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.
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 & Organizing News
Learn about other COVID-19 resources related to housing and homelessness » Statewide rental assistance is being distributed. Initial rounds of assistance from IHDA closed on June 14 & July 18.We expect another round of assistance to open in fall 2021. Visit...
Illinois renters must earn more than $20 per hour to afford rent, and while pandemic relief funding will help, federal infrastructure investment is critical Chicago — In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in Illinois, renters working full-time need to...
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,...