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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.5
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.5 heading)
MUNICIPAL HOUSING FINANCE LAW
65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-1)
This Division 74.5 may be referred to as the Municipal
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-2)
Whenever used in this Division:
(a) "Appraised value" means the fair market value of a home determined
in accordance with generally accepted procedures and standards applicable
to the appraisal of real property.
(b) "Bonds" means any revenue bonds authorized under this Division and
payable as provided hereunder.
(c) "Corporate authorities" means the corporate authorities as defined
in this Illinois Municipal Code.
(d) "Home" means real property and improvements thereon located within
the municipality consisting of not more than 4 dwelling units, including
but not limited to, condominium units owned by one mortgagor who occupies
or intends to occupy one of such units.
(e) "Home mortgage loan" means an interest bearing loan to a mortgagor
evidenced by a promissory note and secured by a mortgage on a home,
purchased or originated in accordance with this Division made for the purpose
of acquiring a home having an appraised value or a purchase price, whichever
is less, of not less than the minimum home value and less than the maximum home
(f) "Lender" means any lending institution participating in a residential
housing finance plan as the originator of home mortgage loans or as a servicing
agent for home mortgage loans.
(g) "Lending institution" means any bank, bank holding company, credit
union, trust company, savings bank, national banking association, savings
and loan association, building and loan association, mortgage banker or
other financial institution which customarily provides service or otherwise
aids in the financing of home mortgages, or any holding company for any
of the foregoing.
(h) "Maximum home value" means the amount determined by the corporate authorities.
(i) "Minimum home value" means the amount determined by the corporate authorities.
(j) "Mortgagor" means a person of low or moderate income and who has received
or qualifies to receive a home mortgage loan on a home.
(k) "Municipality" means a municipality as defined in this Illinois Municipal Code.
(l) "Ordinance" means an ordinance adopted and approved by the corporate
authorities of a municipality.
(m) "Purchase price" means the actual consideration paid to the seller of a home.
(n) "Person" means a natural person or persons or a trust, provided that
such trust is for the benefit of a natural
person or members of such person's immediate family.
(o) "Participation commitment" means any undertaking or agreement by a
lending institution to participate in the implementation of a residential
housing finance plan.
(p) "Persons of low or moderate income" means a person or family (consisting
of one or more persons all of whom occupy or will occupy the home) whose
aggregate gross income including the gross income of any co-signer or guarantor
of the promissory note made in connection with the making of a home mortgage
loan does not exceed a maximum amount to be established by the corporate
authorities and determined in accordance with appropriate criteria, rules
and regulations, approved by the corporate authorities in connection with
the implementation of a residential housing finance plan.
(q) "Residential housing finance plan" means a program implemented under
this Division by a municipality to assist persons of low or moderate income
in acquiring safe, decent and sanitary housing which they can afford.
(r) "Trustee" means any State or national bank or trust company, having
trust powers, located within or outside the State of Illinois, which may
be appointed to act in any capacity with respect to a residential housing
finance plan and the issuance of bonds to finance such plan whether designated
as a trustee, custodian or administrator.
(Source: P.A. 90-706, eff. 8-7-98.)
65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-3)
In addition to powers which a municipality may now have,
municipalities have the following powers:
(a) To acquire, and to contract and enter into advance commitments to
acquire, directly or indirectly, home mortgages owned or originated by
lending institutions at such
prices and upon such other terms and conditions as shall be determined by
such municipality or trustee as it may designate as its agent;
(b) To make and execute contracts with lending institutions for the
and servicing of home mortgage loans on behalf of a municipality and to
pay the reasonable value of services rendered in accordance with such contracts;
(c) To make loans to lenders to enable such lenders to make home mortgage
loans in accordance with this Division;
(d) To establish, by rules or regulations, by ordinances relating to
any issuance of bonds or in any financing documents relating to such issuance,
such standards and requirements applicable to the purchase of home mortgage
loans or the origination of home mortgage loans or loans to lenders as such
municipality deems necessary or desirable to effectuate the public purposes
of this Act, including but not limited to: (i) the time within which lending
institutions must make participation commitments and make disbursements
for home mortgage loans; (ii) the terms and conditions of home mortgage
loans to be acquired or originated; (iii) the standards and criteria to
be applied by the municipality in defining persons of low or moderate income; (iv)
the amounts and types of insurance coverage required on homes, home mortgage
loans and bonds; (v) the representations and warranties to be required
of persons and lending institutions as evidence of compliance with such
standards and requirements; (vi) restrictions as to interest rate and other
terms of home mortgage loans or the return realized therefrom by lending
institutions; (vii) the type and amount of collateral security to be provided
to assure repayment of any loans to lenders by such municipalities and to
assure repayment of bonds; and (viii) any other matters related to the
purchase or origination of home mortgage loans or the making of loans
to lenders as shall be deemed relevant or necessary by the corporate authorities
of such municipality.
(e) To require from each lending institution from which home mortgage
loans are to be purchased or which will originate home mortgage loans on
behalf of the municipality or from lenders to which loans are made, the
submission, at the time of making participation commitments, of evidence
satisfactory to such municipality of the ability and intention of such lending
institution to make home mortgage loans, and the submission, within the
time specified by such municipality for making disbursements for home mortgage
loans, of evidence satisfactory to such municipality of the making of home
mortgage loans and of compliance with any standards and requirements established
by such municipality.
(f) To require that a lending institution or lender furnish, prior to
or concurrently with the delivery of any participation commitment by a lending
institution, a commitment fee in the form of a cash deposit, letter of credit,
promissory note, surety bond or other instrument approved by the corporate
authorities executed by or on behalf of such lending institution, in an
amount to be determined by the corporate authorities.
(g) To issue its bonds to defray, in whole or in part (i) the cost
of acquiring or originating home mortgage loans or making loans to lenders
in order to enable them to make home mortgage loans; (ii) if deemed necessary
or advisable, the costs of paying interest on bonds during a reasonable
period necessary to acquire or originate the home mortgage loans or to make
the loans to lender, (iii) the costs of studies and surveys, insurance
premiums, underwriting fees, legal, accounting and marketing services incurred
in connection with the issuance and sale of such bonds, including amounts
required to establish reasonably necessary bond and interest reserve accounts,
and trustee, custodian and rating agency fees; (iv) the costs of reasonable
reserves; and (v) such other costs
as are reasonably related to the foregoing.
(h) To authorize the sale or other disposition of any home mortgage
loan, in whole or in part, upon such terms, at such prices and times, and
from time to time, as may be necessary to assure that the revenues and receipts
to be derived with respect to the home mortgage loans, together with any
insurance proceeds, funds held in reserve accounts and earnings thereon,
shall produce and provide revenues and receipts at least sufficient to provide
for the prompt payment of the principal of, redemption premiums, if any,
and interest at maturity of all bonds issued pursuant to this Division or to
otherwise authorize the sale or other disposition of any home mortgage loan
after the bonds have been paid or deemed to be paid.
(i) To pledge any revenues and receipts to be received from any home
mortgage loans to the punctual payment of bonds authorized under this Division,
and the interest and redemption premiums, if any, thereon.
(j) To mortgage, pledge or grant security interests in any home mortgage
loans, notes or other property in favor of the holder or holders of bonds
(k) to issue its bonds in such amount as may be necessary (and not limited
by the amount of bonds refunded) for the purpose of refunding, in whole
or in part at any time, bonds theretofore issued by such municipality under
authority of this Division, the proceeds of which refunding bonds may be
used, at the discretion of the corporate authorities, for paying bonds at
maturity, calling bonds for payment and paying bonds prior to maturity,
or for deposit into an escrow or trust fund in advance of maturity of bonds to
for payment thereof at maturity or earlier.
(l) To appoint or designate a trustee or trustees for the benefit of
the bondholders and to delegate and assign thereto, insofar as it may lawfully
do so, its rights, duties
and responsibilities with respect to carrying out and enforcing the terms
and provisions of its residential housing finance plan.
(m) To provide for and authorize the use and disposition of any funds
remaining in the possession of the municipality (or trustees)
and retirement of, or following the making of provision for the payment
of, the bonds of a designated series issued pursuant to this Division.
(n) To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or
convenient to the exercise of any of the powers granted herein.
(Source: P.A. 90-706, eff. 8-7-98.)
65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-4
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-4)
(Source: P.A. 82-783. Repealed by P.A. 90-706, eff. 8-7-98.)
65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-5)
The exercise of any or all powers granted by this Division
shall be authorized and the bonds shall be authorized to be issued under
this Division for the purposes set forth in this Act, by an ordinance adopted
by the corporate authorities of a municipality which shall take effect
Any such ordinance shall set forth a finding and declaration (i) of the
public purpose therefor and (ii) that such ordinance is adopted pursuant
to this Division, which finding and declaration shall be conclusive evidence
of the existence and sufficiency of the public purpose and of the
power to carry out and give effect to such public purposes.
The bonds shall bear interest at such rate or rates (subject only to the
limitations set forth in paragraph (a) of Section 11-74.5-4 and without
regard to any other law pertaining to interest rate limitations),
may be payable at such time or times, may be in one or more series, may
date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from
their respective dates, may be payable in such medium of payment at such
place or places, may carry such registration privileges, may be subject
to such terms of redemption at such premiums, may be executed in such manner,
may contain such terms, covenants and conditions and may be in such form,
either coupon or registered, as the corporate authorities shall provide.
The bonds may be sold at public or private sale at such price, in such manner
and upon such terms as the corporate authorities may determine. Pending
the preparation of definitive bonds and in anticipation thereof, interim
notes, in such form and with such provisions as may be authorized by the
corporate authorities, may be issued to the purchaser or purchasers of bonds
sold pursuant to this Division. The bonds and interim notes shall be deemed
to be securities and negotiable instruments within the meaning and for all
purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-706, eff. 8-7-98.)