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 Bill Status of HB4949  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IHDA-HOME PRESERVATION GRANTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Lakesia Collins and Dagmara Avelar

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 3805/7.33 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Housing Development Act. Provides that from funds appropriated, directly or indirectly, from moneys received by the State from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund in accordance with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (Authority) shall expend funds to create a Senior Home Preservation Grant Program to provide grants to legacy resident seniors to preserve the safety of their homes. Provides that grants may be used for housing owned by a legacy resident senior to reduce the cost of repair and rehabilitation, to remove or correct health or safety hazards, to comply with applicable housing standards or codes, or to make needed repairs to improve the general living conditions of the legacy resident senior, including improved accessibility for seniors with disabilities. Requires applicants to apply to the program in a form and manner prescribed by the Authority. Provides that, to qualify for a grant, the applicant must, at a minimum, be the owner of the home and use the home as his or her primary residence. Permits the Authority to establish minimum housing standards applicants must meet to qualify for a grant under the program. Provides that the Authority may adopt rules to implement the program. Provides that expenditures of funds provided under the authority of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 shall be in accordance with the permitted purposes under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and all related federal guidance.

 Fiscal Note (Housing Development Authority)
 Provides that from funds appropriated, directly or indirectly, from moneys received by the State from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund in accordance with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (Authority) shall create a Senior Home Preservation Grant Program to provide grants to legacy resident seniors to preserve the safety of their homes. As drafted this bill suggests that grants will be made directly to residents from the Authority – differing greatly from existing infrastructure established and used by IHDA to administer similar grant programs which work directly with municipalities or local non-profits. As drafted, IHDA would need to build new systems designed for individual grants, establish rules for monitoring and vetting grantees, and to hire staff to administer directly to the grantees. The overall size of the burden cannot be known until a funding amount is known. Fiscal impact could be offset with administration funding that is not currently contemplated in HB4949.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lakesia Collins
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Housing Committee
  2/16/2022HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Housing Committee; 014-008-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/17/2022HouseFiscal Note Filed
  2/22/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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