Housing Action Illinois works with our members and allies throughout the state to develop and implement a public policy agenda that increases and preserves the supply of affordable housing. We also educate elected officials and policy makers about the housing issues that impact their constituents.
Housing Action Illinois' mission is to increase and preserve the supply of
decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois
for low-and moderate-income households.
Housing Action Illinois shares our collective experience and knowledge with non-profit housing developers and housing counseling agencies by providing a wide range of training and direct technical assistance to address pressing needs of these organizations. We also facilitate working groups on key topics and advocate for the resources these nonprofits
need to most effectively fulfill their missions.
Housing Action Illinois organizes community-based nonprofits working on affordable housing issues to have a collective voice, sharing their experience and ideas to actively influence state and federal housing policy. We organize issue-specific working groups, meetings with legislators, and an annual conference creating a forum for our members to share their knowledge and experience to inform public policy.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of Housing Action Illinois’ 2013 Annual Conference, held November 5 and 6 in Bloomington, by participating as an attendee and/or a speaker. We’ve just posted selected materials from the workshops and plenary sessions that you can access by clicking this link.
Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition formed to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing throughout Illinois. Together we empower communities to thrive through three programs: Organizing, Policy Advocacy, and Training and Technical Assistance.
Our members include housing counseling agencies, homeless service providers, developers of affordable housing and policymakers. These organizations serve low- and moderate-income households, helping to provide a place to call home, thereby strengthening the community at large.
At Housing Action Illinois our supporters, participants and members agree that a stronger Illinois begins at home.
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