Housing Matters Conference

Save the Date:
October 20–21, 2022

We plan to return to an in-person gathering for our 2022 Housing Matters Conference, which will take place on October 20–21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois.

Check back in early July for registration.

Call for Presenters

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for workshops! The deadline for submitting a proposal (May 13, 2022) has now passed.

Celebrating 35 Years

This year, we will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary at the conference. We look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces as we toast to our accomplishments and renew our commitment to build a better future.

As we reflect on how far we’ve come together, we also want to thank the housing champions who make a difference every day, whether by conducting intake at homeless shelters, counseling first-time homeowners, urging legislators to take action, sharing personal stories to shed light on critical issues, or doing other work in our field. Submit someone for acknowledgement at the conference (deadline September 30, 2022).

About Housing Matters

Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together more than 250 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 our in-person 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.


We have a limited number of rooms available at the DoubleTree by Hilton (10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL) for the discounted block rate of $117 plus taxes. Make your reservation by calling 309-664-6446 and mentioning our conference or by booking your room online with this link »

    Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

    Interested in sponsoring the 2022 Housing Matters Conference? Learn about opportunities for sponsorship »

    Platinum Sponsor

    JPMorgan Chase logo

    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsors

    Cinnaire logo with tagline "advancing communities"
    Old National Bank
    Cinnaire logo with tagline "advancing communities"
    FHLBank Logo

    Bronze Sponsor

    Partner Sponsors

    Cinnaire logo with tagline "advancing communities"
    FHLBank Logo
    Self-Help Federal Credit Union
    Wintrust Chicago's Bank

    Friend Sponsors

    Keystone Supporters

    Community Partners for Affordable Housing

    Springfield Housing Authority

    Statewide Independent Living Council