102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/9/2021, by Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Higher Education Housing and Opportunities Act. Requires
an institution of higher education (including a business, technical, or
vocational school) to designate at least one employee who works within the
financial aid department, campus housing services, or any other
appropriate office or department, as may be determined by the institution,
to serve as a liaison between the institution and a homeless student or
student in care who is enrolled at the institution. Sets forth the
responsibilities of the liaison, the Board of Higher Education, and the
institution. Effective August 1, 2022.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Education Housing and Opportunities Act.
As used in this Act:
"Institution of higher education" or "institution" means
any publicly or privately operated university, college,
community college, business, technical, or vocational school,
or other educational institution offering degrees and
instruction beyond the secondary school level.
"Student experiencing homelessness" or "homeless student"
means an individual enrolled in an institution who lacks or is
at imminent risk of lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate
nighttime residence or whose parent or legal guardian is
unable or unwilling to provide shelter and care and includes a
homeless individual as defined under the federal
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. For the purposes of
this definition, the term "fixed, regular, and adequate
nighttime residence" does not include residence in an
institution of higher education's on-campus housing.
"Student in care" means any person, regardless of age, who
is or was under the care and legal custody of the Department of