Record #: O2021-5875   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/15/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 1/26/2022
Title: Establishment of City of Chicago Single-Family Mortgage Credit Certificate Program, Series 2022 and associated City of Chicago, Single-Family Mortgage Credit Certificates, Series 2022
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Attachments: 1. O2021-5875.pdf, 2. O2021-5875 (V1).pdf

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) ofthe Code ("Qualified Mortgage Bonds"); and

WHEREAS, the City is a home rule unit under the provisions of Section 6 of Article Vll of the 1970 Constitution ofthe 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 2022 qualified mortgage credit certificate program and to issue Certificates in connection therewith (the "2022 Certificates"); and

WHEREAS, to provide for the issuance of the 2022 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 "2022 Election") and to authorize the publication of a public notice relative to the issuance of the 2022 Certificates; now, therefore,


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 ...

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