(65 ILCS 95/2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1602)
    Sec. 2. Purpose. The purpose of a Home Equity Program and commission created under the provisions of this Act by the voters of a territory within a municipality with a population of more than 1,000,000 shall be to guarantee that the value of the property of each member of the program shall not fall below its fair market value established at the time the member registers in a program, provided that the member remains in the program for at least 5 years, keeps the property well maintained, continuously occupies the property as his or her principal residence, or a family member continuously occupies the property as a principal residence, and adheres to the guidelines of a program. By providing such a guarantee, a program is intended to provide relief only from specifically local adverse housing market conditions within the territory of the program as they may differ from municipal-wide, regional, or national housing conditions. A program is not intended to provide relief from physical perils such as natural disasters or acts of God or from depreciation due to failure to maintain a residence. Furthermore, a program is not intended to provide, serve as, or replace homeowner's insurance or other conventional forms of insurance.
(Source: P.A. 85-1044.)