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Champaign County and Vermilion rent assistance.

There are several non-profit organizations, churches, and charities that offer rental assistance to income qualified residents of Vermilion as well as Champaign County. Any type of support will depend on available funding levels, so it is limited. Other housing programs range from referrals to grant programs from a local town for back rent, help in paying deposits to transitional housing for the homeless or people facing imminent eviction.

In addition to any direct financial aid, legal support can also be arranged. Some non-profit firms in the Champaign area will provide free counseling in an effort to stop an eviction. Many of the applicants to these programs benefit from a combination of these resources. So there may be funds to pay a portion of rent or say an energy bill and case managers will also work with the client to find other long term solutions to the housing crisis as well.

Local community action agency - Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Address is 1776 E. Washington Street
Urbana, IL 61802
Telephone - 217-819-4117
Funds for rent, heating bills, and other housing solutions will be offered from this poverty fighting organization. They also have housing programs focused on senior citizens. Homeless prevention programs, grants or loans for security deposits from rehousing and other support is given.

Champaign Township Municipal office is located on 3900 Kearns Drive. All applicants will need to have an eviction notice in order to apply for a loan. The money available can be used for a portion of rent to keep the family in their home. The number is (217) 352-9433.

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, Inc.
Address is 56 N. Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61834
(217) 443-2705
This non-profit supports both counties. Government grants that are part of CSBG can be used to pay rental costs or other housing expenses for low income families in a crisis. Case management and referrals to public aid is also available.




Love INC of Vermilion County
533 S. Bowman Avenue
Danville, Illinois 61832
Leave a message at (217) 442-5683 for referrals.

Newell Township
19 E. Liberty Lane
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 446-1321
Residents of the town can only apply for financial aid (for energy bills, rent, or food) once per year.

Or another government agency is the Grant Township at 525 S. Market Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942-5221. Call (217) 283-5221.

Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union
44 E. Main Street, Room 208, Lincoln Building
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 352-6220
Legal aid is arranged as well as advice on housing disputes. Lawyers can offer rental assistance by way of a payment plan, mediate disputes, and more.

Crosspoint at the Y
Address: 201 N. Hazel Street
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 446-1217
They offer shelter and transitional housing to women only, including single moms from Campaign or Vermilion.

Salvation Army of Champaign County and the Red Shield Center
2212 N. Market Street
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 373-7832
The regional faith based charity. Based on donation levels, there can be funds for security deposits, back rent, and more. They also have an on site winter shelter. More on Salvation Army housing assistance in Champaign County.





Champaign County Legal Self-Help Center
Courthouse, 101 E Main St
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-3725
The non-profit provides free legal aid, access to lawyers, and other support. They can help with rent matters, eviction defense, applications to benefits such as section 8 HUD housing and other civil legal matters.

Restoration Urban Ministries
1213 Parkland Court
Champaign, Illinois 61821
Telephone - (217) 355-2662
For applicants that agree to case management, they can use the transitional housing site.

Housing Authority of Champaign County
Main address is 205 W Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 378-7100
Section 8 vouchers as a form of rent subsidy are offered along with mortgage counseling and information on public housing/apartments.


By Jon McNamara

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