Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act. Sets forth certain rights of homeless persons, including the right to live in any community in the State, the right to choose living arrangements, and the right to employment and training opportunities. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Defines "housing status" and prohibits discrimination under the Act on the basis of a person's housing status. Directs the Department of Human Rights to monitor and enforce homeless persons' rights, and provides criminal penalties for violations of those rights. Authorizes the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish priorities of eligibility for temporary rental or other housing assistance among the various categories of persons needing assistance in obtaining or retaining housing.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Rights)
HB 1878 has the following fiscal impact: Personal Services = $361,516; Employer Retirement = $41,003; Social Security = $27,205; Travel = $15,000; Training = $31,500; Overhead Expenses = $25,200; Total Fiscal Impact = $501,424.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation creates a service mandate under the State Mandates Act.