Mission, Values and Vision

Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition that has been leading the movement to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing in Illinois for more than 30 years. Our 160+ member organizations include housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing and policymakers. We bring everyone together to work toward an Illinois where everyone has a stable, good home. Over the years, we’ve had many successes, and we now work to protect these accomplishments and build upon them.

We empower communities to thrive through three programs: Policy Advocacy, Public Education & Organizing, and Capacity Building.

Our Mission

To increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois for low-and moderate-income households.

Our Values

Housing is a human right. We believe in a society that promotes basic human needs such as decent and safe housing for all of its members. Public policy and government spending should ensure that the basic housing needs of all people are met.

Our Vision

To create an environment where all Illinois residents, including people with the lowest incomes, have a voice in housing policy and community development. We seek to bring together community stakeholders such as residents, businesses, and government to work together to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing across the state.