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Record #: O2015-5338   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/29/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: Establishment of Single-Family Mortgage Credit Certificate Program, Series 2016 and extension of TaxSmart Single-Family Bond Program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. O2015-5338 (V1).pdf, 2. O2015-5338.pdf
ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, there exists within the borders of the City of Chicago (the "City") a recognized need for decent, safe, sanitary and well structured and maintained housing which persons of moderate income can afford; and

WHEREAS, the United States government has authorized the several states and their political subdivisions to issue mortgage credit certificates (the "Certificates") pursuant to Section 25 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), which entitle qualifying individuals to a credit against their individual federal income tax, in lieu of qualified mortgage bonds as defined in Section 143(a) of the Code ("Qualified Mortgage Bonds"); and
WHEREAS, the City is a home rule unit under the provisions of Section 6 of Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and constitutes a constitutional home rule city within the meaning of Section 146(d)(3)(C) of the Code; and in furtherance of its home rule powers, the City hereby finds and determines that it is necessary and desirable and will provide for and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City to establish and implement a 2016 qualified mortgage credit certificate program and to issue Certificates in connection therewith (the "2016 Certificates"); and
WHEREAS, to provide for the issuance of the 2016 Certificates it is necessary for the City to authorize the issuance of one or more mortgage credit certificate elections of the City as more particularly described in Section 6 hereof (each, a "2016 Election") and to authorize the publication of a public notice relative to the issuance of the 2016 Certificates; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Recitals. The above recitals are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.
SECTION 2. Declaration of Public Purpose. It is hereby determined that the purpose of this ordinance is to take steps designed to reduce the cost of financing fo...

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