Training and Consulting

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. We also advocate for the resources these nonprofits need to most effectively fulfill their missions.

We want to make sure that agencies throughout Illinois can keep up with changing trends, new technology, and complicated regulations.

For Housing Counselors

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.

Housing Counseling Intermediary

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.

For Housing Developers

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.

Latest Happenings

Program Coordinator

Job Summary: The Program Coordinator is one of a team of staff members tasked with implementing Housing Action’s capacity building services. Specific activities include: providing direct programmatic assistance to members, partners, and technical...

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam FAQ

Last December, HUD issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program that requires that all individuals who provide housing counseling in connection with a HUD program must take and pass a HUD-administered certification exam. When will the exam be available?...

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...