Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois.

AmeriCorps Network

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.

Capacity Building

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.

Policy Advocacy

We mobilize advocate for policies that help end homelessness, create affordable rental housing, and promote sustainable homeownership. Together, our voice is stronger.

Latest Updates


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Statewide Emergency Rental Assistance

Federally funded programs are distributing assistance throughout Illinois to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2022 Policy Agenda

Learn about our legislative priorities for the 2022 Illinois General Assembly session, as well as local and federal level work—measures that we believe will help families and communities across Illinois to thrive.

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2020 Annual Report: resILience

We came together during a hard year to meet urgent needs, pass critical housing legislation, and continue on our path to better, more stable, more just housing opportunities for everyone.

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Cook county Tax Sale Eviction Map

Racial Disparities and Cook County Tax Sale Evictions

Among 11 zip codes with the most of tax sale evictions, 73% of people identified as Black. By contrast, among the 44 zip codes with zero tax sale evictions, 82% of people identified as white.

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Upcoming Trainings & Events

We help housing nonprofit staff get updates, build skills and knowledge, and network. Our trainings are designed to help you better serve your community. We also host networking opportunities and an annual conference.

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COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness

Find updates on mortgage and rental assistance programs, evictions, and foreclosures, as well as guidance for homeless service providers and housing organizations.

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