Housing Action Illinois is passionate about helping housing counseling agencies and housing developers build their capacity, become more efficient, and develop their skills. We share our extensive experience and knowledge through a wide range of workshops, one-on-one support, direct technical assistance, and working groups on key topics. You can find our training schedule for 2018 here. We want to make sure that agencies throughout Illinois can keep up with changing trends, new technology, and complicated regulations. We also advocate for the resources these nonprofits need to most effectively fulfill their missions.
We support housing counseling agencies with training and one-on-one support, advocate for the resources they need, convene discussion groups, and facilitate the Illinois Housing Counseling Coalition.
As a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary, we facilitate the distribution of HUD Housing Counseling Funds to a strong network of 26 nonprofit agencies throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
We help developers network and learn from each other during discussions and trainings, and we act as a resource for nonprofit housing developers to call on when they encounter challenges.
Housing Action Illinois has come a long way since we hired our first full-time staff member in 1988—a single employee who shared our offices with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing. Today, we have 14 full-time staff members, and we’ve grown so...
1. Housing Action Illinois turned 30! We celebrated thirty years of leading the movement for affordable homes in Illinois—and renewed our resolve to continue working until everyone in our state has a stable, healthy, affordable place to call home. 2. We...
Housing Action Illinois Awarded $820,030 in Housing Counseling Funds: 26 Agencies to Receive Sub-Grants
HUD has awarded $820,030 to Housing Action Illinois to distribute resources to local organizations whose housing programs and services prevent foreclosures and help families rent or buy safe, affordable homes. This year’s network of 26 housing counseling...