Advocacy and Organizing

We unite our members and allies to advance an equitable housing public policy agenda in Springfield and D.C. Together, our voice is stronger.

Training and Consulting

We help housing counseling agencies and housing developers build their capacity and expand their resources. Together, our impact is greater.

Housing Counseling Intermediary

We facilitate the management and distribution of HUD Housing Counseling Funds to a regional network of 26 agencies.

VISTA Network

We manage and coordinate a network of capacity-building AmeriCorps VISTAs placed with organizations across the state, all working to fight poverty.

Prejudged: The Stigma of Eviction Records

Having an eviction filing on your public record is a serious obstacle to finding housing–even if you were never actually evicted or you didn’t violate your lease in any way. “Prejudged: The Stigma of Eviction Records,” a report released by Housing Action Illinois and the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, shows that 39% of eviction cases completed in Cook County in recent years did not result in an eviction order or other judgment against the tenant. But many landlords will refuse to rent to someone if they just see an eviction filing on the record, regardless of a case’s context or outcome. Read the report »

You’re Invited: Housing Action’s Open House!

Drop by our new office at 67 E. Madison, #1603 to say hello and check out our new space! Come mix and mingle with us between 4:00 – 7:00 on April 3. We’ll provide appetizers and drinks, including beer from Revolution Brewing.


Register Now: 2018 Trainings & Workshops

Housing Action Illinois helps housing counselors and their agencies build their skills and capacity so they can provide the best housing and housing-related services to renters and homeowners. Our experts coordinate and teach regular workshops for counselors and offer one-on-one support and direct technical assistance to organizations. Learn more »

Rent-to-Own Homebuyers in Illinois Now Protected by Law

As of January 1, 2018, would-be homeowners are protected from predatory rent-to-own contracts by a new state law that creates some of the strongest consumer safeguards in the nation when it comes to these situations. Housing Action Illinois drafted and advocated for this legislation after a resurgence in predatory contracts from largely unregulated companies that falsely promise homeownership to people with low incomes. Learn more »

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