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.

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. Learn about the Community Revitalization Challenge »


Our 2017 Annual Report is Here

Housing Action Illinois has been charting the movement for affordable housing in our state for more than three decades. Our destination remains clear: an Illinois where all residents, regardless of income, have a safe, quality, affordable place to call home. The 2017 Annual Report outlines the most recent highlights in our journey to continue putting affordable housing on the map. Read the report now »


Get Ready for the HUD Housing Counseling Certification Exam With Our Study Group

Are you preparing for the HUD certification exam? Then join our study group to gear up for the exam in a supportive peer-learning environment. For four weeks, we will host webinars that focus on the first four sections of the exam. Then, on October 26 at our Housing Matters! Conference, we will host two in-person sessions to cover the last two modules. Join the study group »


Meet Our New Housing Counseling Intermediary Affiliates

Housing Action is thrilled to announce the addition of four new agencies to our Housing Counseling Intermediary network: Latin United Community Housing Association, Open Communities, Total Resource Community Development Corporation, and Community Investment Corporation of Decatur. Now, our network has grown to 30 HUD-approved housing counseling agencies who serve low- and moderate- income communities across Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Michigan. Learn more about our Housing Counseling Intermediary network »

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