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.

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.

See our 2020 policy agenda »

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Join our action network to stay informed and urge your elected officials to support renters and homeowners.

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

Latest Policy and Organizing News

Housing Action Illinois Supports a Fair Tax

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...