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Housing Action in the Media


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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Housing Action Illinois is Now a HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary

Coalition Uses Collaborative Approach in Developing Community Based Partnership Model Housing Action Illinois announced its designation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary, serving Illinois...

Extreme Affordable Housing Shortage Continues For Illinois Renters

A new report shows that while the rental housing market may be booming, extremely low-income renters in Illinois are very unlikely to find an apartment they can afford. The report, Housing Spotlight: America’s Affordable Housing Shortage, and How to End It, jointly...