HOMELESS SHELTERS

Illinois Valley PADS

1120 Canal Street

Ottawa, IL 61350

PH: 815/433-1292

Twin City PADS

111 E. 29th Street

Sterling, IL 61081

PH: 815/626-2210

Dixon PADS Shelter

805 W. 1st Street

Dixon, IL 61021

PH: 815/288-6818

Illinois Valley PADS

1320 Menards Drive

Peru, IL 61354

PH: 815/224-3047

Yeshua's Grace Ministries

507 W 3rd Street

Sterling, IL 61081

PH: 815/622-8463

                           





DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS

Freedom House

HOTLINE: 1-800-474-6031

Hope of Rochelle

  HOTLINE: 815/562-8890

YWCA of the Sauk Valley

HOTLINE: 815/626-7277

HOTLINE: 815/288-1011

SAFE JOURNEYS/ADV & SAS

HOTLINE: 1-800-892-3375





EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) - RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM
Funding through Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to assist homeless individuals and families to gain or maintain housing.

  • 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.



HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM

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


  • Income under 200% poverty (unless literally homeless)
  • Have an eviction, past due or foreclosure statement
  • Proven financial crisis within the last 60 days
  • 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



EMERGENCY VOUCHER SHELTER PROGRAM

Funding provided through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to assist individuals with voucher shelter in an emergency situation to prevent homelessness.


  • Income under 200% poverty
  • 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.



PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM
Funding provided through HUD to serve chronically homeless and disabled individuals. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent return to homelessness. The ultimate goal of the program is to help those chronically homeless find permanent housing without needing support.


  • Must be disabled and chronically homeless.
  • Must agree to work with a case manager on an ongoing basis.

How to apply for assistance

Contact your local Outreach Office. You will need to bring documented proof of homelessness, income, financial crisis and social security numbers for everyone in the family. Additional information may be requested based on your individual circumstances.

Homeless programs

HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Bureau County

444 S. Church

Princeton, IL 61356

PH: 815/879-8106

Carroll County

525 3rd Street

Savanna, IL 61074

PH: 815/273-7081

LaSalle County

526 E. Norris Drive

Ottawa, IL 61350

PH: 815/434-0380

LaSalle County

2222 Tonti Street

LaSalle, IL 61301

PH: 815/223-0041

Lee County
1000 Washington
Dixon, IL 61021
PH: 815/284-2759

Ogle County
1101 Pines Road
Oregon, IL 61061
PH: 815/732-1301

Whiteside County
401 W. 18th Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
PH: 815/625-0581






 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois

TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL

Community Action Agency