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Rental Assistance

Chicago Rental Assistance

Hanover Township

7431 Astor Ave
Hanover Park, IL 60133
(630) 540-9085

Services

Hanover Township provides services to individuals, families, couples, and seniors. **General Assistance provides a small cash grant to eligible persons *The Food Pantry provides food to residents once every 15 days, and also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread See website **The Emergency Assistance Program can provide financial assistance to eligible persons in cases of eviction and gas, electric, and/or water cut off notices **The Holiday Sponsor a Family program enables donors to provide gifts for specific families ** See Related Resources under Details tab for services for youth, families and Seniors in Hanover Township. **Services are available in Spanish.**Hanover Township encompasses the Cook County sections of Elgin, Bartlett, and Hanover Park, most of Streamwood, and unincorporated sections of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. **Community resources can be found on the website under Resources.

Eligibility

Must be a resident of Hanover Township. For General Assistance grant, the client cannot be eligible for any other state or federal assistance with the exception of medical assistance benefits.

Documents

Call for an appointment. For Food pantry, come in during hours --need a photo ID and a gas or electric bill to verify residency at intake.

Hours

Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Food Pantry: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Tuesday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Wednesday thru Friday, 9:00 am-11:30 am Saturday. Closed on Monday.

North Township Trustee's

2107 Broadway St
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 398-2435

Services

May be able to assist persons living in North Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in North Township of Lake County (East Chicago addresses only)* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CT
Closing information:Closed federal holidays

Salvation Army

8225 Columbia Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 838-0380

Services

Provides emergency assistance to eligible persons and families in need for rent, mortgage, and utility payments. Clients may apply for assistance once a year per household, as funds are available. Limited service area.

Eligibility

* Living in the cities of Hammond, Munster, Griffith, Highland, Saint John, Dyer,and Schererville in Lake County* Low-income/financial need (determined by assessment)* Not received assistance from this program in the past 12 months

Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-noon and 1pm-4pm CT

Faith Community Homes

302 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 342-0846

Services

Faith Community Homes reaches out to low income, employed families with children to assist them in securing attainable rental housing.  Mentoring and referrals are provided as they move toward financial stability and independence.   Individuals grow personally and become responsible, contributing members of the community. Further, they educate Church and civic organizations about the lack of affordable housing, and advocate for affordable housing issues with local government bodies.  

      Faith Community Homes provides supportive housing services to employed low- income families with children who are at risk of becoming homeless.   They help these families resolve their housing challenges by providing up to two years of mentoring and support which focuses on budgeting, planning for the future, and problem solving, with the goal of their becoming financially stable and independent.        The families they accept must have school age children, as they are also concerned about children being at risk for homelessness or in unstable living situations. The parents are expected to maintain employment.   Most importantly, the family must agree to meet with mentors weekly to review their budgeting, establish both long and short-term goals, and to work on other problems that may arise.   The long-term goals families set are most often centered on finding ways to improve their employability, often through further education.         The Program / Case Manager position provides for the training and supervision of volunteer mentors for each family; the process of interviewing, screening and selection of families applying for service; finding available housing options for families; the facilitation of the quarterly reviews of each family with their mentors throughout their time in the program; assistance with problem solving in case of emergencies and difficult situations that arise; and the coordination of volunteers who assist in many aspects of the program.        People wanting to mentor a family are usually known to one of their Faith Community Homes Board or Committee Members, sign a release for a background check, provide references, and complete an orientation and training program before being assigned to a family.   Mentors are supervised regularly by their Program Coordinator / Case Manager.         Some financial assistance is offered to the families.   Initially, this consists of help with a portion of their rent.   Families provide 30% of their income toward rent; they assist with the remainder. As their financial situation improves, they pay a larger portion of the rent, working towards paying their full rent by the time they complete the program.   Financial assistance for tuition or books may be provided to parents deciding to return to school in order to develop skills for a higher paying job.   They may also assist, when needed, with auto repairs or in finding a donated vehicle.   Help towards the fees for child-care, school supplies, and other expenses related to children, is also provided as needed.    At times they assist with some medical expenses and other unexpected financial demands.   In some instances, the financial help is in the form of a no interest loan.       The Program / Case Manager ensures that all of these activities take place for each family.   Every family is continually monitored for progress in reaching goals; options, possible solutions and recommendations for addressing problems are presented and discussed with the family.   The Manager and the Mentors do not act as “parents”, but rather as consultants and guides who provide encouragement and support.   While Faith Community Homes has a strong faith based support and origin, they do not require any faith orientation of the families they serve, nor do they discuss faith issues with them.         The success of their program is demonstrated by the families who have “graduated” and are now living independently without fear of losing their home and with the confidence that they can meet the challenges they encounter.    Families are able to navigate society constructively.               They have recently initiated a Phase 2 program as a safety net to prevent “relapses” for families who are struggling with specific problems at the end of their two year program.   These problems may include outstanding significant debts, unfinished education programs, sudden illness or even unexpected loss of employment.   In their Phase 2 program, families continue with mentoring, but they are responsible for all their financial obligations.   They currently have one family in this program.        

Calumet Township Trustee's Office

610 Connecticut St
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 880-4000

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Calumet Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Calumet Township of Lake County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Mon-Thurs 8am-noon and 1pm-4pm CT

DuPage County Government Campus

421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 407-6500

Services

DuPage Social Service Association (DSSA) is a not-for-profit affiliated with DuPage County's Human Services Division The mission is to serve residents who are low income, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those temporarily in need of financial assistance All funds go to direct assistance, and can help pay for a prescription, medical equipment, lab fees/medical bills, housing assistance and utility bills Clients receiving DSSA funds are those who often fall through the cracks in qualifying for other services and programs The funds also help expedite assistance to those in emergency situations Assistance in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).

Eligibility

Open to residents of DuPage County who qualify for assistance. Call for more information.

Documents

Call for information.

Hours

8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary

Boncosky Rd
Dundee Township, IL 60118
(847) 428-8092

Services

Dundee Township provides General Assistance for eligible residents, is responsible for maintaining township road district highways, bridges, and assessing all property within the township including the unincorporated areas Limited emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for residents facing a utility turning off or eviction may be available to eligible township residents once every 18 months The Township also provides the registration and scheduling for the Ride In Kane transportation program for senior and disabled residents. **The Township operates and maintains two cemeteries and an 860 acre open space program The township includes West and East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Gilberts and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Algonquin.

Eligibility

Dundee Township Residents only. Emergency funds for utility disconnections require a 5-day cut off notice; Emergency assistance for rent requires an eviction notice.

Documents

Call for an appointment. Documentation required for any financial assistance.

Hours

Office: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Fox Mill Community Center

3N550 Vachel Lindsey St
St. Charles, IL 60175
(847) 697-2380

Services

The Community Crisis Center (CCC) provides comprehensive emergency services to individuals and families dealing with economic problems due to job loss, foreclosure, medical emergency or other increases in financial responsibilities leading to crisis. The program provides case management, personal and financial counseling, and emergency food Rent assistance, utility assistance and transportation help is also provided when funds are available. **Emergency shelter and case management for women and their children dealing with homelessness are also available.

Eligibility

Economic crisis help available to men and women and families facing homelessness or other financial crises

Documents

Call the Hotline to discuss your needs or to make an appointment.

Hours

Hotline: 24 hours 7 days per week; Office: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Community Housing Advocacy & Development (CHAD)

531 Roosevelt Rd #200
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 456-4452

Services

To provide and advocate for quality, affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families.

Their Sliding Scale program provides 35 households with rent assistance. Their Just Homes program has helped 29 families be able to afford homes.

St. John Township Community Center

1515 Lincoln Hwy
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 865-2705

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Saint John Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Saint John Township of Lake County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm CT
Closing information:Closed on federal holidays and election days.

Hidden Lake Park

6355 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-2111

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Ross Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Ross Township of Lake County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Mon-Fri 8am-noon and 1pm-4pm CT

Barrington Township

602 S Hough St
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-5632

Services

Barrington Township Office administers General Assistance Programs to township residents which provide ongoing financial and medical assistance to qualifying persons for as long as their need exists. An application can sometimes be expedited if an emergency exists. The Township also offers Emergency Assistance, a separate program providing one time per year assistance to qualifying residents of the Township. Transient Assistance may be available. Food pantry also available to Township residents once per month. Barrington Township includes parts of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Inverness, Hoffman Estates and South Barrington. Rental and utility monies once in a 12 month period.

Eligibility

To qualify for General Assistance, one must not be eligible for any other state or federal assistance program except Medicaid. The applicant is required to be a resident of Barrington Township. Also, there are numerous qualifications involving assets, income, and household composition.

Documents

Call for an appointment for General Assistance. For Food Pantry, call before visiting to be sure someone is there.

Hours

Office hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; Food Pantry hours: 9:00 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Monday- phone first.

The Salvation Army Aurora Corps Community Center

437 E Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 897-7265

Services

The Salvation Army in Aurora offers a variety of services to the community at their main location The General Assistance Program provides case management, resource connections and referrals for emergencies, and help with rental assistance and utilities through the NIGas Sharing and LIHEAP Programs. Additional services include -- Clothing vouchers for work purposes. Food Pantry open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am-12:00 pm Disaster Services responds to victims of fire, flood and/or tornado in Aurora by providing emergency food, water, cleaning supplies, clothing, housing referral and vouchers, counseling and casework They also will operate an emergency disaster canteen and a mobile feeding unit. The Second Horizon Center provides social, recreation, education, information and health services, plus a monthly dinner and program for older adults Service area includes parts of DuPage and Will Counties in addition to all of Kane and Kendall Counties. Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Call to verify eligibility for a particular program service. Appointments and forms are required.

Documents

Call for information and to set an appointment.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm; Food Pantry: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday

Aurora Quad County Urban League

1685 N Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 851-2203

Services

Quad County Urban League helps secure equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons and people of color, including African Americans, women and persons with disabilities. Quad County Urban League advocates for and establishes programs that facilitate the social and economic growth of disadvantaged people in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties in Illinois. For youth, services include a variety of programs to help youth develop skills for employment and academic success. For adults, services include emergency housing assistance, help with discrimination complaints, and employment and career development services. Classes available include G.E.D. and Computer classes.**Quad County Urban League provides federal Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRRP) funds to prevent low income individuals and families from becoming homeless and to help those who are homeless to be quickly returned to stable housing.

Eligibility

Open to all who would benefit, particularly African American, women and those with disabilities. Youth Employment Services are for 14-21 year old low income out-of-school youth who live in Kane County. (summer program )

Documents

Call for information on requirements for the different programs and status of HPRRP
program.

Hours

8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Thursday; 8:30 am-4:30 pm Friday

Hesed House

659 S River St
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-2156

Services

Hesed House, Inc., is a center for ministries providing services to poor and homeless persons. Hesed House provides opportunities to rebuild lives The Aurora Soup Kitchen, Inc., provides hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays to poor and homeless individuals and families Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc., (PADS) is a multi-program organization providing various housing and other services to homeless individuals and families, including emergency shelter and a transitional housing program, counseling and employment assistance ** Spanish is spoken ** The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc. which provides weekly grocery assistance to individuals and families in need, is located at Hesed House.

Eligibility

Shelter for anyone facing homelessness. Soup kitchen open to anyone needing food. Transitional Living Community will take referrals from other area service providers. If individuals qualify after an interview and screening process, they are put on a waiting list until space opens up.

Documents

Individuals and families can show up for shelter and soup kitchen. Sign in required. Applications required only for Transitional Living Program.

Hours

Shelter: 7:00 pm-7:00 am daily; Day Program 9:00 am-3:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday & 11:00 am-4:00 pm Sat & Sun; Soup Kitchen 11:00 am-12:45 pm Monday & Friday.

Senior Services Associates Inc

900 N Lake St # 1
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 553-5777

Services

When funds are available, one-time financial assistance is available for emergency situations for medications, housing, food, utilities, etc.

Eligibility

Age 60 or older.

Salvation Army Citadel Corps

316 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-2304

Services

The Salvation Army in Elgin provides financial assistance for utilities and rent when funding is available. Emergency food assistance is available M-F, but main food pantry distribution is held every Friday. Clothing referrals may be given two times a year or once every six months. Client needs a voucher, picture ID, and proof of address. Other programs include the state-wide Nicor Sharing Program for gas utility assistance and a Latino literacy program. A satellite office is located in Carpentersville - see additional listing. Services in English and Spanish.

Eligibility

Residents of Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, East and West Dundee, and Hampshire. Must provide photo ID proof of Kane County Residency or Elgin-Cook County Residency.

Documents

The client must provide a photo identification card and proof of address.

Hours

Emergency Food Pantry: 9 am-3:30 pm Monday-Thursday; Client's Choice Food Pantry 10:00 am-12:00 pm Friday; Clothing services: 9 am-11 am and 1 pm- 3:30 pm.

Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center

899 Jay St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-8329

Services

The Hanover Township's Elgin Office provides Cook County Elgin residents with easy access to township programs and services *The Welfare Department is on site on Mondays to provide access to local, state and federal welfare programs, including LIHEAP. *On Tuesdays a community health nurse provides health screenings and events. *Tuesday and Wednesday evenings Youth and Family Services provides a therapist to see families *Tuesday evening there is tutoring for children *On Wednesday, senior services staff help with social service needs In addition, Senior activities are offered throughout the week *On Fridays the Assessor is in and anyone can walk in to talk about their tax assessment * Food is available on an emergency basis only during the week for Cook County Elgin residents For specific information on all services and to make appointments, please call the departments directly - see Contacts tab for all numbers Also available: voter registration and notary public Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Cook County Elgin residents.

Documents

Call each main department to make an appointment directly to make an appointment at the Elgin office with Welfare, Senior, Youth and Family and Community Health Departments. Assessor available for walk ins.

Hours

Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Tuesdays: Youth and Family Services counseling: 4:30 pm-9:00 pm; Tutoring 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Elgin Twp Supervisor

729 S McLean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-2045

Services

Elgin Township provides General Assistance for those who are ineligible for any other state or federal funding program Eligibility is based on financial need and township residency. They also provide Emergency Assistance for rent to prevent eviction and disconnection of utilities. They provide life sustaining prescriptions such as for diabetes, blood pressure, and heart medications (no assistance for pain or psychotropic prescriptions). They refer for social assistance and provide Voter registration and early voting for Kane County residents Household battery recycling is available as are Notary Public services They also are a member of TRIAD, a community partnership to enhance safety and services to seniors.

Eligibility

Must be an Elgin Township resident. Emergency Assistance: A person must demonstrate the ability to pay their next month's rent when seeking rent assistance. A disconnect status must exist to receive utility assistance (gas, electric, water). Income guidelines apply. General Assistance: Must be a single adult with little or no income.

Documents

Must pick up application and be scheduled for an interview at the office.

Hours

8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago - Lake County Services

671 S Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 782-4000

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Adoption; Elder Abuse; Senior Abuse; Senior Citizen Abuse; Emergency Assistance; Electricity Shut Off; Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; E.F.S.P. (Emergency Food and Shelter Program); Gas Shut Off; Housing - Emergency; Housing - Financial Assistance; Housing - Permanent; Information and Referral - Office Hours; Prescription/Medicine Assistance; Transportation - General Assistance; Housing - Emergency; Utilities Assistance; Homeless; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry; Abuse, Elder; Question/questions; Water Shut Off; Prescriptions

Jackson Twp Trustee

318 E 1050 N
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-8270

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Jackson Township of Porter County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Jackson Township of Porter County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

By appointment only

Pine Twp Trustee

12 E Dunes Hwy
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
(219) 874-6531

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Pine Township of Porter County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Pine Township of Porter County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Vary; voicemail available

Geneva Twp General Assistance

400 Wheeler Dr
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-3607

Services

Geneva Township General and Emergency Assistance is available for those who do not qualify for state assistance programs. This agency will pay vendor costs, rent, utilities, food, and some medical costs, as well as provide vouchers Emergency assistance can be provided once every year.

Eligibility

Based on family or individual qualifications. Must be a Geneva Township resident.

Documents

Please call to schedule an appointment or to obtain an application.

Hours

8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Holy Cross Catholic Church

2300 Main St
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-4750

Services

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Cross Conference provides home visits for urgent assistance and prayer They also provide short-term assistance involving basic necessities and resource help with budgeting Cash is not provided, but the Society can pay bills if warranted, and can provide vouchers or certificates for gas and household furniture as well as certificates for Aldi's for items not available at food pantries or through the LINKS (food stamp) program.

Eligibility

Evidence of need and being open to home visit. Must reside in the area between Route 38 on the north, Interstate 88 on the south, with DuPage County line to the east and approximately 4 miles west of Randall.
(Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora )

Documents

Call for an appointment only. Application is filled out at time of home visit.

Hours

Leave a message anytime on phone extension # 307. You will get a call back within 24 hours and a home visits will be scheduled.

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps & Joe K. Anderson Community Center

1710 S 7th Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-2769

Services

Tri-City Salvation Army provides an array of services to the residents of Batavia, Campton Hills, Geneva, St.Charles, and Wayne These include: **Social Services - assistance with food, rent, and utilities Prescription assistance and a food pantry are additional services **Tri-County Golden Diners lunches are served Monday-Friday ** After School program for children in grades K- 5, including a summer day camp **Adult pick-up sports - basketball and dodgeball **Health and education programs including exercise and fitness, health screenings, computer classes, and recreation. **Youth enrichment and character building programs, like scouting.**This location is also houses a WIC program of the Well Child Center, LIHEAP, and Food Stamp (SNAP) applications. **Services in English and Spanish.

Eligibility

Residents of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Campton Hills and Wayne. **For assistance services: proof of residency and persons residing in household, and evidence of a problem or need. Proof of address, social security cards or birth certificates for all family members, proof of income for all 18 and older. For housing and utility help, applicants need an eviction notice, and an actual eviction or shut off notice for utility assistance.

Documents

For social services, please contact Jennie New. For Community Center activities and after school program, please contact Carol Hedgren or register on-line. For Health and Education services, please contact Cathy Winters.

Hours

Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; Golden Diners lunches 11:15 am; Hours for other programs vary - see website or call for information.

Hanover Township Trustee

13330 Parrish Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-7443

Services

May be able to assist persons living in Hanover Township of Lake County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Hanover Township of Lake County* With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm; Fri 9am-noon CT

St Peter & Paul Catholic Church

410 N 1st St
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 516-2636

Services

After receiving a phone call from a person in need, 2 members will make a home visit and provide emergency assistance, i.e. rent, utilities, medicine, etc. Calls will be returned within a few days after voicemail is left.

Eligibility

No eligibility requirements.

Hours

No set operation hours; leave message on answering machine.

Zion Township

1015 27th St
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-2811

Eligibility

Zion Resident
65 years old for Half Price Taxi Fare, Senior Handyman Program, Thanksgiving Baskets
62 years old for Farmer's Market Coupons
60 years old for: Meals on Wheels Program, Reduced Rate Meal Card
55 years old for: Prescription Credit,
Any age for: Senior Resource Day, Dial-A-Ride, Anytime, Anywhere 911 Emergency Cell Phone

Documents

Brief intake completed for seniors to be eligible for our programs.

Hours

M, T, Th., F. - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
W - 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. daily

Saint Vincent dePaul

111 S Hubbard St
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 628-5161

Services

After receiving a phone call from a person in need, 2 members will make a home visit and provide emergency assistance, i.e. rent, utilities, medicine, etc. Calls will be returned within a few days after voicemail is left.

Eligibility

No eligibility requirements.

Hours

No set operation hours; leave message on answering machine.

Michigan Twp Trustee

2601 E Michigan Blvd
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 874-5201

Services

May be able to assist persons in need living in Michigan Township of La Porte County who are experiencing an unexpected crisis with basic needs, such as:

Eligibility

* Living in Michigan Township of La Porte County * With financial need based on assessment* Able to provide documentation of income and expenses for all household members

Hours

Office: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 8:30am-3:30pm CT
Application Accepted: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 9am-noon CT