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Public Act 103-0248


Public Act 0248 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 103-0248
SB2013 EnrolledLRB103 30741 KTG 57220 b

    AN ACT concerning housing.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Affordable Housing Act is amended
by adding Section 10.5 as follows:
    (310 ILCS 65/10.5 new)
    Sec. 10.5. Minimum standard of living requirement. All
housing financed under the Illinois Affordable Housing Program
must meet a minimum standard of living requirement. In order
for a program applicant to be eligible to receive funding to
acquire, construct, rehabilitate, develop, operate, insure, or
retain affordable single-family or multi-family housing, the
applicant must demonstrate that each housing unit can provide
and meet the following quality standards, as applicable:
        (1) Cooling standards:
            (A) Housing must have cooling and dehumidification
        systems capable of being operated independently from
        the heating system.
            (B) Newly constructed housing must have permanent
        air conditioning.
            (C) All housing cooling and dehumidification
        systems must operate when the heat index exceeds 80
        (2) Heating standards during the heating season,
    October 1 through May 31, unless a unit of government has
    standards that require a higher temperature of heat, for
    all housing:
            (A) Between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., heat must register
        at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit when the outside
        temperature falls below 55 degrees.
            (B) Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., heat must register
        at least 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
            (C) Housing must not have heat lapse longer than
        24 hours.
            (D) Any tenant complaint about heating must be
        rectified within 24 hours.
        (3) Windows must open and close with safety mechanisms
    installed and must be inspected on a regular basis.
        (4) Maintenance and upkeep.
            (A) Housing, occupied primarily by persons 65
        years of age or older or by persons with a disability,
        must provide laundry machines that are fully
        operational so that senior residents and residents
        with disabilities do not have to travel far for their
            (B) Premises of the single-family or multi-family
        housing must be kept fit for human habitation and must
        be kept reasonably clean and safe and free of trash and
        food waste.
            (C) Property manager must provide for control of
        insects, rodents, and other pests.
            (D) Property manager or maintenance personnel must
        respond within a reasonable amount of time (1-2 days)
        for tenant requests, including, but not limited to,
        appliances, windows, doors, and painting.
        (5) Property Management. Property management companies
    must adhere to compliance checks and tenant reviews.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/30/2023