Low Income & Emergency Housing Assistance
Following are social and government agencies that provide help locating low-income or transitional housing for the financially disadvantaged.
Catholic Charities Homelessness Services
721 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
New Hope Apartments/North/Northwest Regional Program
1717 Rand Road
DesPlaines, IL 60016
Catholic Charities-New Hope Apartments provides housing with intensive case management services for homeless families with children under the age of 18. Families are housed in scattered site transitional apartments and for up to 24 months receive services which include rental assistance, household furnishings, employment assistance with training and educational referrals, child care, budgeting assistance, transportation and assistance in accessing appropriate government programs. Additionally, in North/Northwest Suburban Cook County, families can receive up to nine months of emergency housing and intensive case management services in scattered site apartments.
The Center Of Concern (for Maine Township only)
1580 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 310
Park Ridge, IL 60068
The Center of Concern’s Affordable Housing Program encompasses home sharing, homelessness prevention and homeless transitional housing help.
Chicago Coalition For the Homeless
1325 South Wabash, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60605-2507
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless offers outreach at family and adult shelters, transitional and interim housing, and single-room occupancy (SRO) facilities. Each month we visit more than 30 facilities across Chicago, talking to people about their experiences with homelessness and making plans for how we can help them make better lives for themselves.
Cook County Homeless Prevention Call Center
A new initiative to provide Cook County families with direct links to ancial assistance that includes short-term and medium term rental assistance, security/utility deposits, utility payments, moving assistance, and motel/hotel vouchers
Direct2Housing.org was created to assist case managers, housing advocates, social workers and people in the metropolitan Chicago community, to locate housing resources and housing service providers. The only housing database of its kind nationwide, Direct2Housing fosters greater communication and collaboration among housing advocates in different agencies in order to provide the most consistent, highest-quality services to clients, and creates an environment where housing advocates share resources rather than compete for them.
208 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60604
Heartland Alliance's housing team meets people with different needs or at different phases of their lives, be it coming off living on the streets, moving from public housing to mixed-income units, or owning their first home.
We have developed more than 1,600 units of affordable housing, ranging from multifamily and single-room occupancy to senior housing. Heartland Alliance currently manages more than 600 units of affordable and supportive housing for impoverished Chicagoans.
Housing Authority Of Cook County
Low Rent Public Housing Office
1710 East End Avenue
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
The Low Rent Public Housing Program provides housing for low to moderate-income families. The developments are designed to house elderly/disabled and families. The development makeup offers 2,082 total units across the Cook County area of which 1401 are senior, leaving the balance of 681 for family units.
Mercy Housing Lakefront
120 S. LaSalle, Suite 1850
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Mercy Housing Lakefront is made up of more than 1,400 homes serving more than 2,000 residents with an average annual income of $10,395. Most of Mercy Housing Lakefront’s properties are in the Chicago area.
New Foundation Center
444 W. Frontage Road
Northfield, IL 60093-3009The New Foundation Center has supported shared houses (group homes) in Glencoe, Morton Grove, Skokie, and Wilmette, as well as supported apartments for members in Evanston, Skokie, and Wilmette. About half of our housing is given to homeless people. Each home meets local zoning regulations and is inspected regularly by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure, and Certification
New Moms, Inc.
Cooperative Living Program
2825 W. McLean Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Provides permanent supportive youth-based housing program for teen moms (18-21) and their children. The facility accommodates 20 moms and up to 30 children at any one time and allows for client stays of up to 24 months.
Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter Crisis Services, Inc.
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL. 60064
PADS Crisis Services, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing emergency shelter, permanent housing, and supportive services to families with children and individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Lake County.
PADS Crisis Services also provides linkages with representative payee services, education, and employment, through strong collaboration with other community agencies, and we are considered the first point of contact for the homeless in Lake County.
Renaissance Social Services
2575 W. Lyndale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: Anna Slowek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Renaissance Social Services is a unique organization that connects needy people with housing that is safe, quality and affordable. After helping our clients attain housing we provide them with comprehensive, flexible, client focused support case management services.
Salvation Army's Evangeline Booth Lodge
800 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-4213
Website: Click here.
The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge is a haven for families and individuals suddenly homeless because of eviction, disasters such as a fire or flood, loss of utilities, domestic violence, being stranded while traveling, or other crises. The Lodge provides shelter for as many as 32 families or 120 individuals each night. The average stay is 30 days, but some stay longer, depending on the time needed to locate permanent living arrangements.
U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)
Ralph Metcalfe Fed Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
HUD maintains a detailed "Affordable Apartment Search" webpage that can be accessed here.