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15 ILCS 520/7
(15 ILCS 520/7)
(from Ch. 130, par. 26)
(a) State depositories. The State Treasurer may, in his or her discretion, allow a financial institution to become a State depository. To become an approved State depository, a financial institution shall submit an application or proposal, along with all required forms and documentation, in a manner prescribed by the Treasurer.
In order to receive funds under this Section, a financial institution must become a State depository. Prior to allowing a financial institution to become a State depository, the State Treasurer shall consider the financial institution's financial condition and community and economic development efforts.
All applications submitted pursuant to this Section will be reviewed in accordance with the terms defined by the program documents and in the respective application and related documents.
(b) Linked deposits. The State Treasurer may, in his or her
discretion, accept a proposal or application from a financial institution which provides
for a reduced rate of interest provided that the financial institution uses the deposited funds for the purpose of economic and community development in the State of Illinois, which may include, but not be limited to loans for the following: agriculture, business, individuals, and community development. Financial institutions, and, in some cases borrowers, that utilize linked deposit funds shall provide documentation regarding the use of such funds in a manner prescribed by the Treasurer.
(b-15) Access to capital. The State Treasurer may, in his or her discretion, accept a proposal or application from a financial institution for access to capital at market rate to provide added liquidity or administer lending activities in the State of Illinois.
(c) Home loans. The State Treasurer may, in his or her discretion, accept a proposal or application
from a financial institution that provides for interest earnings on deposits
of State moneys to be held by the financial institution in a separate account that the
State Treasurer may use to secure up to 10% of any (i) home loans to Illinois
citizens purchasing or refinancing a home in Illinois in situations where the participating
financial institution would not offer the borrower a home loan under the financial
institution's prevailing credit standards without the incentive of the 10% guarantee for the first 5 years of the loan, (ii) existing home loans of
Illinois citizens who have failed to make payments on a home loan as a result
of a financial hardship due to circumstances beyond the control of the borrower
where there is a reasonable prospect that the borrower will be able to resume
full mortgage payments, and (iii) loans in amounts that do not exceed the
amount of arrearage on a mortgage and that are extended to enable a borrower
to become current on his or her mortgage obligation.
The following factors shall be considered by the participating financial
institution to determine whether the financial hardship is due to circumstances
beyond the control of the borrower: (i) loss, reduction, or delay in the
receipt of income because of the death or disability of a person who
contributed to the household income, (ii) expenses actually incurred related to
the uninsured damage or costly repairs to the mortgaged premises affecting its
habitability, (iii) expenses related to the death or illness in the borrower's
household or of family members living outside the household that reduce the
amount of household income, (iv) loss of income or a substantial increase in
total housing expenses because of divorce, abandonment, separation from a
spouse, or failure to support a spouse or child, (v) unemployment or
underemployment, (vi) loss, reduction, or delay in the receipt of federal,
State, or other government benefits, and (vii) participation by the homeowner
in a recognized labor action such as a strike. In determining whether there is
a reasonable prospect that the borrower will be able to resume full mortgage
participating financial institution shall consider factors including, but not
necessarily limited to the following: (i) a favorable work and credit history,
(ii) the borrower's ability to and history of paying the mortgage when
employed, (iii) the lack of an impediment or disability that prevents
reemployment, (iv) new education and training opportunities, (v) non-cash
benefits that may reduce household expenses, and (vi) other debts.
For the purposes of this Section, "home loan" means a loan, other than an
open-end credit plan or a reverse mortgage transaction, for which (i) the
principal amount of the loan does not exceed the conforming loan size
limit as established from time to time by the
Federal National Mortgage Association, (ii) the borrower is a natural person,
(iii) the debt is incurred by the borrower primarily for personal, family, or
household purposes, and (iv) the loan is secured by a mortgage or deed of trust
on real estate upon which there is located or there is to be located a
structure designed principally for the occupancy of no more than 4
families and that is or
will be occupied by the borrower as the borrower's principal dwelling.
(d) If there is an
agreement between the State Treasurer and an eligible institution that details
the use of deposited funds, the agreement may not require the gift of money,
goods, or services to a third party; this provision does not restrict the
eligible institution from contracting with third parties in order to carry out
the intent of the agreement or restrict the State Treasurer from placing
requirements upon third-party contracts entered into by the eligible
(Source: P.A. 102-297, eff. 8-6-21.)