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Public Act 103-0086


Public Act 0086 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0086
SB1376 EnrolledLRB103 25523 KTG 51872 b

    AN ACT concerning housing.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Homeless Family Placement Act is amended by
changing Section 15 as follows:
    (310 ILCS 85/15)
    Sec. 15. Placement.
    (a) Prior to referring homeless families to a shelter, the
referring agency shall consult with families and in making the
referral shall consider the following factors:
        (1) the potential for the child's academic and social
    success at the school of origin;
        (2) a family history of domestic violence;
        (3) the family's employment status;
        (4) the family's job training opportunities;
        (4.5) the military status of any member of the family
    to determine the family's eligibility for State or federal
    benefits and other supportive services for homeless
    veterans and their families, including, but not limited
    to, housing or rental assistance, job training, and
    employment opportunities;
        (5) the proximity of other familial support;
        (6) the availability of shelter resources appropriate
    to the family's needs; and
        (7) other social, psychological and health
    Based on the above, a referring agency shall refer
homeless families with a school age child to the shelter
closest to their child's school of origin unless the parent
determines that it is not in the best interest of the child or
children to attend the school of origin or to be placed in a
shelter near the school of origin.
    (b) If the parent chooses to be located in a shelter
nearest the school of origin and no space is available in that
shelter, the family shall be referred to or placed in an
available shelter next nearest to the school of origin unless
the parent chooses otherwise.
    (c) This Act shall not be construed to mean that a shelter
facility must serve any family not otherwise eligible for its
    (d) As used in this Section, "military status" has the
meaning ascribed to that term in Section 1-103 of the Illinois
Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-366.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2024