2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 310 - HOUSING
310 ILCS 15/ - Housing Cooperation Law.

(310 ILCS 15/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 28)
Sec. 1. This Act shall be known as the "Housing Cooperation Law".
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 29)
Sec. 2. It is hereby found and declared that there exist in the State unsafe and unsanitary housing conditions and a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; that these conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities; and that the public interest requires the remedying of these conditions. It is hereby found and declared that the assistance herein provided for the remedying of the conditions herein described and referred to in the State Housing Act and the Housing Authorities Act constitutes a public use and purpose and an essential governmental function for which public moneys may be spent, and other aid given; that it is a proper public and corporate purpose for any State Public Body to aid any housing authority operating within its boundaries or jurisdiction or any housing project located therein, as the State Public Body derives immediate benefits and advantages from such an authority or project; and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary in the public interest.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 30)
Sec. 3. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Act shall have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(a) "Housing authority" shall mean any housing authority heretofore or hereafter created by or pursuant to the Housing Authorities Act of this State.
(b) "Housing project" shall mean any work or undertaking of a housing authority pursuant to the Housing Authorities Act or any similar work or undertaking of the Federal Government.
(c) "State Public Body" shall mean any city, village, incorporated town, county, municipal corporation, commission, district, authority, or other subdivision or public body of the State.
(d) "Governing body" shall mean the council, president and board of trustees, board of commissioners, county board, or other body having charge of the legislative and fiscal affairs of a State Public Body.
(e) "Federal Government" shall mean the United States of America, the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 31)
Sec. 4. Powers. For the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking, construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, repair or operation of housing projects located in whole or in part within the area in which it is authorized to act, any State Public Body may upon such terms, with or without consideration, as it may determine:
(a) Dedicate, sell, convey or lease any of its

interest in any property or grant easements, licenses or other rights or privileges therein to a housing authority or the Federal Government;

(b) Cause parks, playgrounds, recreational,

community, educational, water, sewer or drainage facilities, or any other works which it is otherwise empowered to undertake, to be furnished adjacent to or in connection with housing projects;

(c) Furnish, dedicate, close, pave, install, grade,

regrade, plan or replan streets, roads, roadways, alleys, sidewalks, or other places which it is otherwise empowered to undertake;

(d) Assign or loan any of its employees to a housing

authority to aid in the performance of the work of such housing authority; and provide for a housing authority any necessary office space, equipment or other facilities;

(e) Make exceptions from building regulations and

ordinances; plan or replan, or zone or rezone, any part of such State Public Body pursuant to existing laws;

(f) Enter into agreements (which may extend over any

period, notwithstanding any provision or rule of law to the contrary) with a housing authority or the Federal Government respecting action to be taken by such State Public Body pursuant to any of the powers granted by this Act;

(g) By agreement with any housing authority operating

within its boundaries or jurisdiction, to designate and use such housing authority as an instrumentality to make investigations on behalf of such State Public Body and to perform such other functions as may be specified by such agreement; and to make appropriations to such authority;

(h) Lend money to a housing authority from time to

time, which, when it has funds available for such purpose, shall make reimbursements for all loans made to it together with interest thereon;

(i) Do any and all things necessary or convenient to

aid and cooperate in the planning, undertaking, construction, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, repair or operation of such housing projects;

(j) Cause services of the character which such State

Public Body is otherwise empowered to furnish to be furnished to a housing authority;

(k) Enter into agreements with respect to the

exercise by such State Public Body of its powers relating to the repair, elimination or closing of unsafe, insanitary or unfit dwellings;

(l) Employ (notwithstanding the provisions of any

other law) any funds belonging to, or within the control of, such State Public Body, including funds derived from the sale or furnishing of property or facilities to a housing authority, in the purchase of the bonds of a housing authority;

(m) Cooperate with a housing authority in the

enforcement of regulations adopted by such authority in the exercise of the jurisdiction of the authority with respect to the maintenance in a safe and sanitary condition of the dwellings and appurtenant areas located within the boundaries of any such project operated by the housing authority; and

(n) Vest any or all of the powers it may possess

relating to the repair, maintenance of standards, elimination or closing of unsafe, insanitary or unfit dwellings, in a housing authority (which shall exercise such powers as an agency of such State Public Body) located in whole or in part within the area in which such State Public Body is authorized to act.

(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(310 ILCS 15/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 32)
Sec. 5. Any State Public Body may purchase or legally invest in any of the bonds of a housing authority located in whole or in part within the area of such State Public Body and exercise all of the rights of any holder of such bonds.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/5a) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 32a)
Sec. 5a. Any State Public Body may make donations to any housing authority located in whole or in part within the area in which such State Public Body is authorized to act and may enter into agreements with any such housing authority to make such donations annually over any period of years. Whenever any State Public Body shall enter into any such agreement to make the donations hereinabove authorized over a period of years, it shall be and is hereby made the duty of the governing body of such State Public Body to include in the annual budget, annual appropriation bill, annual appropriation ordinance or in the amount certified or determined to be raised by taxation, for each current fiscal year, an appropriation or provision of a sum of money sufficient to raise the amount, which, under and by terms of any such agreement, shall become due and payable during such current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1938, First Sp.Sess., p. 31.)


(310 ILCS 15/5b) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 32b)
Sec. 5b. Agreements with local and State bodies.
(a) Any city, village, incorporated town or county for which a housing authority has been created may enter into such agreements with its respective housing authority as are authorized by section 29 of "An Act in relation to housing authorities," approved March 19, 1934, as amended.
(b) A housing authority may enter into agreements with any State Public Body (which may extend over any period, notwithstanding any provision or rule of law to the contrary), with or without consideration, to finance, plan, improve, alter, operate, manage, or convey property or perform any action necessary or convenient to cooperate with a State Public Body or to exercise any powers permitted to be exercised by the housing authority.
(Source: P.A. 89-351, eff. 1-1-96.)


(310 ILCS 15/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 33)
Sec. 6. With respect to any housing project which a housing authority has acquired or taken over from the Federal Government and which the housing authority by resolution has found and declared to have been constructed in a manner that will promote the public interest and afford necessary safety, sanitation and other protection, no State Public Body shall require any changes to be made in the housing project or the manner of its original construction or take any other action relating to such construction.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 34)
Sec. 7. The powers conferred by this Act shall be in addition and supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


(310 ILCS 15/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 35)
Sec. 8. If any provisions of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 677.)


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