While our state legislators have been locked in a budget stalemate—holding up nearly $225 million in funding for affordable housing—the cost of renting an apartment in Illinois has only risen. Renters must make $19.98 in order to afford rent and utilities on a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a new national report jointly released by National Low Income Housing Coalition and Housing Action Illinois.
We need to pass a state budget and release funds for affordable housing more than ever. Learn more and read the report »
This year’s Housing Matters! conference will be on October 27 – 28 in Bloomington, Illinois. Learn more »
It’s been 11 months since we had a state budget in Illinois. In addition to the human cost of increased homelessness caused by the state budget impasse, Illinois is losing jobs, economic investment and putting federal matching funds at risk. Find out how to support a responsible state budget »