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

2022 Policy Agenda

2022 Policy Agenda

Each year, Housing Action Illinois works on a broad range of issues aligned with our core mission of creating an Illinois where everyone has a good, affordable place to call home. Below are some of our priorities for the 2022 Illinois General Assembly session, as well...

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Speak Up for a Strong IL CRA

Speak Up for a Strong IL CRA

Make sure the Illinois Community Reinvestment Act means real financial inclusion.   The Illinois Community Reinvestment Act (IL CRA), passed in early 2021, gives us an opportunity to increase access to credit and capital in Illinois communities. The IL CRA will...

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Growing Hope in 2021

Growing Hope in 2021

Growing Hope in 2021Although 2021 was another challenging year, we are proud of the achievements of our communities, members, and allies in our ongoing work to end homelessness and expand affordable housing. We invite you to celebrate these accomplishments and the...

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