Illinois Compiled Statutes 310 ILCS 75 Subsidized Housing Joint Occupancy Act. Section 2

    (310 ILCS 75/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 1352)

    Sec. 2. Legislative findings. The General Assembly makes the following findings:

    (1) Elderly and handicapped persons frequently desire to share a residence (i) to maximize the effectiveness of the portion of their often limited incomes that is spent for housing; (ii) for protection; and (iii) for assistance in performing necessary daily tasks of life such as cooking and cleaning.

    (2) Many elderly and handicapped persons desire to live in federally subsidized housing units because of their limited incomes.

    (3) Rules of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development permit 2 or more unrelated elderly or handicapped persons to occupy the same unit in federally subsidized housing, although local housing authorities frequently do not permit those persons to occupy the same unit.

    (4) The State of Illinois should do all it can to assist its elderly and handicapped persons in maximizing the effectiveness of their incomes and to insure that those citizens are not unnecessarily burdened in accomplishing the daily tasks of life.

(Source: P.A. 87-243.)

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