91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2198
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DHS-HOMELESS PREVNTN                                                       

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Homelessness Prevention Act by adding a caption to the      
   definitions Section.                                                        
        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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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