Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
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.
Housing Action AmeriCorps Member positions are now open! Whether you are interested in joining the AmeriCorps VISTA program for a summer or an entire year, we have service options at housing nonprofits all across the state of Illinois. Join us to serve your community and fight poverty.
The State of Illinois and local governments are finalizing programs to provide emergency assistance to renters and rental property owners using funds from the December 2020 federal COVID-19 relief package. A total of $834.7 million in assistance will be available throughout Illinois. Multiple programs are now open, and others will open soon.
During March 2021, in a historic victory for low-income and communities of color in Illinois, Governor Pritzker signed the Illinois Community Revitalization Act (IL CRA) into law. With this legislation, Illinois joins Massachusetts to become the second state with an oversight system to ensure residents are equitably served by the mortgage lending market.
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.
Housing Action is compiling resources to help those working in homelessness and affordable housing address the COVID-19 virus. 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 and managers.