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:
Today is Census Day No joke: April 1 is Census Day, and it's observed nationwide. By today, every home should have receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. When you respond to the census, you tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020....
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...
Housing Advocacy Groups Call On Governor Pritzker to Urge Banks to Prevent Foreclosures Due to COVID-19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020 CONTACT: A.M. Triche, NHS Marketing & Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-619-7771 Kristin Ginger, Manager of Communications & Development, Housing Action Illinois, email@example.com or 312-854-3333...