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 Need a Federal Budget That Supports All Illinois Communities

President Trump has proposed a FY18 budget that would increase homelessness and hardship for families and communities in Illinois and throughout our nation. The President’s plan calls for deep cuts to rental assistance and other housing aid for urban, suburban, and rural communities. We break down the numbers for Illinois and look at how the drastic cuts would hurt all of us »

Help Illinois Thrive: Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA

Do you—or anyone you know—believe that housing is a human right and want to spend a year or summer working to create an Illinois where everyone has a safe, good home? We’re recruiting for nearly 30 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions and 34 paid summer positions with our member organizations throughout Chicago and Illinois.

Launching our Fair Lending Initiative

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? We’re launching a series of free workshops throughout Illinois to address these questions and help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Learn more and register »

March 2017 Federal and State Advocacy Update

For people who need affordable housing, including people struggling to end their homelessness, a lot is at risk right now: we’re facing potential cuts to the federal budget on top of the reduction in services already caused by the ongoing state budget impasse. Learn about what’s happening with housing policy—and how you can take action to help »

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