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Habitat Illinois Board joins in on recent build in Rockford this summer

Habitat Illinois Board joins in on recent build in Rockford this summer Read more

Affordable housing in thriving Naperville is elusive. This mother of twins knows all too well.

Kate Melekhova, her husband and their newborn twins rented a small one-story home north of downtown Naperville and quickly learned to appreciate the community and its amenities. She attended New Covenant Church and grew close to new friends, some who would become the twins’ godparents. Over four years, she and her sons planted firm roots in the city. Naperville was home. Read more

Volunteer Management Basics Certificate Training

Join Habitat for Humanity for Volunteer Basics Certificate Training Join in on this training opportunity to professionalize your volunteer engagement and have a chance to meet up with your fellow affiliates. Who Should Attend? Anyone involved in the management and guidance of volunteers for their Habitat operations. Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau & Putnam Counties is hosting this full-day workshop. Class size is limited, so be sure to register before classes are filled. Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Trinity Lutheran Church Office ... Read more

QLO Annual Training Requirements

As of June 30, 2018, each affiliate must have a certified Qualified Loan Originator to remain in good standing with HFHI. Illinois is a state that is listed as fully exempt from the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act) but must still provide evidence that each individual Loan Originator is qualified through state training. This QLO training session will qualify as the state training. A certificate of completion will be emailed to each attendee who completes the ... Read more

Board Member Keri Nelson will be at Habitat on the Hill

Keri Nelson, Habitat for Humanity of Illinois board member and Rockford HFH Executive Director will be representing the SSO at Habitat on the Hill in Washington D.C. this coming February.  Keri will also attend the SSO Alliance meeting there.  Habitat on the Hill, Habitat for Humanity International’s annual legislative conference, is an opportunity for Habitat homeowners, staff members, volunteers and supporters from around the country to unite in our nation’s capital as advocates for safe and affordable housing. Read more

SAFE Act Amendment Signed Into Law!

SAFE Act Amendment Signed Into Law! After an 18 month journey, Habitat For Humanity Illinois working with IDFPR and elected officials was able to gain exemption from the Mortgage Safe Act.  The Safe Act was legislation that was passed to protect homeowners from predatory lending practices.  This exemption will allow Habitat and other affordable housing non-profits to reallocate its resources towards affordable housing goals and mission that otherwise would have been spent on complying with the Safe Act. This is true blessing that will ... Read more

SAFE Act Amendment Passes the Illinois Legislature

SAFE Act amendment passes the Illinois legislature! The SAFE Act amendment (HB 5542) passed the Illinois legislature unanimously on November 14th and was sent to Governor Rauner for his signature. Here is the support letter sent by your Habitat Illinois State Support Organization to the Governor. Read more

Home is the Key Illinois Affiliate Campaign Launched

​Habitat for Humanity of Illinois (SSO) launched a media campaign this week to support it's Illinois affiliates in specific markets. The campaign with iHeart launched on Monday, April 16th and will run through May 13th (4 weeks). The 30 second audio spots​​ running for this program can be heard on the iHeartRadio app, a free music app where you can listen to live radio stations as well as build custom stations/playlists based on the artists/songs that you enjoy. In this pilot marketing ... Read more

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois in Washington, DC, to oppose proposed federal cuts that would exacerbate affordable housing crisis in Illinois

Contact: Habitat for Humanity of Illinois office@habitatillinois.org 779-324-0949 Habitat for Humanity of Illinois in Washington, DC, to oppose proposed federal cuts that would exacerbate affordable housing crisis in Illinois Habitat for Humanity of Illinois joins over 340 Habitat leaders, homeowners and volunteers in Washington, D.C., to encourage members of Congress to support affordable housing Illinois February 14, 2018-Representatives of Habitat for Humanity of Illinois are in Washington, DC, this week, warning that proposed federal cuts will worsen the affordable housing crisis facing Illinois and other ... Read more

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois Awarded $1 Million Grant from Illinois Housing Development Authority to extend Building Impact Program

Funding allows Habitat for Humanity Illinois to continue providing loans to qualifying low - and very low-income households in Central and South Central Illinois for the purposes of home acquisition, construction, and or rehabilitation. CHICAGO—Building on their successful partnership, the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) Board of Directors awarded $1 million in funding to Habitat for Humanity of Illinois (HFH Illinois) to support the organization’s Building Impact initiative. This allocation represents the largest single grant awarded to HFH Illinois for a one-year ... Read more
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