Statewide Plans And Reports

On June 10, 2020 Governor JB Pritzker signed the 2021 Budget Appropriations Bill. Passed by the Illinois General Assembly on May 24, the bill allocated over $300,000,000 of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) for the specific purpose of providing housing assistance to residents of Illinois who found themselves without the means to pay their rent or mortgage due to impacts incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resulting Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) and Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) programs disbursed more than $324,000,000 in past due rent and mortgage payments helping keep over 56,000 households safe and sheltered at home during the pandemic.

The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program as well as the national Housing Trust Fund. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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.

2021 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan (ACHP)

2020 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

2020 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan (ACHP)

2020 ACHP – Supplemental Materials Guide

2019 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

2019 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan

2018 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

2018 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan

2017 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan

2017 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

2016 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

2015 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan – Annual Progress Report

For previous years’ reports, please contact Benjamin Fenton at

The Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act (AHPAA) was signed into law in 2003 to encourage local governments to incorporate affordable housing into their communities. IHDA was named the State-administering agency in the law, and provides tools and updates to aid non-exempt communities in compliance.Communities in Illinois that are found to be non-exempt from the law are required to adopt an Affordable Housing Plan within 18 months from the date of notification of its non-exempt status, and submit a copy of their plan to IHDA within 60 days after its adoption. According to the statute (as amended by P.A. 98-0287), the exemption determination process must be completed by IHDA at least once every five years. Recent changes to the statute allow for more frequent publication of the list with improved availability of appropriate U.S. Census Bureau data.

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The Housing Task Force will at times convene working groups with statewide experts on a specific topic. The result of these working groups is often a report on the group’s findings, observation or recommendations.

The Illinois Housing Task Force, having last released a Supportive Housing Working Group report in 2008, decided to re-establish the Working Group to produce a new report that reflects the environment in 2016. As such, this report defines Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), provides information on current inventory and unmet need, compares PSH versus institutional costs, identifies potential resources to create PSH, and proposes production goals as well as strategies to improve PSH.