Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

Policy Advocacy

We unite our members and allies to advance an equitable housing public policy agenda in Springfield and D.C. Together, our voice is stronger.

Education & Organizing

We build awareness and activate change by sharing information and real-life stories with policymakers, nonprofit service providers, and the media.

Capacity Building

We help housing counseling agencies and housing developers build their capacity and expand their resources. Together, our impact is greater.

VISTA Network

We manage and coordinate a network of capacity-building AmeriCorps VISTAs placed with organizations across the state, all working to fight poverty.

Tell Illinois Legislators: We Need Emergency Eviction Protections

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.

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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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2020 Silver Linings  

2020 has been a difficult year. As we work to meet these challenges and build a better future for everyone, we are taking a moment to reflect and honor the resilience of individuals and communities throughout Illinois. We are inspired by the ways in which Illinoisans have come together to meet urgent needs, and we are grateful to our members and partners for your hard work in the midst of constant change and uncertainty. We want to share the bright spots that have carried us through the past 12 months, and we invite you to join us in finding silver linings from 2020. 

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COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness

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 »