Mission, Values, & Vision
We are working to create an Illinois where everyone has a good, stable home.
For 35 years, our statewide coalition has led the movement to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing in Illinois.
We bring together 160+ member organizations, united in our vision of expanding affordable housing and ending homelessness. Our members include housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing, and policymakers.
Our work has led to tens of thousands of new homes being built, hundreds of thousands of people going from housing insecurity or homelessness to having stable homes, and millions of renters gaining better protections. Working with our members and allies, we’ve created access and housing opportunities in every community throughout Illinois.
Today, we work to protect these accomplishments and build upon them.
We empower communities to thrive through three programs:
To increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois for low-and moderate-income households.
Housing is a human right. We believe in a society that promotes basic human needs such as decent and safe housing for all of its members. Public policy and government spending should ensure that the basic housing needs of all people are met.
To create an environment where all Illinois residents, including people with the lowest incomes, have a voice in housing policy and community development. We seek to bring together community stakeholders such as residents, businesses, and government to work together to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing across the state.