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.

Accomplish More: Host an AmeriCorps VISTA!

Housing Action’s VISTA Network is now accepting applications for 2018-19 VISTA Host Sites. Our VISTAs spend a full year working on sustainable projects—ranging from making videos to developing workshops, launching programs to updating systems, and so much more—that help organizations end poverty in their communities. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 26. Learn more and request an application today »

Update Your Address Book

We outgrew our office space on Adams Street and have now moved to a new one. You can now find Housing Action Illinois at 67 E. Madison Street, Suite 1603, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Our general phone number is the same.

Housing Action to Distribute More Than $800,000 in HUD Housing Counseling Funds

HUD has awarded $820,030 to Housing Action Illinois as an Intermediary to distribute resources to 26 local organizations whose housing programs and services prevent foreclosures and help families rent or buy safe, affordable homes. Learn more about the award and our work as a HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary »

30 Years of Building a Movement

In the late eighties, 46 nonprofits who saw the critical need for a united voice for affordable housing in Illinois joined together. Thirty years later, Housing Action Illinois has grown into a powerful, wide-reaching coalition of more than 160 member organizations and the thousands of housing professionals, counselors, developers, and advocates who work for them. Our 2016 Annual Report celebrates the growth of our movement while also exploring the challenges that lie ahead of us. Look through the report and see how far we’ve come together »

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