On behalf of Governor Pat Quinn, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) are proud to co-host the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing  to be held Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd at the Hyatt Regency, located at 150 Upper Wacker Drive in Chicago.

Through our combined efforts, we look forward to an engaging conference with participation from some of our State’s greatest minds in affordable housing, including developers, non-profit organizations, community development corporations and other partners. This conference will provide an opportunity for the affordable housing community to share experiences, discuss challenges, and explore solutions to reinvigorate the housing market and rebuild the economy.

On-line registration will be available through Friday, April 18th.  On-site registration will also be available.  Follow the link at the top of the page to register.




Hyatt Regency

151 E Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601


There is lodging available at the Hyatt Regency Chicago at a discounted rate* of $159/night for conference attendees!

To make your reservation, please follow this link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IllinoisHousingCouncil

Reservations may be made, modified or canceled  on-line at the above link. You can also make reservations by calling Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, and refer to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of Stay, and the “Illinois Housing Council Room Block.”

*Reservations at the discounted conference rate must be received on or before Monday, April 14th, 2014. Please call Central Reservations (above) to inquire about availability.

Transportation and Parking


The Hyatt Regency has a parking garage at 151 E. Wacker. Enter the lot at the East Tower on Lower Wacker.

Discount hotel parking is available at $35/car/day. Vouchers will be available at registration on-site. Public transportation is recommended.


Public Transit directions:

“L” stops: State/Lake serviced by the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines, Lake serviced by the Red line, and Clark/Lake serviced by the Blue Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines.

Bus stops: Wacker and Stetson serviced by the 6, 134, 135, and 136

Metra stop: Randolph Street Metra

L Train: From the O’Hare Airport (train pick-up below baggage claim area – follow signs to C.T.A.).Take “L-Train” to Clark/Lake stop (approx. 7 blocks from hotel). Walk East on Lake to Stetson St, turn left Stetson St and walk 1 block to the hotel. Note: This method is not recommended if guest has more than 1 bag, as there are numerous escalators and turn-styles. Guest can take a cab or walk from Clark/Lake stop. From Midway Airport:Take the Orange Line to the State and Lake Street stop. Walk 1 block north to Wacker. Take a right on Wacker and the hotel is approximately 3 blocks.

Driving directions: 

From O’Hare International Airport:
Take Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) East to Ohio St exit. Proceed on Ohio to State St and turn right. Turn left at Wacker Drive. Our downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel will be down approximately 2 blocks on the right.

From Midway Airport:
Take Cicero Ave North to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) North. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) West. Exit at Washington St and proceed East to Michigan Ave. Turn left. Proceed North to Wacker Drive. Turn right. Our downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel is one block on right