Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

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.

Capacity Building

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.

2018 Midterms Create Housing Policy Opportunities

What do the results of the midterm elections mean for housing in Illinois? We take a look at new opportunities that have been created by both the federal and state level elections. We look forward to building relationships with new legislators and seizing the chance to pass good housing policies during the 2019 legislative session.

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2018 Housing Matters! Conference

Nearly 300 participants joined us in Bloomington on October 25 & 26 for our annual conference. Thanks to everyone for sharing your ideas, experiences, and resources as we work together to lead the way to an Illinois where everyone has a good, affordable home.

See presentation materials from our workshops »


Housing Action Awarded $1.26 Million in HUD Funds

We are proud and excited to accept an Intermediary award of $1,259,176 from HUD, which we will distribute to our network of 33 nonprofits whose counseling programs help families rent or buy safe, affordable homes and prevent foreclosures. “Essentially, what this award means is that we can help thousands more families in the region understand their housing options,” Housing Action’s Director of Capacity Building, David Young explains.

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New Initiative to Connect Funders and Nonprofits

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new initiative that will connect community-based organizations with financial institutions to design and implement potentially Community Reinvestment Act-eligible projects. These collaborations will expand access to affordable housing and promote economic development opportunities for low- and moderate- income residents throughout Illinois.

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