Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
There is a wide variety of information available about the current public health emergency, but you don’t have to navigate it on your own. Housing Action has compiled 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.
Housing Action will update this resource list regularly as the situation develops.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to end poverty. VISTA Members can serve through a wide variety of roles, and projects through Housing Action’s VISTA Network focus on expanding and improving the availability of good, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois. Serve your community and gain valuable professional experience at a non-profit organization as a full year VISTA Member or as a VISTA Summer Associate.
A new report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Housing Action Illinois finds that there are only 36 available and affordable homes for low-income renters in Illinois. The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes reports on the severe shortage of affordable rental homes available to financially-vulnerable families and individuals.
Housing counselors at 27 Illinois agencies have passed the HUD certification exam so far. Is your agency on the list? If you still need to take the test, we can help you prepare. Housing Action’s Wanda Collins will be hosting another session of our online study group in February. Wanda will help teach you vital test information, quiz you on what you’ve learned, and answer your most pressing questions about the exam.