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Housing Action in the Media


Putting People First, CAN TV, 9/22/17

‘Everything’s in Danger’: Illinois Approaches 3rd Year Without Budget, The New York Times, 6/30/17

Minimum Wage Workers Struggle to Pay Rent in Illinois, Illinois Public Media, 6/30/17

Study Finds Rent Unaffordable For Low Income Workers, NPR Illinois, 6/20/17

Affordable housing is an upward climb for minimum wage workers, Speaking Chicago, 6/14/17

Why renters are falling behind, Daily Journal, 6/9/17

Report: For Minimum Wage Workers, Affordable Housing ‘Out of Reach’, WTTW Chicago Tonight, 6/8/17

Advocates: Low-income housing rehabilitation programs provide more than short-term help, Southern Illinoisan, 6/1/17

Community groups come together to take action against homelessness, Columbia Chronicle, 3/27/17

Housing groups warn some ‘could end up losing their homes’ if vouchers cut, Chicago Tribune, 3/24/17

Taking Action to End Homelessness, CAN TV, 3/24/17

Affordable Housing, ABC 7 Newsviews, 3/19/17

Report: Impoverished Households Face ‘Critical’ Rental Shortage, WTTW Chicago Tonight, 3/6/17

Illinois’ Poorest Households Face Severe Shortage of Available, Affordable Housing, Reboot Illinois, 3/3/17

What’s at stake for Chicago and Illinois under President Trump, Chicago Reporter, 1/20/17

Facing Budget Impasse and Ben Carson, Housing Advocates Press On, Chicago Magazine, 1/11/17

Day center services’ pros, cons debated in Springfield, State Journal Register, 12/10/16

Homeless Groups to Counter-Program Rauner on Facebook, Capitol Fax, 12/1/16

Make Room Campaign, StreetWise, 11/8/16

Focus on Tomorrow with Housing Action Illinois, CAN TV, 6/14/16

Wage gap puts housing out of reach for many Illinois residents, Kendall County Chronicle, 6/10/16

Affordable housing out of reach for many in Illinois, Chicago Citizen, 6/7/16

New U.S. report shows hurdles for low income renters to find affordable housing, Chicago Examiner, 6/6/16

Renting a Chicago apartment becoming less affordable, study says, Chicago Tribune, 5/25/16

Illinois Renters Must Earn Nearly $20 An Hour To Afford A Modest Two-Bedroom Apartment, Report Finds, Progress Illinois, 5/25/16

New Report by Chicago Urban League Highlights Housing Segregation, Chicago Examiner, 4/21/16

Judge Orders Compensation For Elderly Black Victims Of Reverse Mortgage Scam, Chicago Reporter, 01/28/16

ISU Grad Student Helps Others Find Affordable Housing, ISU News, 01/25/16




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The seasons are changing almost as fast as our VISTA network! We're excited to welcome 26 new VISTAs as they start a year of service increasing the capacity of our member organizations to educate the public and community stakeholders on housing issues and...

VISTA to VISTA: Navigating Your Service Year with Abby & Cameron

Back to main blog page »   VISTA to VISTA is a recurring feature where our VISTAs interview each other about their perspectives, experiences, and challenges. Abby Ratner and Cameron Kritikos have the unique experience of serving together as AmeriCorps...

9/11: A Day of Service and Remembrance

Back to main blog page » Since September 11, 2001, millions of Americans have come together with a common purpose to honor 9/11 and commemorate the tragedy through a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Each year, AmeriCorps VISTA members support this...

A Passion to End Homelessness

Back to main blog page » Republished from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless blog. Veronica Cullinan-Burnison is an AmeriCorps VISTA Organizer for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). I am no stranger to the issues that many of the people we work...

VISTA Spotlight: Sonia at Hesed House

Back to main blog page » When Sonia started her Summer Associate position with Hesed House, donated clothing was jumbled all together, making it difficult to quickly accommodate the needs of children and families. This summer, she tackled the disorganized...

A Summer with Hesed House

Back to main blog page » This August, we headed to Aurora to visit Hesed House, a comprehensive homeless resource center where five VISTA Summer Associates have spent the last couple of months working on a wide variety of projects. They’ve been running a...

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Back to main blog page » The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is a good way to summarize the many adventures I’ve had at Housing Action Illinois. I moved to Chicago for the polluted air and loud streets, never one to miss out on the city life,...

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What the Stopgap Budget Means for Housing and Homeless Services

Illinois' stopgap budget is a respite, but isn't enough. The Illinois General Assembly and Governor have passed a temporary "stopgap" budget for the just completed fiscal year (FY 2016) and the first six months of the just started fiscal year (FY 2017). This is a...