Public Education & Organizing

Our members make us powerful.

We build awareness and activate change by sharing information and real-life stories with policymakers, nonprofit service providers, and the media. We keep our members and allies informed about the latest developments in housing policy, organize issue-specific working groups, meet with legislators, take the pulse of communities during our outreach caravan, and host an annual Housing Matters Conference where advocates and practitioners share their knowledge and expertise.

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Our Priority Issues

Housing Action Illinois works to educate and organize 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. Our primary issues include:

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Annual Conference

During our annual conference, we build the expertise, experience, and capacity to make our communities better.

Caravan

Caravan

We visit with members, host regional gatherings, and take the pulse of housing issues in rural, suburban, and urban Illinois.

Publications

Housing Action Illinois publishes research and analysis on issues related to affordable housing, as well as educational materials.

Latest News

Federally Funded Emergency Rental Assistance Programs for 2021

Federally Funded Emergency Rental Assistance Programs for 2021

Learn about other COVID-19 resources related to housing and homelessness » Visit IllinoisRentalAssistance.org to connect to a service provider who can help people apply for rent assistance and EvictionHelpIllinois.org for free legal assistance. Some Illinois counties...

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New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

Housing Action Illinois is excited to bring together two of our programs—supporting housing counseling agencies and managing a network of AmeriCorps VISTA Members—for a new initiative: the Housing Counseling Corps. We plan to launch this initiative in the fall of...

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