TITLE 47: HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER II: ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PART 395 STATE HOUSING APPEALS BOARD
SECTION 395.103 DEFINITIONS
Section 395.103 Definitions
"Affordable Housing": Housing that has a value or cost or rental amount that is within the means of a household that may occupy Moderate-Income Housing or Low-Income Housing.
In the case of owner-occupied Dwelling Units, Affordable Housing means housing in which mortgage, amortization, taxes, insurance and condominium or association fees, if any, constitute no more than 30% of the gross annual household income for a household of the size that may occupy the Dwelling Unit.
In the case of Dwelling Units for rent, Affordable Housing means housing for which the rent and utilities constitute no more than 30% of the gross annual household income for a household of the size that may occupy the Dwelling Unit.
"Affordable Housing Developer": A nonprofit entity, limited equity cooperative or public agency, or private individual, firm, corporation, or other entity seeking to build an Affordable Housing Development.
"Affordable Housing Development": Any housing that is subsidized by the federal or State government, or any housing in which at least 20% of the Dwelling Units are subject to covenants or restrictions that require the Dwelling Units to be sold or rented at prices that preserve them as Affordable Housing for a period of at least 15 years, in the case of owner-occupied housing, and at least 30 years, in the case of rental housing.
"Affordable Housing Plan": The Affordable Housing Plan to be approved by all Non-Exempt Local Governments as set forth in Section 25 of the Act.
"Approving Authority": The governing body of the Local Government.
"Area Median Household Income": The median household income adjusted for family size for applicable income limit areas as determined annually by HUD under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 USC 1437).
"Board": The State Housing Appeals Board.
"Chairman": The chairman of the Board.
"Contumacious Conduct": A willful disobedience of the Board's order.
"Days": Calendar days. Due dates under this Part falling on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal State or federal holiday shall be deemed to fall on the next calendar day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a legal State or federal holiday.
"Development": Any building, construction, renovation or excavation, or any material change in any structure or land, or change in the use of a structure or land, that results in a net increase in the number of Dwelling Units in a structure or on a parcel of land by more than one Dwelling Unit.
"Dwelling Unit": Real property located within the State upon which there is located a structure or structures that are a single family home, a condominium or a multi-unit residential structure that is the principal residence of the Household that resides in the unit.
"Exempt Local Government": Any Local Government in which at least 10% of its total year-round housing units are Affordable Housing, as determined by the Authority pursuant to Section 20 of the Act, or any municipality whose population is less than 1,000.
"Household": The person or persons occupying a Dwelling Unit.
"HUD": The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"IHDA": The Illinois Housing Development Authority.
"IHDA Chairman": The chairman of IHDA.
"Initial Pleading": The Initial Pleading submitted by an Affordable Housing Developer as set forth in Section 395.305.
"Local Government": A county or a municipality.
"Low-Income Housing": Housing that is affordable, according to HUD, for either home ownership or rental and that is occupied, reserved or marketed for occupancy by Households with a gross household income that does not exceed 50% of the Area Median Household Income.
"Member": A member of the State Housing Appeals Board.
"Moderate-Income Housing": Housing that is affordable, according to HUD, for either home ownership or rental, and that is occupied, reserved or marketed for occupancy by Households with a gross household income that is greater than 50%, but does not exceed 80%, of the Area Median Income.
"Non-Appealable Local Government Requirements": All essential requirements that protect the public health and safety, including any local building, electrical, fire or plumbing code requirements or those requirements that are critical to the protection or preservation of the environment. Zoning, density and bulk restrictions may count as Non-Appealable Local Government Requirements if the Board finds that they qualify under the Act's definition of Non-Appealable Local Government Requirements.
"Non-Exempt Local Governments": All Local Governments that are not Exempt Local Governments.
"Notice of Appeal": The Notice of Appeal sent to an Approving Authority by the Board as set forth in Section 395.306.
"Offices of IHDA": 111 E. Wacker, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60601.
"Public Building": Any building or portion thereof owned or leased by a Public Body. [5 ILCS 120/2.01]
"Public Body": All legislative, executive, administrative or advisory bodies of the State, counties, townships, cities, villages, incorporated towns, school districts, and all other municipal corporations, boards, bureaus, committees or commissions of the State, and any subsidiary bodies of any of the foregoing, including, but not limited to, committees and subcommittees supported in whole or in part by tax revenue, or that expend tax revenue, except the General Assembly and committees or commissions of the General Assembly.
"Reply": The Reply sent by the Approving Authority in response to an Initial Pleading.
"Vice-Chairman": The Vice-Chairman of the State Housing Appeals Board.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 11314, effective September 26, 2019)