REITZ AND MATHIAS.
IHDA-ACCESSIBLE SPEC HOUSING
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Accessible Housing Demonstration Grant Program Act.
Provides that the Illinois Housing Development Authority shall
establish a demonstration grant program to provide grants to builders
who build "spec homes" meeting certain accessibility standards for
disabled persons. Creates the Task Force on Housing Accessibility
which shall provide recommendations to builders regarding the types of
accommodations needed in new housing stock for disabled persons
including provisions on how to build homes that will retain their
resale and aesthetic value. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the program shall be established subject to
appropriation. Provides that the goal of the program shall be that at
least 10% of all new spec homes within a development participating in
the demonstration grant program meet the accessibility standards
rather than that at least 10% of all new spec homes meet the
accessibility standards. Provides that there shall be 7 rather than 5
members on the Task Force with the 2 additional members to be the
executive vice president of the Illinois Association of Realtors or
his or her designee and the executive vice president of the Home
Builders Association of Illinois or his or her designee. Provides
that the architect on the Task Force must have expertise and
experience in designing accessible housing for persons with
disabilities. In provisions that the recommendations by the Task
Force shall include but not be limited to provisions on how to build
homes that will retain their resale and aesthetic value, removes the
"shall include but not be limited to" provision.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0451
Last action date: 99-08-06
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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