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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....

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...

Housing Counseling Program Final Rule Summary

On December 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program. The most significant of these changes is the requirement that all individuals that provide housing counseling in connection with a HUD...

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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...