Homeless and Homeless Prevention

Our Homeless Prevention Services Offer:

Homeless and Homeless Prevention Services

HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Program

HUD Rapid Rehousing Program

HUD Domestic Violence Joint TH-RRH Program 

DHS Emergency Solutions Grant

DHS Emergency Transitional Housing Program

DHS Supportive Housing Program

DHS Homeless Prevention Program

Rental Housing Support Program

HUD programs are only available in the following counties:
Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, and Jasper

For more information on any of the programs listed above, please feel free to contact your local outreach office.

Eligibility Criteria

HUD Permanent Housing and DHS Supportive Housing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources) and have a disabling condition. Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, on the street, coming from an emergency shelter, or fleeing domestic violence. Services available include, but are not limited to, rental assistance up to the HUD Fair Market Rent allowance, case management, transportation, etc. Program guidelines allow participants to continue in the program indefinitely, however, the Program is dependent on renewal funding, which is awarded annually. 

HUD Rapid Rehousing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance,  case management, and necessary transportation. Program term typically runs for six months.

HUD Domestic Violence Joint TH-RRH Program

Must be fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance, utility assistance, case management, and necessary transportation. Program term typically runs for six months, however, program guidelines allow participants to continue in the program for up to two years.

DHS Emergency Solutions Grant

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance, utility assistance, and case management. Program term typically runs for six months.

DHS Emergency Transitional Housing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Service may include a hotel voucher for emergency shelter, case management, and food assistance. Program term typically runs for no longer than three weeks.

DHS Homeless Prevention Program

Must have experienced a temporary economic crisis beyond household control, by giving evidence of at least one of the following conditions:

    Loss of employment

    Medical disability or emergency

    Loss or delay of some form of public benefit

    Natural disaster

    Substantial change in the household composition

    Victimization by criminal activity

    Illegal action by a landlord

    Displacement by a government

Services may include three months of rental assistance, two months of rent assistance, utility assistance, and assistance with rental deposits.

Rental Housing Support Program

Income-based rental subsidy. Services may include monthly rental subsidy paid directly to landlord. Program term runs indefinitely, yearly certifications to verify income level are mandatory.

Homeless Case Manager Counties and Contact Information

Sandy Deters – Housing Coordinator 217-923-3113 Ext 229 Work cell 217-276-1728

Lyn Carlen
Senior Case Manger 217-921-5505 Ext 274 cell 217-208-9175

Courtney Arnold
Cumberland and Edgar County Case Manager 217-921-5505 Ext 276 cell 217-549-1152

Alexa Hartigan
Jasper Clark and Edgar County Case Manger 217-921-5505 Ext 225 cell 217-549-6184

Alexa Nunez
Coles County Case Manger 217-961-0831 Ext 405 cell 217-549-1081

Honey Arnold
Coles and Douglas Case Manager 217-961-0831 Ext 602 cell 217-549-2463

Greg Ridenhour
Coles County Case Manager 217-500-3120 Ext 585 cell 217-549-4122

Romana Rodriquez
Crawford, Lawrence, Richland 618-395-5505 Ext 264 cell 217-508-8070