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.
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
Lift the burden from the middle class.Make the millionaires pay their share. Low-income households now pay almost double what the wealthiest pay in taxes as a share of their income! That’s wrong—and it doesn’t raise enough revenue, pushing up property taxes and...
Trump Administration & Congress Must Go Back to Negotiating TableWe are extremely disappointed and troubled that President Trump and Congressional leaders have not come to a decision on a COVID-19 relief package. Legislators must pass a comprehensive relief bill with...
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,...