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.

Law Protecting Rent-to-Own Homebuyers in Illinois Goes Into Effect

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 »

7 Reasons We’re Proud of 2017

Everything we do at Housing Action Illinois is with the end goal of creating a state where everyone has a good, affordable home. Although 2017 was a challenging year, we kept working toward that goal, and we’re proud to share some of our accomplishments with you as we gear up to continue fighting for housing justice in 2018. Find out why we’re proud of 2017 »

Accomplish More: Host an AmeriCorps VISTA!

Housing Action’s VISTA Network is now accepting applications for 2018-19 VISTA Host Sites. Our VISTAs spend a full year working on sustainable projects—ranging from making videos to developing workshops, launching programs to updating systems, and so much more—that help organizations end poverty in their communities. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 26. Learn more and request an application today »

Update Your Address Book

We outgrew our office space on Adams Street and have now moved to a new one. You can now find Housing Action Illinois at 67 E. Madison Street, Suite 1603, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Our general phone number is the same.

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 »

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Fulfill your New Year's Resolution to #volunteer more by helping survey people experiencing homelessness! Chicago (1/25): Lake County (1/24): Ask your local CoC if they need volunteers for their annual PIT Count.

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