On behalf of Governor Pat Quinn, we are proud to announce the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing will be held Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd at the Hyatt Regency, located at 150 Upper Wacker Drive in Chicago.
Again this year, the conference will be co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the Illinois Housing Council (IHC).
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.
Registration is now open! Sponsorship and IHC Sustaining Member opportunities are available! Follow the links at the top of the page to register.
Please check back soon – more conference details will be added as they are available.
Transportation and Parking
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
Train: 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.
The Hyatt Regency has a parking garage at 151 E. Wacker. Enter the lot at the East Tower on Lower Wacker.
0 – 3 hours – $35.00
3 – 6 hours – $45.00
6 – 24 hours – $59.00
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 referring to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of Stay, and the “Illinois Housing Council Room Block.”
Reservations must be received on or before the cut-off date, Monday, March 31st, 2014.
2014 Illinois Affordable Housing Champion Awards
Nominate Your Choice for the 2014 Illinois Affordable Housing Champion Awards!
The Illinois Affordable Housing Champion Awards highlight outstanding and replicable affordable housing developments, programs and initiatives that support the objectives of the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan and serve low-income families, seniors, people with disabilities, homeless persons and those at risk of homelessness, low and moderate income persons unable to afford housing near work or transportation, and low-income persons whose homes are in danger of becoming unaffordable. The awards will be presented at the annual Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on Tuesday, April 22.
Nominations are also being accepted for housing counselor of the year and housing counseling agency of the year to recognize those who have worked to ensure Illinois’ families, veterans, and persons with disabilities have access to affordable housing opportunities.