Everyone needs an affordable, stable place to call home.

That’s why we unite organizations across Illinois in protecting and expanding affordable housing.

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.
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Affordable Housing and Transportation Programs Threatened

Funding for affordable housing, community development, and transportation programs is under attack. We’re asking your organizations to join Housing Action Illinois and advocates from around the country in signing a letter urging Congress to lift harmful spending caps now »


Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

What knowledge and skills would help you do your job better? What speakers do you want to hear? We’d love your input for our  next Housing Matters! conference (October 26 & 27 in Bloomington, IL). Email info@housingactionil.org with the subject line “2017 Conference Suggestion” to tell us what topics and speakers you’d like to see on the agenda or submit a full workshop proposal »

The VISTA Insider: Now a Blog!

What are the AmeriCorps VISTAs in our network passionate about? What projects are they working on, and what challenges are they facing? You’ll be able to find out at our new blog for the network of of nearly 30 VISTAs that Housing Action Illinois places with our member organizations. Start reading »

Summary of HUD’s Housing Counseling Program Final Rule

Department of Housing and Urban Development sealOn December 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program. Housing Action Illinois has reviewed and summarized the rule to help housing counselors understand the key changes. Read our summary of HUD’s Final Rule »

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