Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th Annual Toast to Housing Justice on April 18, 2024! 

This year, we raised nearly $12,000 to expand affordable housing and end homelessness in Illinois. 


If you weren’t able to join us, you can still support our work by donating:

Housing Action Illinois has been leading the movement for affordable housing since 1986. We unite organizations and individuals who want to create an Illinois where everyone has a good place to call home. With your support, we can cultivate vibrant, thriving communities with expanded housing opportunities throughout our state.

Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue:

  • Advocating for public policies and investments that expand affordable housing & end homelessness in Illinois
  • Training staff on the front lines of housing nonprofits so they can expand their skills, keep up to date on rapidly shifting issues and guidelines, and better serve our communities
  • Educating key decision-makers, media, and advocates about affordable housing issues affecting Illinois

    All proceeds support our work to create an Illinois where everyone has a good, stable home.

    Thank You to Our Donors

    The following donors have generously provided goods and services for our silent auction and raffle. Thank you!

    AIR Aerial Fitness • BarkBox • BarkBox • Block Club Chicago • Bombas • Brooklyn Boulders • Chicago Botanic Garden • Chicago Fire FC • Chicago Red Stars • Chicago Wolves • Chicagoland Games Dice Dojo • Chipotle • DoubleTree By Hilton, Bloomington • Douglas J. Aveda Institute • DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington • Eastland Suites, Bloomington • Fad2Fresh • Field Museum • First Ascent Climbing & Fitness • Goodman Theatre • Huntington Bank White Sox Box • I Have a Bean • Illinois Audubon Society Jayne • KOVAL Distillery Let’s Roam • Lillstreet Art Center Lou Malnati’s • Music Box Theatre Music of the Baroque • Navy Pier 

    Want to sponsor our benefit or donate an item to our silent auction for 2025?

    We would love to get in touch. Email Maria Flores at

    You can always support our work in a variety of other ways.

    One-Time Gift

    Support our work to promote affordable housing and end homelessness.

    Sustaining Gift

    Increase your impact with a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift.

    Giving by Mail

    Prefer to make a donation by check? You can mail your gift to our office.

    Ask your employer about matching gifts. Matching gifts are an easy way to double or even triple the size of your gift. Many employers will match their employees’ charitable contributions. Some companies also match gifts made by employees’ spouses and former employees. Contact your company’s human resources or community impact department to learn about your options.

    Buy a housing justice shirt. Wear your support for affordable housing with one—or several—of our housing justice shirts. Snag your favorite design, and choose from a variety of color and style options, including hoodies, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

    Past Annual Benefits

    Starting in 2017 with a Toast to Housing Justice to celebrate our 30th anniversary, Housing Action Illinois has brought housing champions together each year at our annual benefit. From 2020–2022, due to COVID-19, we held our benefit virtually.

    Thanks to the generous supporters who have joined us in person or online over the years!

    Check out photos from past events:

    2023 Toast to Housing Justice »
    2019 Toast to Housing Justice »
    2018 Toast to Housing Justice »
    2017 Toast to Housing Justice »