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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Rent Is Out of Reach in Illinois

New report finds that Illinois renters must earn more than $20 per hour to afford rent on a modest, two-bedroom apartment in Illinois. While pandemic relief funding will help, federal infrastructure investment is critical.

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Introducing the Housing Counselor Corps

Through our new initiative, the Housing Counseling Corps, Housing Action will place AmeriCorps VISTA Members with agencies in need of new talent and HUD-certified housing counselors. Launching in fall 2021.

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Statewide Emergency Rental Assistance

Federally funded programs are distributing assistance throughout Illinois to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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2021 General Assembly Wrap-Up

A new understanding of housing as healthcare and willingness to invest in access to stable, affordable homes brought together many allies and legislative champions during the most recent session, and we’re celebrating key wins.

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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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