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.
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 »
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 »
We just co-released a new report on the shortage of affordable and available housing for the lowest income households from National Low Income Housing Coalition. The study shows that in Illinois, there are only 32 affordable and available units for every 100 extremely low income renter households—and 74% of those households spend more than half their income on rent. Learn more »