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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Annual Conference

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

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.

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:

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HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam FAQ

In December 2016, HUD issued a Final Rule for the Housing Counseling program that requires that all individuals who provide housing counseling in connection with a HUD program must take and pass a HUD-administered certification exam. HUD Certification Exam Online...