Governor’s Affordable Housing Task Force
Executive Order 2003-18 and the Comprehensive Housing Planning Act (P.A. 94-965) established the statewide comprehensive housing initiative, identifying underserved "priority populations", and calling for the appointment of a Housing Task Force to improve the planning and coordination of the state's housing resources.
IHDA's Executive Director is appointed Chair of the state's Housing Task Force and is joined by a panel of 34 representatives from state agencies and the housing community. Each year the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan identifies statewide focus activities that guide the state's activities related to affordable housing planning and development for the year. Each plan also includes an identification of funding sources for which the state has administrative control that are available for housing construction, rehabilitation, preservation, operating or rental subsidies, and supportive services.
Identified in Executive Order 2003-18 and in the Comprehensive Housing Planning Act are Illinois' six underserved priority populations. These "priority populations" are targeted in all Comprehensive Housing Planning efforts and have been incorporated into IHDA underwriting criteria and project tracking. The priority populations are as follows:
- Low-income households (with particular emphasis on households earning below 30 percent of area median income);
- Low-income seniors;
- Low-income persons with disabilities;
- Homeless persons and persons at-risk of homelessness;
- Low- and moderate- income persons unable to afford housing near work or transportation (Live Near Work); and
- Low-income persons residing in existing affordable housing that is in danger of being lost or becoming unaffordable (Preservation).
Housing Task Force Membership
The Housing Task Force is made up of mandated representation from a variety of state agencies and departments as well as appointed housing experts.
View the most up-to-date Housing Task Force Membership list.
Nominate someone for Housing Task Force membership.
Housing Task Force Schedule and Agendas
The Housing Task Force and its related committees meet on a quarterly basis through each calendar year. See Calendar of Events under this section's Info Center for meeting dates and agenda.
Per the Comprehensive Housing Planning Act, the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan is due on January 1st and covers the current calendar year and includes focus as well as funding goals. An Interim Progress Report covering 1/1 through 6/30 of each year (and plan) is submitted on September 30th of the current year. An Annual Progress Report is submitted on April 1st of the subsequent year.
2013 - Reinforcing Communities
2012 – Rebuilding Communities
2011 – Rebuilding Foundations
2010 – Reaching A Sustainable Future
2009 – Building the Economic Recovery: Affordable Housing in Illinois
Housing Task Force Working Groups
As necessary, the Housing Task Force will utilize working groups to drill down and focus on specific issues affecting affordable housing in Illinois. Recent working groups and their reports are as follows: