Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Comprehensive Housing Planning Act. Changes the date through which the State is required to prepare and be guided by an annual comprehensive housing plan that is consistent with the affirmative fair housing provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act to December 31, 2026 (rather than June 30, 2016). Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Comprehensive Housing Planning Act. Removes all references to the Executive Committee and its corresponding definition. Replaces all references to "Interagency Subcommittee of the State Housing Task Force" with "Interagency Committee of the State Housing Task Force" (Interagency Committee). Adds the Directors of the State Departments of Corrections, Emergency Management, and Juvenile Justice to the list of members on the Interagency Committee. Adds the Interagency Committee as a member of the State Housing Task Force and removes the following State Departments or their designees from the State Housing Task Force: the Secretaries of Human Services and Transportation; the Directors of the State Departments of Aging, Children and Family Services, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Financial and Professional Regulation, Healthcare and Family Services, Human Rights, Natural Resources, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs; the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency; and a representative of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Removes a provision permitting the Governor to invite and appoint a representative of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs of Western Illinois University to the State Housing Task Force; and provides that the Governor may invite and appoint a representative of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (rather than a representative of the U. S. Department of Agriculture). Makes changes concerning the codification of Executive Order 2003-18 into the Act. In provisions concerning the purposes of the Act, adds as a purpose, the maximization of federal funding opportunities for affordable housing or the services people need to maintain their housing with required State funding, such as, without limitation, for federal Continuum of Care networks and HOME Investment Partnerships Program project sponsors. Extends the date through which the State shall prepare and be guided by an Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan that is consistent with the affirmative fair housing provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act. In a provision listing the underserved populations that shall be addressed in the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan, adds to the list (i) low-income people residing in communities with ongoing community revitalization efforts; and (ii) other special needs populations, including people with criminal records and veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Requires the Interagency Committee to deliver the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan to the Governor and the General Assembly by January 15 (rather than January 1) of each year or the first business day thereafter; and requires the Illinois Housing Development Authority to prepare an Annual Progress Report by April 1 (instead of an interim report by September 30 and a final report by April 1) of the following year to the Governor and the General Assembly on the progress made toward achieving certain projected goals under the Act. Transfers certain duties of the Executive Committee to the State Housing Task Force. Makes changes concerning certain duties of the Interagency Committee and repeals a provision requiring the Illinois Housing Development Authority to annually issue a joint Notice of Funding Availability to notify potential applicants of funding for specific programs expected to be available through State agencies to meet housing and supportive service needs identified in the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan. Effective immediately.