(65 ILCS 95/6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1606)
    Sec. 6. Application Procedures. (a) Eligibility for membership in the program shall be limited to the owner of a qualified residence within the territory of a home equity program who continuously occupies or has a family member who occupies a qualified residence as a principal place of residence.
    (b) An eligible applicant shall apply to the program by submitting an application and a registration fee as determined by the governing commission. Prior to accepting a registration fee, the governing commission shall inform the applicant of the rights, duties, and obligations of both the member and the governing commission under the program. Upon receipt of the registration fee, the governing commission shall have the residence of the applicant appraised by a program appraiser at the expense of the program to determine the guaranteed value of the residence.
    (c) At its option, the governing commission may require a second program appraisal of the qualified residence, also at the expense of the program, if it determines that the first program appraisal is incomplete, inadequate, or inaccurate.
    (d) A certificate of participation shall then be issued to the eligible applicant certifying membership in the program and stating the guaranteed value, the registration date, the address of the guaranteed residence and description of the conditions and exclusions of the program. An authorized program appraisal shall be attached to the certificate of participation.
(Source: P.A. 85-1044.)