Community meetings provide the opportunity to build relationships, meet other Illinois residents, and learn about the needs and hopes for housing across the state.
The Listening Tour allows IHDA and its partners to meet residents across the state and learn about their vision for the future. The information and insights shared at these community meetings provide invaluable guidance to the Housing Blueprint’s planning process, and shape the goals that we will pursue for our future housing. In 2021, IHDA and partner organizations statewide hosted 24 meetings, engaging nearly 600 individuals. These meetings, which are summarized on pages 97-108 of the 2021 Housing Blueprint
, helped to shape the goals of the plan.
As we continue to build the Housing Blueprint over the coming years, the Listening Tour’s community meetings will continue to serve as one of the most critical elements in the planning process – we hope that you will join us! Find and attend a meeting in your area using the map above or calendar below, or contact us if you are interested in hosting a meeting in your community.
In order to ensure the safety of residents in light of COVID-19, we will provide an option for virtual attendance at all of our meetings. The option for in-person attendance will vary by meeting dependent on the needs of our hosts across the state. Please contact us if you need assistance connecting to a virtual meeting by phone or video, or have any questions about an upcoming meeting in your area.