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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Momentum: 2022 in Review

In 2022, while celebrating our 35th anniversary and reflecting on past accomplishments, we made critical progress on ending homelessness and expanding affordable housing for all.

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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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Recruiting for AmeriCorps Host Sites

We place full-year and summer AmeriCorps Members with organizations around the state to help their organizations do more and do it better. Apply by Jan. 27 to host an AmeriCorps Member in 2023.

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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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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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Momentum: 35 Years of Housing Action

Over 35 years, we’ve accomplished a great deal, including significant policy wins, capacity building initiatives, public outreach, peer conferences, and research. Join us in celebrating voices, perspectives, and memories from a few of the people who helped make a difference.

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