Upcoming Events

In addition to our annual Housing Matters! conference, Housing Action regularly hosts webinars, workshops, and training for housing counseling agencies and housing developers. Our member organizations also coordinate a wide variety of events related to affordable housing. Have an event you think we should add to the calendar? Send us the details.


Taking Action to End Homlessness @ Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation about how to end homelessness in Chicago and Illinois. Hear from advocates and practitioners actively engaged in solving homelessness, whether by providing immediate resources, connecting families with sustainable housing, speaking up for residents’ rights, or shaping housing policy.

In addition to talking about all of the efforts currently underway to address homelessness, we’ll be talking about how anyone can join in to help make sure that everyone in our city and state has a stable, affordable, safe place to call home.

Sharon Legenza, Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois
Nonie Brennan, CEO, All Chicago
Michael Banghart, Executive Director, Renaissance Social Services – RSSI
Ronald Smith, graduate of the Speak Up program at Corporation for Supportive Housing

This event is is a component of House, Weinberg/Newton Gallery’s winter exhibition presented by Red Line Service. Red Line Service works with Chicagoans experiencing or concerned about homelessness to reframe art as a broad social justice endeavor.

People & Places 2017 Conference
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Grow your access to a network of people who make places better! Attend the nation’s most diverse and inclusive community development conference on May 31-June 2 in the Washington, DC area. People & Places 2017 is brought to you by the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (Housing Action Illinois’ Executive Director Sharon Legenza is Chair of NACEDA’s Board of DIrectors), the National Urban League, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, located minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

The first 100 people who register for People & Places 2017 can get $100 off the Early Bird price using the discount code NACEDApeople100. This special $225 pre-registration price is only available from January 25-31. Early Bird registration opens to the public on February 1 and the price will go up to $325. This is the least expensive registration price that will be offered at any time.

2017 Housing Matters! Conference @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day

Our next Housing Matters! conference will take place on October 26 & 27 in Bloomington, IL at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Stay tuned for more information!