October 17–18, 2024
Bloomington, IL

DoubleTree by Hilton | 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Members-only early bird registration is open from July 8–July 26.

Public early bird registration will open on July 27.

If you’re a member and need your invite for the exclusive members-only registration window, contact us →

About the Conference

Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together as many as 350 housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better.

Join us to spark connections, get the latest updates, & share ideas as we work together to create an Illinois where everyone has a good, affordable home.

The conference is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois.

Plenary Sessions & Member Meeting

We’re excited to bring everyone together for opening and closing plenary sessions, as well as our annual membership meeting.

For 2024 Housing Matters, we look forward to kicking off our conference with opening keynote speaker David Berenbaum, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling!

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Breakout Workshops

Each year, we bring breakout workshops related to public policy advocacy, ending homelessness, housing counseling, and affordable housing development. This year, join us to learn about the following:*

  • Affordable Housing & Homelessness 101
  • Our State Plan to Prevent & End Homelessness
  • Homelessness & Harm Reduction
  • Community Safety Through Stable Homes Act
  • The Ecology of Rental Housing Regulation in Illinois
  • Responding to the Supreme Court Decision on Property Tax Delinquencies
  • Fix Our Homes Illinois: Resources for Senior Home Repair
  • Peoria’s Flexible Rent Spending Pilot Program
  • Fee for Service Income for Rural Housing Counseling Agencies
  • How the NAR Settlement Will Affect First-time Homebuyers
  • Helping Homeowners Navigate the Reconsideration of Value Process
  • Offering HECM Origination Counseling
  • The Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit for Developers
  • Accessibility & Sustainability Requirements in Affordable Housing Design
  • Illinois Community Reinvestment Act
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution 101
  • Bloomington Community Tour

* Subject to change

Reception & Networking

We celebrate recent wins and accomplishments at our Thursday evening reception. Join us to relax, unwind, and meet colleagues working to expand affordable housing and end homelessness in Illinois.

Featured Speakers

Check back soon for more!

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David Berenbaum

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling, HUD

David Berenbaum serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Office of Housing Counseling’s mission is to ensure that families have the knowledge they need to obtain, sustain, and retain their housing via HUD’s network of over 1,650 housing counseling agencies and their Certified Housing Counselors. The Program’s far-reaching outcomes annually impact over one million consumers and support numerous departmental programs, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family housing program. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Berenbaum collaborates with HUD’s leadership, professional staff, and partners to provide the high impact services to ensure that every American has a place to call home and the ability to achieve their financial dreams.

Opening Keynote Session: Thursday @ 10:00am

Schedule & Program

Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, October 17

  • 9:00 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – Opening Keynote
  • 11:45 am – Membership Meeting & Luncheon
  • 1:00 pm – Breakout Workshop I
  • 3:00 pm – Breakout Workshop II
  • 5:00 pm – Reception

Friday, October 18

  • 7:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – Breakout Workshop III
  • 10:15 am – Breakout Workshop IV
  • 11:30 am – Closing Keynote & Lunch
  • 1:30 pm – End of Day

Register

Members-only early bird registration is open from July 8–July 26.

Public early bird registration will open on July 27.

If you’re a member and need your invite for the exclusive members-only registration window, contact us →

Become a Member

Join our movement to create good, affordable homes for everyone in Illinois.

Our 180+ members include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations, united by the vision of an Illinois where everyone has a good, stable place to call home.

Logistics & Lodging

DoubleTree by Hilton

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois (10 Brickyard Drive).

To reserve rooms at the discounted rate of $133 + tax, call 309-664-6446 and let the staff know you’re participating in the Housing Action Illinois conference or make your reservation online using this link →

The DoubleTree is approximately 12 minutes by car from Uptown Station in Normal and approximately 10 minutes from the Bloomington/Normal Airport. Taxi cabs and ride-hailing services are usually available from both the station and airport.

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Getting There

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois (10 Brickyard Drive).

The DoubleTree is approximately 12 minutes by car from Uptown Station in Normal and approximately 10 minutes from the Bloomington/Normal Airport. Taxi cabs and ride-hailing services are usually available from both the station and airport.

We will provide shuttle service to the DoubleTree from our overflow hotel accommodations (see below).

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Requests for Accommodations

Please submit all requests for reasonable accommodations when registering for the conference. We will do our best to meet all requests regardless of when they are submitted, but to ensure that your request can be met, we ask that you let us know by August 30, 2024 by filling out the form linked in your registration confirmation email or emailing us at communications@housingactionil.org.

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Our thanks to the generous sponsors who make our conference possible.

Interested in joining us?

Learn about sponsorship opportunities →

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Old National Bank

Bronze Sponsors

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Friends & Exhibitors

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Second Federal / Self-Help Federal Credit Union

Previous Conferences

Thank you to the nearly 350 participants who joined us in 2023 to hear from experts, dig into critical issues, and build relationships .