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HB3059 Engrossed                              LRB9205824DJgcB

 1        AN ACT in relation to housing.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Housing Authorities  Act  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 8.22 as follows:

 6        (310 ILCS 10/8.22)
 7        Sec. 8.22.  Determination of income.
 8        (a)  Exclusions  from income.   In determining the income
 9    of a tenant for the purpose of determining rent, the  Housing
10    Authority   shall   exclude  the  following  as  provided  in
11    subsection (b):
12             (i)  The amount of any income received by the tenant
13        as  a  result  of  anti-drug,  anti-crime,  and   related
14        security  initiatives conducted by the Housing Authority.
15        Any activities or income excluded under this  subdivision
16        (i) must first be certified by the Housing Authority.
17             (ii)  Any income earned by a tenant during the first
18        24  18  consecutive  months of employment, which follow a
19        period of unemployment of 12 6 or more consecutive months
20        if:
21                  (A)  the income received within the 12 or  more
22             consecutive  months  of  unemployment  is  less than
23             would be received by working 10 hours  per  week  at
24             the established federal minimum wage; or
25                  (B)  the  income  earned during those 24 months
26             is  received   as   a   result   of   the   tenant's
27             participation  in  any  economic self-sufficiency or
28             other job training program; or
29                  (C)  the income earned during those  24  months
30             is  earned  by  a  tenant  due  to new employment or
31             increased  earnings  after  receiving,  within   the
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 1             previous  6  months,  any  assistance  under a State
 2             program for temporary assistance for needy  families
 3             funded  under  Part  A  of  Title  IV  of the Social
 4             Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 and following), provided
 5             that the total amount of earned income  received  by
 6             the tenant within the previous 6 months was at least
 7             $500.
 8        (b)  Procedure for excluding income.
 9             (i)  Initial  12-month  exclusion.  Beginning on the
10        first date the tenant is employed or the first  date  the
11        tenant's  family experiences an increase in annual income
12        as determined under subdivision (a)(ii) of this  Section,
13        the Housing Authority must exclude the increase in annual
14        income  for each month in which the increase is received,
15        but not for more than 12 months.
16             (ii) Second 12-month exclusion and phase-out.  After
17        the  initial  12-month exclusion period under subdivision
18        (b)(i)  of  this  Section,  the  Housing  Authority  must
19        exclude, for each month in which the increase  in  income
20        is  received, but not for more than 12 months, 50% of the
21        increase in the annual income that is received due to the
22        tenant's employment or the tenant's  family  experiencing
23        an increase in annual income under subdivision (a)(ii).
24             (iii)  Maximum  48-month  period for exclusions. The
25        exclusion of increases in income of an individual  family
26        member  as  provided  in subdivision (b)(i) or (b)(ii) of
27        this Section is limited to a  lifetime  48-month  period.
28        The  exclusion applies for a maximum of 12 months for the
29        exclusion under subdivision (b)(i) and a  maximum  of  12
30        months  for  the  exclusion  under  subdivision  (b)(ii),
31        during the 48-month period starting with the beginning of
32        the  initial  exclusion  period under subdivision (b)(i),
33        which  immediately  follows  12   or   more   months   of
34        unemployment.
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 1        (c)  Inapplicability  of  income  exclusions to admission
 2    process. The exclusion of increases in income as a result  of
 3    employment  under this Section for the purpose of determining
 4    rent does not apply for purposes of  determining  eligibility
 5    for  admission  to  the  program (including determinations of
 6    income eligibility and income targeting).
 7    (Source: P.A. 88-220; 89-322, eff. 1-1-96.)

 8        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
 9    becoming law.

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