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.

May
1
Mon
Not Welcome: The Uneven Geographies of Housing Choice @ University of Chicago Law School
May 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Panelists:
Andrea Juracek, Associate Director, Housing Choice Partners
JoAnn Newsome, Director of Human Rights Compliance, Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Jackie Paige, Member, National Housing Residents Association
Betsy Shuman-Moore, Director of the Fair Housing and Hate Crime Project, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Charles Barlow (Moderator) Lecturer in Public Policy and Geography, The University of Chicago

Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The Housing Choice Voucher program seeks to combat socioeconomic segregation by affording low-income families an opportunity to rent quality housing in the private market in higher-income neighborhoods. However, despite advancements in fair housing protections in recent years, persistent source of income discrimination leaves many voucher holders unable to secure their choice of housing.

Through the voices and perspectives of residents, enforcement agencies, advocacy organizations, and housing service providers, panelists will examine barriers to housing choice and explore mechanisms to secure fair housing opportunities in the Chicago region for Housing Choice Voucher households.

This event is organized by the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago Law School, which brings together the best housing research at the University of Chicago to engage the real estate, public policy, and financial communities. The Initiative is co-directed by Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law at the Law School, and Jeff Leslie, Clinical Professor of Law and Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative at the Law School.

May
7
Sun
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies 2017 Annual Learning Conference @ Wyndham Springfield City Centre
May 7 – May 10 all-day

Housing Action Illinois’ Director of Training & Technical Assistance David Young will be presenting at IACAA’s conference on the new HUD certification requirement for housing counselors.

This year’s theme is “Charting the Course,” and the conference tracts are:

  • ROMA Next Generation
  • Examining Poverty
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Professional Development
  • Affordable Housing Institute
  • Energy (LIHEAP, PIPP, Weatherization)

Learn more and register here!

May
19
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Wheaton) @ Dupage County Building
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and to help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register now.

May
23
Tue
The Fundamentals of Rental Housing Counseling @ Metcalfe Federal Building
May 23 @ 9:00 am – May 25 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of rental housing counseling during this comprehensive training. Register now!

May
31
Wed
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.

Jun
16
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Ford Heights) @ Ford Heights Community Service Organization
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and to help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register now.

Jul
14
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Woodstock/McHenry) @ McHenry County Building
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register here.

Aug
11
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Aurora) @ Joseph Corporation
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and to help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register here.

Sep
15
Fri
Fair Lending Workshop (Berwyn) @ Berwyn Public Library
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What is fair lending? How can you be vigilant about ending housing discrimination in your community? Housing Action Illinois is launching a series of free workshops in partnership with Associated Bank to address these questions and to help inform housing counselors, municipalities, community based organizations, and public housing authorities on fair lending practices. Register here.

Oct
26
Thu
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!