invites you to their 2005 Convention

Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
November 14 and 15
Springfield, IL

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Opening Rally
A lot of great things have happened at Housing Action Illinois over the past year, from adoption of our new name, to taking Employer Assisted Housing statewide, to successful passage of the Rental Housing Support Program. At the rally, we’ll celebrate these and other accomplishments and provide an opportunity for you to share the good news from your community.

We have expanded the number of workshops offered this year to twenty sessions across five tracks: Homeownership Counseling, Affordable Housing Development and Management, Being a Housing Leader, Issues for Service Providers, and Issues for Executive Directors. Workshops are being offered on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, so make sure to plan to stay over on Monday night.

Keynote Speaker
Bill Faith is Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. In 2003, Mr. Faith’s leadership resulted in the success of a decade long effort to secure a dedicated funding source of $50 million annually for the Ohio Trust Fund, a trust created to support affordable housing opportunities, expand housing services, and improve housing conditions. In the aftermath of the campaign, Affordable Housing Finance magazine profiled Mr. Faith as a Housing Hero and the Cleveland Plain Dealer named him Ohioan of the Year. He is board chairman of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

The focus will be on identifying how you can participate in our work during the next year to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing across the state. This session is important because we are only as strong as our members and allies make us.

Each year Golden Trowel Awards are presented to individuals and community-based groups that have worked towards achieving housing justice in Illinois in the areas of community organizing and/or real estate development.

Download a registration brochure in PDF format:

Please contact Bob Palmer:
Housing Action Illinois
11 E. Adams #1501
Chicago, IL 60603
312-939-6074 x. 4 (phone)
312-939-6822 (fax)
312-282-3959 (cell)

Hotel Reservations
Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations. Call the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Renaissance Springfield Hotel) at 1-866-788-1860 or 1-217-544-8800 for reservations. Room rates for reservations made by October 25 are $70 for singles and $85 for doubles (+tax). Mention Housing Action Illinois to get the special rate. Rooms are available for 11/13 and 11/14.