Save the Date: October 4 – 8

After last year’s success, Housing Action is holding our annual Housing Matters conference virtually again—and rejoining partners to bring it as part of a national forum!

We’re collaborating with peer associations from around the country to host plenary sessions with top national speakers and collaborative sessions, while still bringing Illinois-specific workshops on local topics with our state’s experts and decision makers. The forum will kick off with collaborative national content, followed by Illinois-focused programming, and all participants will be able to join workshops from other state partners.

Mark your calendar for October 4–8 and stay tuned for more information.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors


Interested in supporting the conference? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and contact Kristin Ginger with inquiries.


About the Housing Matters! Conference

Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together more than 200 housing professionals who care about expanding and protecting affordable housing and ending homelessness in Illinois. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better. During the conference, we typically offer workshops in four different tracks:

  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Ending Homelessness
  • Housing Counseling
  • Affordable Housing Development

We also bring participants together for opening and closing sessions, our annual membership meeting, and an evening networking reception.

Although we had originally planned to meet up again in person in Bloomington in 2020, concern for everyone’s health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic led us to shift plans. We brought our conference virtually in partnership with a national forum.