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
In March, Congress passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion direct spending bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which provided $12 billion in housing and community development resources. To date, Illinois communities have been allocated $258 million for three HUD...
Housing Action Illinois joined with a group of 39 allies, including community organizations and state officials, to urge federal banking regulators to use the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as a tool to address structural racism embedded in the financial system. In...
State Budget Includes $396 Million in Rent & Mortgage Assistance Last Wednesday, Illinois legislators headed to Springfield for a brief, whirlwind General Assembly session that drew to an end early in the morning on May 24. They spent the handful of days together...