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.

Housing as a Vaccine: Dr. Megan Sandel to Keynote 2017 Anniversary Conference

“A stable, decent home is like a vaccine,” says Dr. Megan Sandel, who has dedicated her life to making the connections between housing and health. We’re excited to announce that Dr. Sandel will deliver the keynote address in October at this year’s annual conference. Learn more and register »

Hitting the Road: Our 30th Anniversary Caravan

Housing Action Illinois is hitting the road to raise awareness about the need for quality affordable housing across the state! During July and August, our staff and board will be traveling around the state to meet with community-based agencies that are working to ensure everyone in their community has access to a safe, affordable place to call home. Check out where we’re going and what we’re up to »

Housing Action Trainings Go Nationwide

We’re excited to announce that Housing Action Illinois is beginning to facilitate housing counselor trainings not just in Illinois but in states across the nation. In response to needs expressed by housing counselors, Housing Action has started to develop our own guides and trainings, including The Fundamentals of Rental Housing Counseling and Housing Counselor Online Made Easy. Learn more and inquire about bringing a training to your state »

Resolution of State Budget Impasse

We are extremely pleased that the state budget impasse has been resolved. During the first week of July, the House and Senate successfully overrode Governor Rauner’s vetoes of the spending, revenue and budget implementation legislation that were previously approved by the General Assembly. Learn more »

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Thanks & farewell to our @AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader Tanya Burgess! Hear about her year as a leader at Housing Action: housingactionil.org/…

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