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


Landmark State Legislation Will Create Affordable Housing Incentives

On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly passed major omnibus legislation to increase the supply of affordable housing across the state. The bill awaits Governor Pritzker’s signature.

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Statewide Emergency Rental Assistance is Here

Federally funded programs are opening throughout Illinois to assist 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.

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Illinois COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act Creates Critical Protections for Renters & Homeowners

On May 17, Governor Pritzker signed the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act into law, creating a strong set of protections for Illinoisans struggling to pay their rent or mortgages because of the pandemic.

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New Cook County Renter Rights & Protections Take Effect on June 1

The RTLO creates the kind of basic floors for landlord conduct that have existed for more than 30 years in Chicago, Evanston, and Mount Prospect.

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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, housing counseling agencies, and housing providers.

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