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If you are at risk of losing your housing due to circumstances beyond your control,

  • For rental assistance, how to apply to ERA/Para asistencia de renta, como solicitar por ERA: ERA Flyer
  • Please call the Homelessness Prevention Call Center on 311, and ask for Short-Term Help.
  • Information & Referral Specialists will determine which funding sources are appropriate and available for your situation to provide rent, mortgage or utility assistance. Referrals are made directly to Chicago social service agencies.

Affordable Housing

Please see the list below for a full list of affordable housing resources in Chicago.  For more information, please click here or contact the listed management companies listed below.

Affordable Rental Housing Developments

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  • If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please go or direct them to the nearest hospital or police station for assistance with shelter.
  • Call 311. You will be directed the nearest pick-up point to be taken to a shelter or ask for Short-Term Help.
  • Direct2Housing is an online tool that allows you to search for housing information on your own. You can click on each of the results to see contact information, eligibility criteria, and application process for supportive housing programs.
  • Please click here for a list of Warming/Cooling Centers in Chicago and other helpful resources.
  • For information on emergency housing resources in suburban cook county, please visit the Cook County Continuum of Care website.

Domestic Violence

  • The City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline is a 24-hour, confidential, multi-lingual helpline, with access to over 140 languages. This helpline can provide information about options and connect you to multiple services.
  • The hotline number is +1 (877) 863-6338.
  • A TTY hotline is also available at +1 (877) 863-6339.

Homeless or Runaway Youth

In addition to the options listed above, youth may also call 1-800-RUNAWAY, if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has runaway and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home, or visit the 1-800-RUNAWAY website.

The 1-800-RUNAWAY 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It’s anonymous, confidential and free.

1-800-RUNAWAY can also provide resources if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about youth homelessness or the reality of life on the streets.

Hunger Resources

If you are in need of food support, visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository website, where you can search for pantry and produce support, or mobile soup kitchens in your area.

The Illinois Benefits Application website is an online system, which provides eligibility screening and registration for cash, medical and SNAP (formally Food Stamps) support.

Employment Training & Resources

We recommend reaching out to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security and also visiting these organizations that provide job training programs or click here for a list of Workforce Centers in Chicago:

Workforce Centers

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La Casa Norte Programs

For general information and to access our supportive services, please call (773) 276-4900 on Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 7 PM.

To contact the Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program for male identified youth experiencing homelessness, aged 18-21 years old, please call (773) 276-4900, extension #226 or

To contact the Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program 773-276-4900, extension #205 or

To contact the Casa Corazon Program for more information on our youth shelters and drop-in centers, please call  (773) 276-4900, extension #246 or


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