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.
2020 General Assembly Wrap-Up
During a brief, whirlwind General Assembly session, Illinois legislators passed a final FY21 state budget that includes $396 million in COVID-19-related rent and mortgage assistance.
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
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...
Congressional leaders just unveiled their next coronavirus relief package, which does not include resources to address urgent housing needs. The CARES Act provided some necessary funding for individuals and families facing housing instability, but much more is...
Federal Coronavirus Response Package Includes Funding for Homelessness & Housing After long days of advocacy and negotiation, Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement on a $2 trillion direct spending bill to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate...