Policy Advocacy

Many voices are stronger than one. By mobilizing our members and allies to advocate for our collective public policy agenda, Housing Action Illinois amplifies the influence of community-based organizations working to end homelessness, create affordable rental housing, and promote sustainable homeownership. On our own and through coalition work with partners, we have been able to secure a multitude of policy victories in Springfield and Washington D.C. that benefit renters and homeowners.

Public Education and Organizing

We build awareness by sharing information and personal stories with policymakers, elected officials, nonprofit service providers, and the media. In addition to keeping our members informed about the latest developments in housing policy, we organize issue-specific working groups, meetings with legislators, and an annual Housing Matters! conference where advocates and practitioners share their knowledge and experience.

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Join our action network to stay informed and urge your elected officials to support renters and homeowners.

Get the Facts

Arm yourself with data on rental housing affordability, homelessness, foreclosures, and more.

Learn More

Dig into our publications, which share research and analysis on issues related to affordable housing.

Latest Policy and Organizing News

2018 Illinois General Assembly Session Wrap-Up

Legislative Victories and Budget Progress Point the Way Forward The General Assembly completed this year’s session on May 31. Housing Action is glad to say that our legislative successes included three bills we advocated for being sent to Governor Rauner for his...