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.

March 2017 Federal and State Advocacy Update

For people who need affordable housing, including people struggling to end their homelessness, a lot is at risk right now: we’re facing potential cuts to the federal budget on top of the reduction in services already caused by the ongoing state budget impasse. Learn about what’s happening with housing policy—and how you can take action to help »

New Study Shows Massive Shortage of Affordable Housing in Illinois

We just co-released a new report on the shortage of affordable and available housing for the lowest income households from National Low Income Housing Coalition. The study shows that in Illinois, there are only 32 affordable and available units for every 100 extremely low income renter households—and 74% of those households spend more than half their income on rent. Learn more »

Summary of HUD’s Housing Counseling Program Final Rule

Department of Housing and Urban Development sealOn December 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program. Housing Action Illinois has reviewed and summarized the rule to help housing counselors understand the key changes. Read our summary of HUD’s Final Rule »

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