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Full Text of SB2013  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning housing.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Affordable Housing Act is amended
5by adding Section 10.5 as follows:
6    (310 ILCS 65/10.5 new)
7    Sec. 10.5. Minimum standard of living requirement. All
8housing financed under the Illinois Affordable Housing Program
9must meet a minimum standard of living requirement. In order
10for a program applicant to be eligible to receive funding to
11acquire, construct, rehabilitate, develop, operate, insure, or
12retain affordable single-family or multi-family housing, the
13applicant must demonstrate that each housing unit can provide
14and meet the following quality standards, as applicable:
15        (1) Cooling standards:
16            (A) Housing must have cooling and dehumidification
17        systems capable of being operated independently from
18        the heating system.
19            (B) Newly constructed housing must have permanent
20        air conditioning.
21            (C) All housing cooling and dehumidification
22        systems must operate when the heat index exceeds 80
23        degrees.



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1        (2) Heating standards during the heating season,
2    October 1 through May 31, unless a unit of government has
3    standards that require a higher temperature of heat, for
4    all housing:
5            (A) Between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., heat must register
6        at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit when the outside
7        temperature falls below 55 degrees.
8            (B) Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., heat must register
9        at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
10            (C) Housing must not have heat lapse longer than
11        24 hours.
12            (D) Any tenant complaint about heating must be
13        rectified within 24 hours.
14        (3) Windows must open and close with safety mechanisms
15    installed and must be inspected on a regular basis.
16        (4) Maintenance and upkeep.
17            (A) Housing, occupied primarily by persons 65
18        years of age or older or by persons with a disability,
19        must provide laundry machines that are fully
20        operational so that senior residents and residents
21        with disabilities do not have to travel far for their
22        laundry.
23            (B) Premises of the single-family or multi-family
24        housing must be kept fit for human habitation and must
25        be kept reasonably clean and safe and free of trash and
26        food waste.



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1            (C) Property manager must provide for control of
2        insects, rodents, and other pests.
3            (D) Property manager or maintenance personnel must
4        respond within a reasonable amount of time (1-2 days)
5        for tenant requests, including, but not limited to,
6        appliances, windows, doors, and painting.
7        (5) Property Management. Property management companies
8    must adhere to compliance checks and tenant reviews.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.