Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.
We match full-year and summer AmeriCorps members with community-based organizations across IL. Our network includes a variety of positions, all aimed at helping our communities thrive.
We help housing counseling agencies and developers build their capacity and expand their resources. We are a HUD-approved Intermediary. Together, our impact is greater.
Education & Organizing
We build awareness, activate change, and shift narratives by sharing information and real-life stories with policymakers, nonprofit service providers, and the media.
We mobilize advocate for policies that help end homelessness, create affordable rental housing, and promote sustainable homeownership. Together, our voice is stronger.
Recruiting for AmeriCorps Members
We place full-year and summer AmeriCorps Members with organizations around the state to help organizations do more and do it better.
Applauding IL's Historic Investment to End Homelessness
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes
There are only 34 available and affordable homes per 100 low-income renter households in Illinois.
Upcoming Trainings & Events
We build the capacity of housing nonprofits through trainings, with a specific focus on supporting housing counselors. We also host an annual conference and an annual benefit.
HUD Awards Nearly $1.6 Million to Housing Action
Housing Action will distribute subgrants to 35 housing counseling agencies and facilitate national trainings for housing counselors.