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Three Bills Signed into Law

We are pleased to share that some key pieces of legislation on Housing Action Illinois' policy agenda have been signed into law. Each of these bills is a step toward protecting renters and homeowners in Illinois. SB 2996 - Protect Children by Updating Illinois’ Lead...

Hitting the Ground Running

The newest addition to our team, Jerome Sader, wasn’t just figuring out where the coffee was and organizing pencils on his first day. “Within my first hour of working at Housing Action, I was sitting in a boardroom of housing leaders in the city, including...

Launching a Housing Counseling Program

“Information is power,” says Guadalupe Gasca. As a housing counselor at Centro Romero, the information that Lupe gives families on the northeast side of Chicago helps them find and keep good apartments and homes.  “Too many people don’t know their rights,...

Hitting the Road: 2018 Caravan

Hitting the Road: 2018 Caravan

During the week of July 9, half a dozen Housing Action Illinois staff members and several of our Board members traveled throughout Illinois to listen, talk, and connect with member organizations and communities. We logged 1,700 miles and engaged with 126 individuals...

2018 Illinois General Assembly Session Wrap-Up

Legislative Victories and Budget Progress Point the Way Forward The General Assembly completed this year’s session on May 31. Housing Action is glad to say that our legislative successes included three bills we advocated for being sent to Governor Rauner for his...