutionalization Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/5

    (310 ILCS 100/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that it is far preferable for older persons and adults and children with disabilities to live in their own homes or in the homes of family members in their own communities rather than in more restrictive institutionalized settings removed from their friends and loved ones. The General Assembly further finds that older persons and adults and children with disabilities often are unnecessarily placed or forced to remain in institutionalized settings due to the lack of resources needed to make modifications to their dwellings or to obtain assistive technology devices to enable them to remain in or return to their homes and communities. The General Assembly further finds that it is in the best interests of the State of Illinois to support community-based living for older persons and adults and children with disabilities by implementing a program to enable them to make modifications to their dwellings or to obtain assistive technology devices to avoid unnecessary placement outside of their own homes and communities.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/10

    (310 ILCS 100/10)
    Sec. 10. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to authorize the Department of Human Services and the Department on Aging to jointly establish a program to provide funding for necessary structural modifications and assistive technology devices to enable older persons and adults and children with disabilities to remain in or return to their homes or other dwellings of their choice within their community in order to allow them to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/15

    (310 ILCS 100/15)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Assistive technology device" means an item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities and older persons.
    "Structural modification" means a change to a dwelling that enhances its usability or accessibility or both for a resident who has a disability or is an older person.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/20

    (310 ILCS 100/20)
    Sec. 20. Program. Subject to appropriation for these purposes, the Department of Human Services and the Department on Aging shall jointly establish a Prevention of Unnecessary Institutionalization Grant and Loan Program. The Program shall have 2 components. One component shall be administered by the Department of Human Services and the other component shall be administered by the Department on Aging. The Department of Human Services and the Department on Aging shall cooperate in the overall administration of the Program.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/25

    (310 ILCS 100/25)
    Sec. 25. Eligibility. Persons age 60 or over and adults and children with disabilities shall be eligible for grants or loans or both under the Program established by this Act if they have one or more verifiable impairments that substantially limits one or more of life's major activities for which some modification of their dwelling or assistive technology devices, or both, are required which they are unable to afford because of limited resources. Preference shall be given to applicants who: (1) are at imminent risk of institutionalization or who are already in an institutional setting but are ready to return to the community and who would be able to live in the community if modifications are made or they have the needed assistive technology devices, (2) have inadequate resources or no current access to resources as a result of the geographic location of their dwelling, the lack of other available State or federal funds such as the Community Development Block Grant or rural housing assistance programs or income limitations such as the inability to qualify for a low-interest loan, or (3) have access to other resources, but those resources are insufficient to complete the necessary modifications or acquire the needed assistive technology devices. Adults under 60 years of age with disabilities and children with disabilities shall receive services under the component of the Program administered by the Department of Human Services. An adult 60 years of age or older may elect to receive services under the component administered by the Department of Human Services if, at the time he or she reached age 60, he or she was already receiving Home Services under subsection (f) of Section 3 of the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act or he or she was already receiving services under the component of the Program administered by the Department of Human Services. All other adults 60 years of age or older receiving services under the Program shall receive services under the component administered by the Department on Aging.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/30

    (310 ILCS 100/30)
    Sec. 30. Rulemaking. The Department of Human Services and the Department on Aging shall jointly adopt administrative rules governing the Program consistent with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)

310 ILCS 100/35

    (310 ILCS 100/35)
    Sec. 35. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01. Repealed by P.A. 96-915, eff. 6-9-10.)

310 ILCS 100/99

    (310 ILCS 100/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92-122, eff. 7-20-01.)