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:
How do you stay home when you're homeless? How do you practice social distancing or self-isolate when you live in close quarters with others? What if you're can't work because of the pandemic—but can't pay rent without your paycheck? People experiencing homelessness...
Today, the Census Bureau is mailing out census forms to every household in the country, and the online census form goes live. The census, required by our constitution and conducted every 10 years, is a count of every individual living in the United States. That means...
Illinois has only 36 available, affordable rental homes for every 100 extremely low-income households; the 2020 census will determine funding for federal programs that alleviate shortage FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2020 CONTACT: Kristin Ginger, Manager of...