Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
When the Illinois General Assembly next meets, our legislators will have the chance to pass protections for renters on the brink of losing their homes. Our proposed provisions will prohibit landlords from filing evictions if they accept partial rent payments from their tenants, expand opportunities to seal eviction records, and automatically seal eviction cases filed during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery period.
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.
Housing Action Illinois published our 2019 Annual Report in September 2020, amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, economic downturn, and widespread social unrest in response to systemic racism. As we face challenges both new and old, we must also reflect on the past and honor the work that has moved us forward. In 2019, we made significant strides toward our vision of an Illinois where everyone has a good place to call home.
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. View resources »