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.

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs Open in Illinois

The State of Illinois and local governments are finalizing programs to provide emergency assistance to renters and rental property owners using funds from the December 2020 federal COVID-19 relief package. A total of $834.7 million in assistance will be available throughout Illinois. Multiple programs are now open, and others will open soon.

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New Illinois Community Reinvestment Law Takes Aim at Lending Disparities

During March 2021, in a historic victory for low-income and communities of color in Illinois, Governor Pritzker signed the Illinois Community Revitalization Act (IL CRA) into law. With this legislation, Illinois joins Massachusetts to become the second state with an oversight system to ensure residents are equitably served by the mortgage lending market.

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Upcoming Trainings & Events

Housing Action Illinois hosts events to help housing nonprofits build relationships and collaborate, and facilitates trainings for housing professionals, helping them build their skills and knowledge. Our trainings are designed to meet the unique needs of housing organizations, helping them better serve communities throughout Illinois.

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COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness

Housing Action is compiling resources to help those working in homelessness and affordable housing address the COVID-19 virus. Find updates on mortgage and rental assistance programs, evictions, and foreclosures, as well as guidance for homeless service providers, housing counseling agencies, and housing providers and managers.

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