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.

We’re Moving! Update Your Address Book

Housing Action Illinois is moving offices, but we’re not going far. As of December 1, 2017, our new office will be located at 67 E. Madison Street, Suite 1603, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Our general phone number will stay the same.

Thanks for a Great 30th Anniversary Conference!

Thanks to the hundreds of housing practitioners and advocates who joined us in Bloomington on October 26 & 27 for our 2017 Housing Matters! conference. We heard from keynote speaker Dr. Megan Sandel, who spoke about how  “a stable, decent home is like a vaccine.” Learn more »

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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