Capacity Building

We can do more and do it better.

By providing training, consulting, and resources, we help housing organizations better serve communities throughout Illinois. Our experts facilitate workshops, share best practices, and provide one-on-one coaching to nonprofits so they can serve more families and help our communities thrive.

We also advocate for the resources these nonprofits need to most effectively fulfill their missions.

Upcoming Trainings

In addition to our annual conference and one-on-one guidance, we regularly host in-person trainings, workshops, and webinars for for housing counselors, homeless service providers, and other nonprofit housing professionals. Join us to build your skills and knowledge.

For Housing Counselors

We support housing counseling agencies with training and one-on-one support and advocate for the resources they need. As a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary, we also facilitate the distribution of HUD funds to a network of subgrantee agencies in the Midwest.

Community Revitalization Challenge

We connect community-based organizations with financial institutions to design and launch projects that expand access to affordable housing and promote economic development opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents throughout Illinois.

For Housing Developers

We continually advocate for government investment in the resources needed to develop affordable housing. We also help developers network and learn from each other, and act a resource for nonprofit  developers to call on when they encounter challenges.

Latest Happenings

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam FAQ

In December 2016, HUD issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program that requires that all individuals who provide housing counseling in connection with a HUD program must take and pass a HUD-administered certification exam. HUD Certification Exam Online...