Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
Housing Action Illinois has shifted our policy advocacy focus to call for policies and resources to meet the needs of Illinoisans facing homelessness and housing instability during the COVID-19 public health crisis. We are calling on state and federal legislators to take action so that we can all stay home when we need to.
Housing Action is compiling vital resources to help those working in homelessness and affordable housing address the COVID-19 virus. Visit our hub to locate guidance for homeless service providers, housing counseling agencies, housing providers and managers, and others. You will also find information about the court system, including evictions and foreclosures, and how to access mortgage and utility assistance.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to end poverty. VISTA Members can serve through a wide variety of roles, and projects through Housing Action’s VISTA Network focus on expanding and improving the availability of good, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois. Serve your community and gain valuable professional experience at a non-profit organization as a full year VISTA Member or as a VISTA Summer Associate.
Housing counselors at 39 Illinois agencies have passed the HUD certification exam so far. Is your agency on the list? If you still need to take the test, we can help you prepare. Housing Action’s Wanda Collins will be hosting another session of our online study group in July. Wanda will help teach you vital test information, quiz you on what you’ve learned, and answer your most pressing questions about the exam.