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.
2020 Census Outreach
Housing Action is joining other groups in our state to ensure that Hard-to-Count communities are included. Our focus is on Suburban Cook County, and we are working alongside many allies on a robust, non-partisan Get Out the Count initiative that focuses on racial and ethnic minority populations, renters, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income populations. Together, we can ensure that our community receives the resources it needs.
Explore the 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:
A complete, accurate census count is critical for us and our communities. What is the Census? Every 10 years, the United States counts the people in this country. We call this process the Census. Everyone counts: babies, children, teens, adults, older adults. ...
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 2020 Illinois General Assembly session, as well...
A Place to Call Home, a new story collection published jointly by Housing Action Illinois and the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA), shares the experiences of Illinoisans who have been homeless in their own words. Their lives and perspectives help shed...