Policy Advocacy

Many voices are stronger than one.

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.

Our Priorities

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.

Read our January 2021 Illinois General Assembly Lame Duck Session wrap up »

See our 2020 policy agenda »

See our 2020 legislative session wrap up »

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Dig into our publications, which share research and analysis on issues related to affordable housing.

Latest Policy & Organizing News

2021 General Assembly Wrap-Up

2021 General Assembly Wrap-Up

During the recent Illinois General Assembly session, we celebrated a number of key wins for affordable housing and homelessness. A new understanding of housing as healthcare and willingness to invest in access to stable, affordable homes brought together many allies,...

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