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FREQUENTLYASKED QUESTIONS

closed answer Question: Who is IDFPR working with to protect consumers?
Answer:

IDFPR is working with the Governor, legislators, consumer groups and the lending industry to develop and implement programs that protect consumers while ensuring the continuing vitality of the mortgage industry.
closed answer Question: What are the goals of the Anti-Predatory Lending Database Program?
Answer:

The APLD is designed to increase borrowers’ knowledge about loans they are considering and to reduce the number of foreclosures resulting from inappropriate loans. The database will collect information about mortgage loans in Cook County and determine whether or not each particular borrower needs to attend housing counseling provided by a HUD-certified/approved housing counselor. Effective 07/01/2010, three additional counties – Kane, Peoria, and Will – are being added to the program area.
closed answer Question: What if the counselor advises against taking a particular loan?
Answer:

The decision whether to proceed with a loan is entirely that of the borrower who may accept or reject the advice of the counselor. The APLD is designed to provide borrowers with the knowledge necessary to make informed financial decisions and thereby protect themselves, their families, and their homes.
closed answer Question: How long will a counseling session be?
Answer:

The law does not specify the length of counseling sessions, but sets forth the items that must be covered to ensure that the counseling will be meaningful to the borrower. An average session may last 2-3 hours.
closed answer Question: Does providing personal confidential data to the State create a security risk?
Answer:

Mortgage brokers typically share borrowers’ personal financial information with various lenders through secure electronic systems in order to obtain the best possible mortgage for the borrower. IDFPR will include such security features in the APLD and take all necessary action to protect confidential information. Only specifically designated and trained agency personnel will be granted access to view and evaluate this information.
closed answer Question: Will the APLD discourage lenders from doing business in areas where sub-prime loans may be the only viable option, thereby removing many low-income families’ access to credit and home ownership?
Answer:

The APLD is designed to educate prospective borrowers and to protect them from predatory lending practices. Subprime lending is neither prohibited nor discouraged. Predatory lending practices are vigorously discouraged.
closed answer Question: How can I verify if an entity is really exempt?
Answer:

Banks and Credit Unions may be verified through The National Information Center. Go to www.ffiec.gov and click on "National Info Center". Licensees of IDFPR can be verified through the IDFPR website at www.idfpr.com. Click on "Division of Banking", and then click on "Lookup".
closed answer Question: Does an exempt entity need to register with the database?
Answer:

Generally, no. However, there is one exception. If the entity plans to close any of its loans in-house, it must obtain a password as a closer in order to generate the required exempt certificate.
closed answer Question: Are applications dated before July 1, 2008 exempt?
Answer:

It depends. Contact the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at 800-532-8785. Similarly, properties in Kane, Peoria, and Will may be exempt for loan applications dated prior to July 1, 2010. The Department should be contacted with any questions concerning these properties.
closed answer Question: Must all loans in which the points and fees exceed 5% be classified as High Cost loans pursuant to the Illinois High Risk Home Loan Act?
Answer:

No. The Illinois High Risk Home Loan Act (HRHLA), 815 ILCS 137, is a separate and distinct statute from the APLD with its own requirements. For example, it does not apply to purchase loans. The APLD points and fees calculation is used solely as a standard for counseling. To determine whether a loan is High Cost, refer to the HRHLA and follow the procedures therein.
closed answer Question: What property is eligible for Government Property exemption?
Answer:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Illinois Anti-Predatory Lending Database Program ("APLD") mortgage loans secured by government property are classified as exempt transactions. However, there appears to be confusion as to the meaning of "Government Property". Government property would be a facility which contains government offices or from which a government function takes place. Examples include, but are not limited to, the Thompson Center, Daley Center, Secretary of State Driver's License facilities, City Hall, court houses, police and fire stations, federal buildings. All levels of buildings from local to federal are included. Residential properties including HUD homes are NOT classified as government property as no government function takes place there. Mortgage loans secured by such properties are subject to all the data entry, counseling, and closing agent requirements set forth by the APLD. Such transactions may be exempt for various reasons such as having been originated by a bank or being purchased by an investor, but the "Government Property" exemption does not apply.
closed answer Question: How are points and fees calculated by the broker/originator? How are points and fees calculated by the closing agent?
Answer:

Numerator (Dividend): 800 fields from HUD-1 containing prepaid finance charges paid to lender, mortgage broker, and affiliates + supplemental fields corresponding to HUD-1 Section 1300 including all such fees POC + yield spread premium paid to mortgage broker (Include in Line 801) + the maximum prepayment fees and penalties that may be charged or collected under the terms of the credit transaction + all prepayment fees or penalties that are incurred by the consumer if the loan refinances a previous loan made or currently held by the same creditor or an affiliate of the creditor + premiums or other charges payable at or before closing or financed directly or indirectly into the loan for any credit life, credit disability, credit unemployment, credit property, other accident, loss of income, life or health insurance or payments directly or indirectly for any debt cancellation or suspension agreement or contract + real estate related fees paid to an affiliate or for which the creditor receives compensation + certain bona fide discount points.

Denominator (Divisor): Principal amount of new loan from line 202 minus 800 fields containing prepaid finance charges paid to lender, mortgage broker, and affiliates + supplemental fields corresponding to HUD-1 Section 1300 including all such fees POC.

Quotient: Numerator divided by Denominator = Points and fees %

Notes: 1. Since closing credits may be taken into account, the broker/originator should include in the calculation only those fees actually being paid by the borrower from borrowers’ funds. YSP is always included in the calculation. FHA upfront MIP and VA funding fees are not included in the calculation 2. Fees paid directly by the borrower to third parties not affiliated with the broker or lender are not included unless (i) The broker or lender requires use of the third party as a condition of or an incident to the loan, even if the consumer can choose the third party; or (ii) the broker or lender retains a portion of the third-party charge, to the extent of the portion retained. 12 CFR 226.4(a)(1). 3. Insurance premiums or debt cancellation or suspension fees calculated and paid in full on a monthly basis shall not be considered financed by the creditor and are not included in the calculation. 4. Real estate related fees include title fees, survey, document prep, notary, credit reports, appraisals, and home inspections. 5. Bona fide discount points over 2 if interest rate without any discount does not exceed APOR by more than 1 percentage point; or, bona fide discount points over 1 if interest rate without any discount does not exceed APOR by more than 2 points. APOR = Average Prime Offer Rate.

Effective 1/10/2014

closed answer Question: Who are the HUD-certified/approved counseling agencies currently participating in the program?
Answer:

Housing Counselors:
CounselorAddressPhone
Agora Community Services Corporation, NFP1831 E 79TH STREET
Chicago, IL 60649
773-483-3888
Bethel New Life, Inc.4006 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60624
773-826-8430
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council4477 South Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
773-523-7110
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Lake County Services671 S Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-782-4165
CEDA (Near South)/ CEDA Center for Community Action53 E 154th St
Harvey, IL 60426
708-339-3610
CEDA Near West6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, IL 60804
708-222-3824
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions131 Lincoln Place, Suite 401
Belleville, IL 62221
877-877-1995
Community Service Council of Northern Will County440 Quadrangle Dr, Suite C
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
815-886-5000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service/A Program of Family Counseling70 South River Street, Suite 1
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-8209
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Elgin1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60194
847-695-3680
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) of Elgin22 S. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120
847-695-3680
Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS), a Division of Money Management International416 Main St, Suite 920
Peoria, IL 61602
866-226-0278
Du Page Homeownership Center, Inc.1600 E Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-260-2500
Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc.400 West Pleasant Street
Greenup, IL 62428
217-923-3113
Family Credit Management Services4306 Charles St.
Rockford, IL 61108
800-994-3328
Greater Southwest Development Corporation6155 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60629
773-735-6727
Housing Opportunity Development Corporation2001 Waukegan Rd
Techny, IL 60082
847-564-2900
Institute For Consumer Credit Education16335 S Harlem Ave, Suite 400
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708-633-6355
Joseph Corporation of Illinois, Inc.32 South Broadway Avenue
Aurora, IL 60507
630-906-9400
Kingdom Community, Inc.5151 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60644
773-379-0077
Lakeside Community Development Corporation1652 W. Wallen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773-381-5253
Latin United Community Housing Association3541 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773-276-5338
METEC Housing Counseling Resource Center2605 W Krause
Peoria, IL 61605
309-676-3832
Mortgage Education Foundation350 West 22nd Street, Suite 104
Lombard, IL 60148
630-916-7720
Neighborhood Housing Services Of Chicago (NHS)1279 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
 
NHS of Chicago - Auburn Gresham - Englewood449 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
773-488-2004
NHS of Chicago – Back of the Yards/Garfield Boulevard1658 W. 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
773-579-0032
NHS of Chicago – Chicago Lawn/ Gage Park2609 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60629
773-434-9632
NHS of Chicago – South Chicago9108 S. Brandon
Chicago, IL 60617
773-734-9181
NHS of the Fox Valley163 E Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60637
847-695-0399
NID-HCA Simmons6459 S Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60637
773-684-5273
NID-HCA Webber8543 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
773-375-8253
North Side Community Federal Credit Union1011 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
773-769-5800
North West Housing Partnership1701 E Woodfield Road, Suite 203
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-969-0561
Northside Community Development Corporation1530 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773-262-2537
Northwest Side Housing Center5007 W Addison
Chicago, IL 60641
773-283-3888
Oak Park Regional Housing Center1041 South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60302
708-848-7150
OPEN COMMUNITIES614 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-501-5760
Partners in Charity, Inc.86 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
847-428-6504
Partners In Community Building, Inc.3424 South State Street , Suite 1A8-1
Chicago , IL 60616
312-328-0873
Regional Fair Housing Center (LCOC)9730 S Western Ave, Suite 502
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
708-636-2811
Smart Money Housing1450 East American Lane, Zurich Towers, Suite 1400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
773-533-0243
Smart Money HousingOne Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 300
Westchester, IL 60154
773-533-0243
Smart Money Housing aka Smart Women Smart Money3510 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago , IL 60624
773-533-0243
South Side Community Federal Credit Union5401 S Wentworth Ave, Suite 25
Chicago, IL 60609
773-548-8859
South Suburban Housing Center18220 Harwood Avenue, Suite 1
Homewood, IL 60430
708-957-4674
Southeast CEDA3518 W 139th St
Robbins, IL 60472
708-371-1220
Spanish Coalition for Housing1915 S. Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608
312-850-2660
Spanish Coalition For Housing1922 N PULASKI
CHICAGO, IL 60639
773-342-7575
Spanish Coalition for Housing4035 W. North
Chicago, IL 60639
773-342-7575
Spanish Coalition for Housing9010 S. Commercial Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
773-933-7575
The Chicago Urban League4510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
773-285-1500
The Resurrection Project1818 S Paulina
Chicago, IL 60608
312-666-1323
Will County Center for Community Concerns304 N Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-0722
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