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We mobilize our members and allies to advocate for policies that help end homelessness, create affordable rental housing, promote sustainable homeownership, and affirmatively further fair housing. We work to increase federal, state, and local investments in proven housing programs, as well as to develop new and innovative policy solutions. On our own and through coalition work, we have been able to secure a multitude of policy victories in Springfield and Washington, D.C., that benefit renters and homeowners.
Tell Congress: Rent is Due—We Need Emergency Rental Assistance Now
Congress must address urgent housing needs so that we can all stay home when we need to. The next COVID-19 relief bill must provide for low-income renters and people experiencing housing instability. Download our policy recommendations one pager here for more information.
Explore the Issues
Housing Action Illinois works to advocate and mobilize around a broad range of issues aligned with our core mission of creating an Illinois where everyone has a good, affordable place to call home. Some of our primary issues are explored at the links below.
Latest Policy and Organizing News
Renters must earn more than $20 per hour to afford rent, federal relief needed to prevent wave of evictions and homelessness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020CONTACT: Kristin Ginger, Manager of Communications & Development, Housing Action Illinois,...
The House of Representatives will vote next week—as soon as Monday, June 29—on critically needed emergency housing resources and protections. These provisions will help keep renters in their homes and address the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness....
In March, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion direct spending bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which provided $12 billion in housing and community development resources. To date, Illinois communities have been allocated $258 million for three HUD...