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Public Act 103-0247


Public Act 0247 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0247
SB2005 EnrolledLRB103 25516 KTG 51865 b

    AN ACT concerning housing.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Housing Authorities Act is amended by
adding Section 34 as follows:
    (310 ILCS 10/34 new)
    Sec. 34. Housing preference for veterans.    
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Homeless individual" means an individual:
        (1) who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime
        (2) with a primary nighttime residence that is a
    public or private place not designed for or ordinarily
    used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings,
    including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train
    station, airport, or campground;
        (3) in a supervised publicly or privately operated
    shelter designated to provide temporary living
    arrangements, including, but not limited to, hotels and
    motels paid for by a government program for low-income
    individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate
    shelters, and transitional housing;
        (4) who resides in a shelter or place not meant for
    human habitation and who is exiting an institution where
    he or she temporarily resided; and
        (5) who:
            (A) will imminently lose his or her housing,
        including housing he or she owns, rents, lives in
        without paying rent, or is sharing with others, and
        rooms in hotels or motels not paid for by a
        governmental program for low-income individuals or by
        charitable organizations, as evidenced by:
                (i) a court order resulting from an eviction
            action that notifies the individual that he or she
            must leave within 14 days;
                (ii) such individual having a primary
            nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or
            motel and where he or she lacks the resources
            necessary to reside there for more than 14 days;
                (iii) credible indications that the owner or
            renter of such housing will not allow such
            individual to stay for more than 14 days; or
                (iv) any oral statement from an individual
            seeking homeless assistance that is found to be
        (B) has no subsequent residence identified; and
        (C) lacks the resources or support networks needed to
    obtain other permanent housing.
    "Veteran" means an individual who has served as a member
of the armed forces of the United States or the Illinois
National Guard.
    (b) Any housing authority created in accordance with this
Act shall develop and implement policies granting housing
preferences to veterans who are homeless. Such preferences
shall be cumulative with any other preference allowed by such
housing authority for which the veteran qualifies. Nothing in
this Section shall be construed to supersede any federal law
or regulation.

Effective Date: 1/1/2024