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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Recruiting for AmeriCorps Members

We place full-year and summer AmeriCorps Members with organizations around the state to help organizations do more and do it better.

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Applauding IL's Historic Investment to End Homelessness

Governor JB Pritzker’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal invests $350 million in state and federal funding to prevent and end homelessness.

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The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

There are only 34 available and affordable homes per 100 low-income renter households in Illinois.

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Upcoming Trainings & Events

We build the capacity of housing nonprofits through trainings, with a specific focus on supporting housing counselors. We also host an annual conference and an annual benefit.

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HUD Awards Nearly $1.6 Million to Housing Action

Housing Action will distribute subgrants to 35 housing counseling agencies and facilitate national trainings for housing counselors.

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2023 Policy Agenda

Learn about our priorities for the 2023 Illinois General Assembly session, as well as local level work—measures we believe will help families and communities in Illinois thrive.

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