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Vermilion County and Danville rent assistance programs.

Low income and struggling tenants in Vermilion County can get emergency help for paying housing expenses, including back rent, moving costs (security deposits or storage) and more. The goal of the charities, non-profits, and government back organizations that offer rental assistance or funds to pay utilities, housing, etc. have a goal of stopping homelessness.

Priority is often given to vulnerable families in the Danville Illinois region. This includes, but is not limited to, the elderly, single mothers or fathers, the disabled, and sick. The rent assistance, or even free legal aid, is used to help them offset their income. Other forms of housing assistance may also include, but is not limited to, free landlord – tenant mediation, short term loans, homeless shelters, and even energy bill help.

Find the main locations to apply at for help below. Note funds are limited, so there is often a waiting list for any one time rent help.

Town of Danville
Location is 101 W. North Street
Danville, Illinois 61832
For information, dial 217-442-4031
Once every 18 months a town resident only can apply for rent assistance, mortgage or utility bill help, or other housing resources.

East Central Illinois Community Action
56 N. Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61832
Intake number - 217-554-9110
They oversee the regional homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program. This combines everything from ESG grants from HUD for rent or utility bills to moving cost help, security deposit assistance and more. Staff also link families to other charities, churches, loans, or non-profits for everything from job programs to credit counseling and more…in addition to rent assistance.





Danville Section 8 Program and Housing Authority
Main office is 1607 Clyman Lane
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: (217)443-0621
This PHA administer section 8 housing rent vouchers. There may be also rent subsidized homes, low income apartments, and other government grant programs.

Newell Township
Address is 19 E. Liberty Lane
Danville, IL 61832
Emergency one time financial aid is once per year. Rent, food, heating or gas bills, mortgages, and more. Rent funds are combined with referrals to other public aid too.

Eviction Defense from attorneys
Free legal aid is for eviction court. Call (800) 747-5523.

Salvation army Social Services in Danville
855 E. Fairchild Street
Danville, Illinois 61832
Main number is 217-442-5911
This locations covers all of Vermillion County. When funding is allowed, there is security deposit as well as first month rent help. Also, free furniture from the Family Store, food, holiday help, and more. The rent and housing programs are not the only services offered. Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs in Danville.

Shelter - Danville Rescue Mission
834 N. Bowman Avenue
Danville, IL 61832-4052
Main number is 217-446-7223
Resources include homeless shelters, discipleship program, hot meals, and other aid.




Dayspring Shelter for Women and Children
213 N. Bowman Avenue
Danville, IL 61832
Phone - 217-274-7424
Safe housing, including for domestic violence victims, is offered so clients can be safe, get legal aid, and rebuild their lives.


By Jon McNamara

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