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.
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:
Tell Illinois’ Members of Congress: Build Back Better by Funding Affordable Housing as Infrastructure
We haven’t been this close to major investments in affordable housing in a generation. The Senate and House are entering what may be final negotiations on the Build Back Better Act, an infrastructure and economic recovery package. As members of Congress in Illinois...
Key Points Encourages owners of multifamily rental housing to make improvements and repairs to their property while keeping rents at an affordable level to residents in the community. In higher cost markets, new construction rental buildings with 7+ units will be...
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...