HAMOS-WINTERS-PUGH-COULSON-FEIGENHOLTZ, SHARP, SCOTT AND GILES.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Homelessness Prevention Act by adding a caption to the
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
310 ILCS 70/2 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1302
310 ILCS 70/4 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1304
310 ILCS 70/4.5 new
310 ILCS 70/5 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1305
310 ILCS 70/6 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1306
310 ILCS 70/8 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1308
310 ILCS 70/9 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1309
310 ILCS 70/9.5 new
310 ILCS 70/13 from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1313
310 ILCS 70/7 rep.
Deletes everything. Amends the Homelessness Prevention Act.
Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a family
homelessness prevention and assistance program to stabilize families
in their existing homes, to shorten the amount of time that families
stay in emergency shelters, and to assist families with securing
affordable housing. Allows the Department to make grants to counties,
townships, municipalities, and not-for-profit corporations. Provides
that priority for grants will be given to applicants participating in
an established continuum of care. Deletes a provision that requires
households receiving assistance to be eligible for Aid to Families
with Dependent Children. Provides that the assistance may be used for
the payment of utility bills and arrearages and support services to
prevent homelessness or repeated episodes of homelessness. Requires
grantees to consult on a regular basis with the local established
continuum of care in preparing project proposals and in designing,
implementing, and evaluating projects. Requires the Department to
report on activities under the Act as a part of its annual report to
the General Assembly. Repeals a Section concerning limits on the
amount of assistance a person may receive. Makes other changes.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0388
Last action date: 99-07-30
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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