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.
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 include:
Latest Policy and Organizing News
2019 General Assembly Session Wrap Up: Major New Investments, Legislative Victories for Affordable Housing
With Governor JB Pritzker taking office, this was an extremely busy and productive General Assembly session, with final action on several key items, including the fiscal year 2020 budget and the first major capital budget since 2009, not being finalized until a brief...
We did it! State legislators voted to put the fair tax amendment on the November 2020 ballot, giving every voter in Illinois the opportunity to weigh in on whether the Fair Tax is right for Illinois. We need to thank our legislators for taking this step to put...
Build UP Illinois Applauds Governor Pritzker’s Proposal to Invest in Affordable Housing in Capital Budget
Proposal is a good foundation, but more is needed For Immediate Release: May 21, 2019 For more information contact: Kristin Ginger, Communications Manager, Housing Action Illinois, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-854-3333 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Community leaders and...