Everyone needs an affordable, stable place to call home.

That’s why we unite organizations across Illinois in protecting and expanding affordable housing.

Advocacy and Education

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.

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Register now for our 2016 Annual Conference!

Conference question sqEach year, affordable housing practitioners and advocates gather for our Housing Matters! Conference, where we dig into the latest developments in affordable housing, develop relationships, and look toward the future. This year’s conference will be on October 27 – 28 in Bloomington, Illinois. Learn more and register »

Housing Action Illinois Awarded $698,000 in HUD Housing Counseling Funds

Department of Housing and Urban Development sealWe have been awarded $698,000 by HUD to channel resources to local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent foreclosures, and we will be awarding sub-grants to 26 agencies throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. Learn more about our work as an Intermediary »

New Guide to CMSs for Housing Counseling Agencies

CMS Report sqOur new detailed breakdown of client management systems helps agencies find the best fit for their needs. Agencies rely on CMSs to manage their work with clients and track their outcomes as they help households seeking to make informed home purchase or rental decisions, repair credit, and budget for the future. Learn more and read the guide »

Affordable Rents Out of Reach in Illinois

OOR2016New report shows that affordable rents are out of reach across Illinois, where the Housing Wage is nearly $20 per hour. We need to pass a state budget and release funds for affordable housing more than ever. Learn more and read the report »

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