Our Work as a HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary

In 2015, our affiliate network of 10 agencies in Illinois and 2 agencies in Indiana ranged in size from small neighborhood agencies to much larger ones serving multiple communities.

In 2015, our affiliate network of 10 agencies in Illinois and 2 agencies in Indiana ranged in size from small neighborhood agencies to much larger ones serving multiple communities.

As a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary, we facilitate the distribution of HUD Housing Counseling Funds to a strong network of nonprofit agencies in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. By providing infrastructural and administrative support, we help agencies become more efficient and provide more comprehensive housing counseling services to their communities. We also aid them when it comes to managing funding, compiling reports, training staff, and staying abreast of new funding opportunities.

Our partner agencies offer an impressive array of housing programs and services. They provide financial management and budget counseling, mortgage delinquency and default counseling, pre-purchase education, one-on-one homeownership counseling, rental information, fair housing guidance, rehabilitation programs, reverse mortgage counseling, homeless prevention support, predatory lending education, and foreclosure prevention options.

Resources for Intermediary Affiliate Organizations

We’ve created tutorials to help you navigate your quarterly reports.

Illinois State University Stevenson Fellows

Housing Action Illinois is excited to welcome our newest fellow from the Stevenson Center at Illinois State University, Andrew Kuka. From July 2016 until June 2017, Andrew will assist us in managing the Intermediary and our client management system work. Andrew, who hails from New Jersey, is pursuing his master’s in Sociology. He spent two years serving in AmeriCorps, including a term of service was with Rebuilding Together in Bergen County, NJ, where he supervised and directly aided in the repair of homes affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Andrew has taken over for Ryan Hebert, who was been a tremendous asset to Housing Action during his time here as a Stevenson Fellow. Ryan is now doing a professional fellowship with Challenge Detroit.