(65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.5-3)
    Sec. 11-74.5-3. In addition to powers which a municipality may now have, municipalities have the following powers:
    (a) To acquire, and to contract and enter into advance commitments to acquire, directly or indirectly, home mortgages owned or originated by lending institutions at such prices and upon such other terms and conditions as shall be determined by such municipality or trustee as it may designate as its agent;
    (b) To make and execute contracts with lending institutions for the origination and servicing of home mortgage loans on behalf of a municipality and to pay the reasonable value of services rendered in accordance with such contracts;
    (c) To make loans to lenders to enable such lenders to make home mortgage loans in accordance with this Division;
    (d) To establish, by rules or regulations, by ordinances relating to any issuance of bonds or in any financing documents relating to such issuance, such standards and requirements applicable to the purchase of home mortgage loans or the origination of home mortgage loans or loans to lenders as such municipality deems necessary or desirable to effectuate the public purposes of this Act, including but not limited to: (i) the time within which lending institutions must make participation commitments and make disbursements for home mortgage loans; (ii) the terms and conditions of home mortgage loans to be acquired or originated; (iii) the standards and criteria to be applied by the municipality in defining persons of low or moderate income; (iv) the amounts and types of insurance coverage required on homes, home mortgage loans and bonds; (v) the representations and warranties to be required of persons and lending institutions as evidence of compliance with such standards and requirements; (vi) restrictions as to interest rate and other terms of home mortgage loans or the return realized therefrom by lending institutions; (vii) the type and amount of collateral security to be provided to assure repayment of any loans to lenders by such municipalities and to assure repayment of bonds; and (viii) any other matters related to the purchase or origination of home mortgage loans or the making of loans to lenders as shall be deemed relevant or necessary by the corporate authorities of such municipality.
    (e) To require from each lending institution from which home mortgage loans are to be purchased or which will originate home mortgage loans on behalf of the municipality or from lenders to which loans are made, the submission, at the time of making participation commitments, of evidence satisfactory to such municipality of the ability and intention of such lending institution to make home mortgage loans, and the submission, within the time specified by such municipality for making disbursements for home mortgage loans, of evidence satisfactory to such municipality of the making of home mortgage loans and of compliance with any standards and requirements established by such municipality.
    (f) To require that a lending institution or lender furnish, prior to or concurrently with the delivery of any participation commitment by a lending institution, a commitment fee in the form of a cash deposit, letter of credit, promissory note, surety bond or other instrument approved by the corporate authorities executed by or on behalf of such lending institution, in an amount to be determined by the corporate authorities.
    (g) To issue its bonds to defray, in whole or in part (i) the cost of acquiring or originating home mortgage loans or making loans to lenders in order to enable them to make home mortgage loans; (ii) if deemed necessary or advisable, the costs of paying interest on bonds during a reasonable period necessary to acquire or originate the home mortgage loans or to make the loans to lender, (iii) the costs of studies and surveys, insurance premiums, underwriting fees, legal, accounting and marketing services incurred in connection with the issuance and sale of such bonds, including amounts required to establish reasonably necessary bond and interest reserve accounts, and trustee, custodian and rating agency fees; (iv) the costs of reasonable reserves; and (v) such other costs as are reasonably related to the foregoing.
    (h) To authorize the sale or other disposition of any home mortgage loan, in whole or in part, upon such terms, at such prices and times, and from time to time, as may be necessary to assure that the revenues and receipts to be derived with respect to the home mortgage loans, together with any insurance proceeds, funds held in reserve accounts and earnings thereon, shall produce and provide revenues and receipts at least sufficient to provide for the prompt payment of the principal of, redemption premiums, if any, and interest at maturity of all bonds issued pursuant to this Division or to otherwise authorize the sale or other disposition of any home mortgage loan after the bonds have been paid or deemed to be paid.
    (i) To pledge any revenues and receipts to be received from any home mortgage loans to the punctual payment of bonds authorized under this Division, and the interest and redemption premiums, if any, thereon.
    (j) To mortgage, pledge or grant security interests in any home mortgage loans, notes or other property in favor of the holder or holders of bonds issued therefor.
    (k) to issue its bonds in such amount as may be necessary (and not limited by the amount of bonds refunded) for the purpose of refunding, in whole or in part at any time, bonds theretofore issued by such municipality under authority of this Division, the proceeds of which refunding bonds may be used, at the discretion of the corporate authorities, for paying bonds at maturity, calling bonds for payment and paying bonds prior to maturity, or for deposit into an escrow or trust fund in advance of maturity of bonds to be held for payment thereof at maturity or earlier.
    (l) To appoint or designate a trustee or trustees for the benefit of the bondholders and to delegate and assign thereto, insofar as it may lawfully do so, its rights, duties and responsibilities with respect to carrying out and enforcing the terms and provisions of its residential housing finance plan.
    (m) To provide for and authorize the use and disposition of any funds remaining in the possession of the municipality (or trustees) following payment and retirement of, or following the making of provision for the payment of, the bonds of a designated series issued pursuant to this Division.
    (n) To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of any of the powers granted herein.
(Source: P.A. 90-706, eff. 8-7-98.)