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Rent assistance in Kane County.

Funds for paying rent can be obtained from several sources in Kane County. Non-profit organizations as well as churches or the local town office will offer some type of housing assistance. The goal is to provide support, whether for unpaid rent or a security deposit on a new home, to keep residents housed.

Many of the agencies in the region are faith based organizations. While they will help people of all backgrounds, religions, and ages, the amount of money available from the charities for rental assistance is limited. More often than not they will only pay a small portion of what is due and then offer referrals for the balance.

Kane County Illinois families can also apply for a grant from their local town. They will have funds for rent as well as a wide variety of other housing expenses if it will prevent homelessness. Each town wants to to prevent people from being on the streets, so a combination of rental assistance as well as counseling and transitional housing are all used.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County
Address is 719 South Batavia Ave, Government Center
Geneva, Illinois 60134
(630) 232-3550
Emergency financial aid, including for rent, is for veterans and their families. They can't be receiving any other government support, such as VA benefits, and need to meet income conditions.

Rent and homeless prevention from local township
All across Kane County are General Assistance Programs. These resources will offer grants for everything from paying future rent to mortgage or energy bills. It is only available every year or two, depending on the town. Some town agencies will only issue residents a zero percent loan for bills such as rent.

  • Aurora Township, 80 North Broadway Avenue, Aurora, Illinois 60507, (630) 897-8777
  • Geneva Township, 400 Wheeler Drive, Geneva, IL 60134, phone (630) 232-3600
  • Hanover Township can be called at (630) 540-9085
  • Or call a local municipality as they almost all offer support.




Kane County Rental Assistance and Housing Support Program
(630) 587-2144
This is only for people that live in RHS designated properties. Rental assistance is available from government grants in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).

Shelter Assistance Committee has a phone number of (630) 377-2769 and address of Post Office Box 3939 in Saint Charles. For referrals to shelter or rent programs, call the non-profit for intake.

Two Rivers Agency -  River Ridge Location
Office is at 418 Airport Road
Elgin, Illinois 60123
(847) 717-6048
CSBG may from time to time have funds for deposits or rent. The goal is to stop evictions. Case management is also coordinated for tenants, including senior citizens in Kane County.

Prairie State Legal Services - Kane County
The Fox Valley Office is at 1024 West Main Street in Saint Charles. Call (630) 232-9415
Attorneys work on a pro-bono basis. They will help families with a pay or quit notice. Other support can include help in applying for benefits such as section 8 or public housing, disability applications and more.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul housing programs - There are several churches that are part of this charity. Each is involved in raising money from the community for basic needs. Rental assistance programs are combined with other resources to help end the cycle of homelessness.

  • -Thomas More Church is in Elgin. The number is (847) 628-5170
  • -Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Monica's Catholic Church has an address of 90 North Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville, Illinois 60110. Dial (847) 428-5467
  • -St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 East Main Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174, phone - (630) 375-7746180
  • -A SVDP location is at South Russel Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506. Dial (630) 897-8068.
  • -St. Rita of Cascia Conference - 750 West Old Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506, phone - (630) 892-6186
  • -Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Holy Cross Conference serves residents of Batavia Illinois. Call (630) 879-4750 for information.





Aurora Quad County Urban League
Location is 1685 N Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL 60505
Call (630) 851-2203
They offer information on social services and financial aid for immigrants, minorities, and the disadvantaged. One program for referrals is the emergency rent assistance program as part of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. They also have information on deposits, low income apartments, government aid and more.

Community Crisis Center
Mailing address is PO Box 1390
Elgin, IL 60121
(847) 697-2380
A local government affiliated non-profit. Everything from information on low income, affordable apartments is given to emergency rent help, money to pay security deposits, free motel vouchers, information on immigration services and more. The working poor, single moms or dads, senior citizens and others can get help with housing, rent, or mortgages. More details on Kane County Crisis center financial assistance.

Salvation Army, Joe K. Anderson Community Center
Address: 1710 South 7th Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-2769
The Tri-City Corps center has emergency rent assistance, shelter, and more. They also take part in resources such as ESG and are focused on homeless prevention.

Catholic Charities of Kane County and Aurora is based at 314 N. Lake St.. Outreach will help residents of the county. Many clients are elderly or they are single parents. The church will offer applications to funds for heating bills to stop homelessness or one time rental assistance. Or they will help a family move into a new home in Kane County. Call (630) 820-3220.

Salvation Army Carpentersville Service Center
150 South Kennedy Drive
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 428-5138

Hesed House
659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Main phone - (630) 897-2156
The service they offer is PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). This offers money to pay for security deposits for those leaving their transitional housing program. Immigrants and Spanish speakers can use the non-profit services too.

Salvation Army Center in Aurora
Address - 437 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60505
Main phone - (630) 897-7265. They also support portions of Kane County.







Lazarus House Emergency Shelter and Financial Aid
Address: 214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
(630) 587-2144
Not only is short term housing arranged, but there are also funds or loans for expenses such as rent to stop homelessness. Staff also provide advice to clients.

HUD Eviction Prevention Services can help tenants facing an emergency as well as the currently homeless. Federal government grants can help pay for housing needs including security deposits, moving expenses, or back rent. Other services in Kane County for single parents and the low income range from temporary housing to legal aid and money for rental deposits. Find more details on Kane County eviction assistance.

Aurora Housing Authority
1630 West Plum Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-7210
Families in poverty, with an income, can apply for low income apartments or rental subsidies from HUD section 8 vouchers. Find more details on section 8 HUD vouchers in Illinois.


By Jon McNamara

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