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Recognition for Going Green in Bloomington

Back to main blog page » In November of 2016, Mid Central Community Action, Inc. (MCCA) was nominated for a McLean County Chamber of Commerce Green Excellence award. When we heard of the nomination, we were all very excited and honored. We have been working very hard...

Building Change in Rockford: ZION Development

Back to main blog page » BREAKING IT DOWN: THE ACRONYMS AND THE MISSION ZION Development Corporation (ZDC) is a community development corporation (CDC) of Rockford Illinois that was founded as an offshoot of the Zion Lutheran Church’s (ZLC) outreach programs in 1982....

VISTA to VISTA: Ed and Alfreda on Expectations and Broadening Horizons

Back to main blog page »   VISTA to VISTA is a recurring feature where our VISTAs interview each other about their perspectives, experiences, and challenges. Alfreda Baran (Mercy Housing Lakefront) and Ed Luna (Center for Changing Lives) got together on January...

Housing Action VISTA Leader

Since 2010, Housing Action Illinois has been a project sponsor for the Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project (IAHSP), an AmeriCorps VISTA network. The goal of IAHSP is to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Illinois that fight poverty by...

February VISTA Happenings

Back to main blog page » Events, deadlines, holidays, and other important dates for the VISTA...

Why We Volunteer on MLK Day

Back to main blog page » Every year, thousands of Americans volunteer on January 16th as a sign of respect and admiration for the work and dedication of Dr. King’s philanthropy and activism, which inspired a nation to demand change. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only...

Welcome!

Back to main blog page » Welcome to Housing Action Illinois’ new VISTA blog! For about a year, Housing Action Illlinois’ VISTA program has been distributing a monthly newsletter, the VISTA Insider. It’s been a helpful way for current VISTA members to engage and learn...

Press Releases

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...

Reverse Mortgage Consumer Protections Signed Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2015 CONTACT: Bob Palmer, Policy Director, Housing Action Illinois, 312-282-3959 (cell) or bob@housingactionil.org State legislation to create consumer protections for seniors for considering a reverse mortgage, Senate Bill 1440, was...