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Emergency Voucher Shelter

Assists individuals with voucher shelter, in an emergency situation, to prevent homelessness using funding provided through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • Income under 200% poverty‚Äč
  • Must be literally homeless and unable to stay at a homeless shelter.
  • Must lack financial resources to obtain shelter on their own.
  • Must not have received help in the last 2 years.
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Homeless Prevention

Provides individuals and families with a one-time assistance for rent/deposit to prevent homelessness using funding provided through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • Income under 200% poverty (unless literally homeless)
  • Have an eviction, past due or foreclosure statement
  • Proven financial crisis within the last 90days
  • One-time assistance
  • Rent must be affordable no more than 50% of Net Income
  • Have not received help in the last 2 years
  • Lack financial resources to prevent homelessness without assistance
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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) – Rapid Re-housing

Provides assistance to homeless individuals and families to gain, or maintain, housing using funding provided through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • Must be literally homeless (staying in an emergency shelter, safe haven, motel/hotel, street and/or place not meant for human habitation, or fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence).
  • Rent must be under Fair Market Value
  • Must lack sufficient resources and support networks to retain housing.
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