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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

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 Power of Networked Nonprofits: People & Places 2017

It’s spring, and here at Housing Action Illinois, we believe it’s a good time to welcome opportunities for growth. Since this season is all about change, we’d like to share how being a part of national networks changes Housing Action for the better, and how it helps...

Beyond VISTA: What Are Other AmeriCorps Programs Like?

Back to main blog page » During my final semester of college, AmeriCorps NCCC seemed like an attractive alternative to entering the corporate job market. NCCC offers the ability to travel the U.S. working and living with people age 18-24 on a multitude of different...

Preparing for Your VISTA Interview

Back to main blog page » Interviewing for an AmeriCorps VISTA position is a lot like interviewing for any other job, so doing some general interview prep beforehand makes sense, but there are also some additional things it's a good idea to think through before...

From VISTA to Full-Time Staff Member: Rachel Contos

Back to main blog page » When I started college in 2011, I had a vision of myself becoming a theology professor—but rather than going in the direction of teaching, I decided I wanted to work more directly in the community and wasn't sure where to start. To prepare for...

Communications & Development VISTA

Our AmeriCorps VISTA will help us communicate with our members, policymakers, and funders by developing print and digital materials, as well as aid us in building our capacity and influence by cultivating supporters, expanding our outreach, and diversifying our...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions for 2017 – 2018

We're currently recruiting for nearly 30 positions in Housing Action Illinois' AmeriCorps VISTA network. These are one-year volunteer positions that last from from the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018. Interested in 10-week summer positions? Head over here. These...

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Program

The Housing Action Illinois VISTA Network is currently recruiting for 34 VISTA Summer Associate positions throughout the state of Illinois. These 10-week summer positions start in June and end in August. Interested in full-year positions? Head over here. These VISTA...

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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...

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 State legislation to create consumer protections for seniors for considering a reverse mortgage, Senate Bill 1440, was...