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.

Meet Jerome, Our New Policy Fellow

“Growing up in the city of Chicago has shown me the massive inequity of our society,” says Jerome, our new Stevenson Policy Fellow. “I want to support communities that have been historically targeted by violent economic policy.” In the coming year, Jerome will support our public policy advocacy efforts by working on a variety of issues, such as voter engagement, eviction, and protecting immigrant families. Learn more about Jerome and the work he’ll be doing »

 

On the Road Again: 2018 Caravan

We’re back! This July, our staff members traveled through Central, Northern, Western, and Southern Illinois to listen, talk, and connect. We heared about the challenges and successes of our member organizations, shared updates on our current and future initiatives, and identified ways we can help. Learn more »

 

 

Report: Nowhere in Illinois Can Low-Wage Workers Afford Rent

In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in Illinois, renters need to earn $20.34 per hour. This Housing Wage is shared in Out of Reach 2018, a national report co-released in Illinois by Housing Action Illinois and the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Read the report and find out your local Housing Wage »

 

 

Help Us Educate Illinoisans on New Protections for Rent-to-Own Homebuyers

As of January, homebuyers are protected from predatory rent-to-own contracts by a new law. Housing Action Illinois drafted and advocated for these protections, and now we need your help educating the public. Download our rent-to-own brochure today to share with your colleagues, clients, and community. Want physical copies? A limited amount are available for free and upon request »

 

Welcome to Our New Housing Counseling Intermediary Affiliates

Since we became a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary in 2014, our network of affiliate housing counseling agencies has nearly doubled in size! We spoke to leadership from three of the latest additions to our Intermediary network to learn how their work in housing counseling impacts the communities they serve »

 

 

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Good to hear this from @OswegoIL60543 Administrator Daniel Di Santo: "We want more diverse housing options, we want apartments, we want town homes, we want senior housing. We don’t want to exclude anybody from living in Oswego." kendallcountynow.com… via @KCRNewspapers

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