ERIC Number: ED333672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly on Zoning for Community Residences.
Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
The Illinois General Assembly enacted the Community Residence Location Planning Act (CRLPA) to provide assistance to the state's 110 home rule municipalities to help bring their zoning ordinances into compliance with 1988 amendments to the U.S. Fair Housing Act. This report presents the results of this effort and offers recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the type of legal zoning treatment for Illinois communities to adopt to regulate community residences for individuals with disabilities. The report discusses group homes and their impact on property values, property turnover, and neighborhood safety. It discusses federal and Illinois legislation relating to housing for individuals with disabilities and analyzes specific zoning restrictions on community residences to determine their level of compliance with the legislation. The report's findings note that, of the 110 home rule municipalities in Illinois, 99 submitted a plan to the Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities as required by the CRLPA. Of the 99 plans, 81 were considered to be adequate while the remaining 18 plans contained questionable provisions or substantial violations of fair housing requirements. Appendices contain a copy of the Community Residence Location Planning Act, a sample plan review form, citations of statewide zoning laws for group homes, a summary of a study on the impacts of group homes on property values and safety, and a 20-item bibliography. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Identifiers: Fair Housing Laws; Illinois; State Regulation