Join Us in Bloomington

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. A limited number of rooms are available at the hotel at the discounted rate of $116 + tax. You can reserve a room at this rate online or by calling 309-664-6446 and saying you are with the Housing Action Illinois conference.

Update: The DoubleTree is booked up for the night of 10/24 and only has a couple of spots left for the night of 10/25. If you are unable to get a room there, 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) »

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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