Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
Could your organization be doing more to serve your community? Then apply for support from Housing Action Illinois’ VISTA Network, which places both full-year VISTA Members and VISTA Summer Associates with host organizations around the state. These VISTAs work on projects that will build the organization’s capacity to fight poverty in their community.
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.
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.
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.