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HOUSING
(310 ILCS 50/) Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act.

310 ILCS 50/1

    (310 ILCS 50/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 851)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-862.)

310 ILCS 50/2

    (310 ILCS 50/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 852)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Property" means any residential real estate which has been continuously unoccupied by persons legally in possession for the preceding 1 year.
    (b) "Nuisance" means any property which because of its physical condition or use is a public nuisance, or any property which constitutes a blight on the surrounding area, or any property which is not fit for human habitation under the applicable fire, building and housing codes. "Nuisance" also means any property on which any illegal activity involving controlled substances (as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act), methamphetamine (as defined in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act), or cannabis (as defined in the Cannabis Control Act) takes place or any property on which any streetgang-related activity (as defined in the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act) takes place.
    (c) "Organization" means any Illinois corporation, agency, partnership, association, firm or other entity consisting of 2 or more persons organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of its operation which has among its purposes the improvement of housing.
    (d) "Parties in interest" means any owner or owners of record, judgment creditor, tax purchaser or other party having any legal or equitable title or interest in the property.
    (e) "Last known address" includes the address where the property is located, or the address as listed in the tax records or as listed pursuant to any owner's registration ordinance duly adopted by a home rule unit of government.
    (f) "Low or moderate income housing" means housing for persons and families with low or moderate incomes, provided that the income limits for such persons and families shall be the same as those established by rule by the Illinois Housing Development Authority in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 2 of the Illinois Housing Development Act, as amended.
    (g) "Rehabilitation" means the process of improving the property, including but not limited to bringing property into compliance with applicable fire, housing and building codes.
(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)

310 ILCS 50/3

    (310 ILCS 50/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 853)
    Sec. 3. Petition for temporary possession. An organization may petition for temporary possession of property if:
        (a) the property has been continuously unoccupied by
    
persons legally in possession for the preceding year;
        (b) the property is a nuisance;
        (c) the organization intends to rehabilitate the
    
property and use the property as housing for low and moderate income persons and families; and
        (d) the organization has sent notice to the parties
    
in interest of the property, by certified or registered mail, mailed to their last known address and posted on the property at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the date the petition is filed, of the organization's intent to file a petition for possession under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-807, eff. 1-1-01.)

310 ILCS 50/4

    (310 ILCS 50/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 854)
    Sec. 4. The proceeding shall be commenced by filing a verified petition in the circuit court in the county in which the property is located. The petition shall allege the conditions specified in Section 3. All parties in interest of the property shall be named as defendants in the petition and summons shall be issued and service had as in other civil cases pursuant to Section 2-206 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Any defendant may file as part of his answer, as an affirmative defense, a plan for the rehabilitation of the property. The court shall grant that defendant 90 days to bring the property into compliance with applicable fire, housing and building codes. The court may, for good cause shown, extend the 90-day compliance period. If the property is brought into such compliance within the 90-day period or extension of time thereof, the petition shall be dismissed. If the defendant fails to bring the property into such compliance within the 90-day period or extension of time thereof, or if the defendant's plan is otherwise insufficient, the defendant's affirmative defense shall be stricken.
    At the hearing on the organization's petition, the organization shall submit to the court a plan for the rehabilitation of the property and present evidence that the organization has adequate resources to rehabilitate and thereafter manage the property. For the purpose of developing such a plan, representatives of the organization may be permitted entry onto the property by the court at such times and on such terms as the court may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 85-862.)

310 ILCS 50/5

    (310 ILCS 50/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 855)
    Sec. 5. If the court approves the petition, the court shall enter an order approving the rehabilitation plan and granting temporary possession of the property to the organization. The organization may, subject to court approval, enter into leases or other agreements in relation to the property.
(Source: P.A. 85-862.)

310 ILCS 50/6

    (310 ILCS 50/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 856)
    Sec. 6. The organization shall file an annual report in relation to the rehabilitation and use of the property. The court shall require reports and status dates to be filed as it may deem appropriate under the circumstances but no less frequently than one a year. The report shall include statements of all expenditures made by the organization including but not limited to payments for the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of and repairs to the property, and for real estate taxes, and payments to mortgagees and lienholders during the preceding year, and shall include statements of all income and receipts from the property for the preceding year.
(Source: P.A. 85-862.)

310 ILCS 50/7

    (310 ILCS 50/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 857)
    Sec. 7. The owner shall be entitled to regain possession of the property by petitioning to the circuit court for restoration of possession and, upon due notice to the plaintiff organization, for a hearing on such petition. At the hearing, the court shall determine proper compensation to the organization for its expenditures, including management fees, based on the organization's reports to the court. The court, in determining the proper compensation to the organization, may consider income or receipts received from the property, and the increase in the market value of the property resulting from the rehabilitation by the organization. In no event shall the amount paid be less than the amount spent by the organization plus management fees plus interest. After the owner pays the compensation to the organization as determined by court, the owner shall resume possession of the property, subject to all existing rental agreements whether written or verbal, entered into by the organization.
(Source: P.A. 89-686, eff. 6-1-97.)

310 ILCS 50/8

    (310 ILCS 50/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 858)
    Sec. 8. If the property under this Act is sold for unpaid taxes, an organization with temporary possession may redeem the property in the same manner as the owner as permitted by the Property Tax Code, and amounts paid to redeem the property shall be included as expenditures in the organization's report to the court.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

310 ILCS 50/9

    (310 ILCS 50/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 859)
    Sec. 9. If an owner takes no action to regain possession of the property in the 2-year period following entry of an order granting temporary possession of the property to the organization, the organization may file a petition for judicial deed and upon due notice to the named defendants, an order may be entered granting a quitclaim judicial deed to the organization providing that the property shall be used for low and moderate income housing for at least a 10-year period after the deed is granted.
(Source: P.A. 89-686, eff. 6-1-97.)