Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

AmeriCorps Network

We match full-year and summer AmeriCorps members with community-based organizations across IL. Our network includes a variety of positions, all aimed at helping our communities thrive.

Capacity Building

We help housing counseling agencies and developers build their capacity and expand their resources. We are a HUD-approved Intermediary. Together, our impact is greater.

Education & Organizing

We build awareness, activate change, and shift narratives by sharing information and real-life stories with policymakers, nonprofit service providers, and the media.

Policy Advocacy

We mobilize advocate for policies that help end homelessness, create affordable rental housing, and promote sustainable homeownership. Together, our voice is stronger.

Latest Updates


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Upcoming Trainings & Events

We help housing nonprofit staff get updates, build skills and knowledge, and network. Our trainings are designed to help you better serve your community. We also host networking opportunities and an annual conference.

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Recruiting for AmeriCorps Positions

We’re recruiting for year-long AmeriCorps VISTA Member positions throughout Illinois. For more than 10 years, our AmeriCorps network has made a difference for communities.

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2022 General Assembly Wrap-Up

In this condensed state legislative session, which ended on April 8, Housing Action Illinois and our partners had three significant victories that further our mission.

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New Report: Shortage of Rental Homes in Illinois

In 2020, there were only 36 affordable, available rental homes per 100 extremely low-income renter households in IL. This severely affects families with lowest incomes and refugees.

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HUD Awards Nearly $1.6 Million to Housing Action

Housing Action will distribute subgrants to 35 housing counseling organizations in the Midwest and facilitate national trainings for housing counselors.

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COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness

Find updates on mortgage and rental assistance programs, evictions, and foreclosures, as well as guidance for homeless service providers and housing organizations.

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