COVID-19 Resources Related to Housing & Homelessness
Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition that has been leading the movement to protect and expand the availability of quality, affordable housing in Illinois for more than 30 years. Housing Action will make daily updates with new resources as they become available.
Homeless Shelters Guidance
This Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance provides recommendations for homeless shelters and is intended to support response planning by homeless service providers.
IHDA COVID-19 Housing Resources Information
Illinois Housing Development Authority information for renters and homeowners.
Illinois Department of Human Services Resources
The Illinois Department of Human Services has resources to help, including Emergency and Transitional Housing and information for Homeless Youth. For Veterans, call 877-424-3838 for 24/7 access to the VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Vets.
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) contracts with local agencies and select properties around the state to provide rental assistance. The contacts on this list below can help you apply and, if eligible, place you on a wait list for an appropriately sized apartment. You must be prepared to move into a participating property in order to receive rental assistance.