TITLE 47: HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER II: ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PART 381 ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MUNICIPALITY RELIEF PROGRAM
SECTION 381.103 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 381.103  Definitions

 

The following definitions apply to terms used in this Part:

 

"Abandoned Residential Property": Shall have the meaning set forth in Section 381.202

 

"Act":  The Illinois Housing Development Act [20 ILCS 3805].

 

"Applicant":  A municipality or county making an Application for a Grant. 

 

"Application":  An application to the Authority on the Authority's form for a Grant completed by a prospective Applicant. 

 

"Appropriation":  The annual appropriation of funds, from the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund to the Illinois Department of Revenue for the Authority, by the Illinois General Assembly for the Program and any other funds appropriated for this purpose.

 

"Attorney General":  The Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

 

"Auditor General":  The Auditor General of the State of Illinois.

 

"Authority":  The Illinois Housing Development Authority.

 

"City":  The City of Chicago.

 

"Collar Counties": The counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will in Illinois.

 

"Commitment":  A contract executed by the Authority and the Applicant under which the Authority agrees to make a Grant to the Applicant.  Each Commitment shall contain a provision to the effect that the Authority shall not be obligated to provide funds under the Commitment if the Authority has not received sufficient funds from an Appropriation.

 

"Eligible Uses":  Shall have the meaning set forth in Section 381.203.

 

"Fund":  The Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund created in the State treasury for the collection of certain fees as set forth in Section 15-1504.1 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure [735 ILCS 5/15-1504.1] paid by a plaintiff at the time of a filing of a foreclosure complaint in connection with residential real estate.

 

"Grant":  The portion of the Appropriation granted by the Authority to an Applicant for Eligible Uses under the Program.

 

"Pests":  Undesirable arthropods (including certain insects, spiders, mites, ticks and related organisms), wood infesting organisms, rats, mice and other obnoxious undesirable animals, but does not include a feral cat, a "companion animal" as that term is defined in the Humane Care for Animals Act [510 ILCS 70], "animals" as that term is defined in the Illinois Diseased Animals Act [510 ILCS 50], or animals protected by the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5].

 

"Program":  The Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program authorized by Section 7.31 of the Act.

 

"Rehabilitation": The rehabilitation of an Abandoned Residential Property that is strictly limited in scope to address exterior building safety concerns such as repairing of the roof, windows, doors, masonry or walkway of an Abandoned Residential Property. 

 

"State":  The State of Illinois.