§ 2. Legislative findings. The General Assembly makes the following findings:
(1) Elderly persons and persons with disabilities 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 persons and persons with disabilities 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 persons or persons with disabilities 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 persons and persons
with disabilities in maximizing the effectiveness of their incomes and to insure that
those citizens are not unnecessarily burdened in accomplishing the daily tasks of
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