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.

Housing as a Vaccine: Dr. Megan Sandel to Keynote 2017 Anniversary Conference

“A stable, decent home is like a vaccine,” says Dr. Megan Sandel, who has dedicated her life to making the connections between housing and health. We’re excited to announce that Dr. Sandel will deliver the keynote address in October at this year’s annual conference. Learn more and register »

Housing Action to Distribute More Than $800,000 in HUD Housing Counseling Funds

HUD has awarded $820,030 to Housing Action Illinois as an Intermediary to distribute resources to 26 local organizations whose housing programs and services prevent foreclosures and help families rent or buy safe, affordable homes. Learn more about the award and our work as a HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary »

30 Years of Building a Movement

In the late eighties, 46 nonprofits who saw the critical need for a united voice for affordable housing in Illinois joined together. Thirty years later, Housing Action Illinois has grown into a powerful, wide-reaching coalition of more than 160 member organizations and the thousands of housing professionals, counselors, developers, and advocates who work for them. Our 2016 Annual Report celebrates the growth of our movement while also exploring the challenges that lie ahead of us. Look through the report and see how far we’ve come together »

Hitting the Road: Our 30th Anniversary Caravan

Housing Action Illinois is hitting the road to raise awareness about the need for quality affordable housing across the state! During July and August, our staff and board will be traveling around the state to meet with community-based agencies that are working to ensure everyone in their community has access to a safe, affordable place to call home. Check out where we’re going and what we’re up to »

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