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.
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:
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.
Cook County Board unanimously passes historic Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance, extending renter protections to 245,000 suburban households
For Immediate Release: January 28, 2021 Contact: Kristin Ginger, Communications Manager, Housing Action Illinois, email@example.com or 312-854-3333 SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the Residential Tenant...
Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance will make rental landscape fairer for suburban renters For Immediate Release: January 25, 2021Contact: Kristin Ginger, Communications Manager, Housing Action Illinois, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-854-3333 CHICAGO –...
The Illinois General Assembly convened in Springfield for a lame duck session from January 8–13. Most of the legislative activity focused on the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus' agenda, which was focused on dismantling systemic racism. Among the many important parts...