Registration is closed.

We have hit capacity for this year’s conference! Please contact Kristin Ginger, our Communications Manager, with any questions or concerns.

The 2018 Housing Matters! conference—Leading the Way—will be on October 25 & 26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, IL. Join us for a dynamic conference with hundreds of individuals and organizations that 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.


Our conference will take place in Bloomington, IL at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Unfortunately, the DoubleTree is now booked up for the nights of the conference. We suggest staying at our overflow hotel, Eastland Suites (located at 1801 Eastland Drive, 2.3 miles from the DoubleTree). To reserve rooms at the discounted rate of $95 or $105 + tax, call 309-662-0000 and say you are with the Housing Action Illinois conference or make reservations online using the code 3091.


Housing Action offers a limited number of scholarships to cover admission to the conference for member organizations that could not otherwise afford to send staff to attend. The application deadline was Friday, August 17.


Leading the Way will feature several plenary speakers, interactive breakout sessions, and workshops in four tracks: Public Policy Advocacy, Ending Homelessness, Housing Counseling, and Affordable Housing Development.

See the program for 2018  (subject to change) »

Community Revitalization Challenge

On Friday, we will host the Community Revitalization Challenge Roundtables, where pre-registered organizations will have the opportunity to pitch project ideas to potential funders as part of a five-phase initiative.

Learn more »

Intermediary Summit

The summit for  affiliate organizations in our HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary network has been postponed. Please stay tuned for more details.

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

Interested in supporting the conference? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here and contact Kristin Ginger with any questions.

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