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DuPage County rent assistance.

Individuals in DuPage County Illinois may be able to receive rental assistance from various non-profit agencies, government programs, churches and other organizations across the region. Funds may help pay a qualified applicants back rent to prevent evictions. There may also be resources available to pay for security deposits on a new home/apartment and offer other housing assistance.

Almost all of the programs and agencies have criteria that need to be met. The emergency rental assistance in DuPage will prioritize families with children, senior citizens, the disabled, single mothers, and working poor. In addition, those faced with an imminent eviction will also be prioritized.

Most of the non-profit agencies can also refer people who need help to other local or national resources. For example, learn about and get help applying for section 8 housing vouchers, homeless prevention and rapid rehousing, and low income housing.

Catholic Charities
Main office - 26 W St. Charles, 2nd Floor
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Main number - (630) 495-8008
This charity organization offers financial assistance for eastern DuPage residents. Some of the services include transitional housing for homeless and low income families, shelter, emergency food and clothing to the homeless.

Community Housing Association of DuPage (CHAD)
35 W. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 993-9530
Provides quality, safe, and affordable housing for low-income persons and families in DuPage County Illinois.

Aurora Division of Neighborhood Redevelopment
Aurora, Illinois 60505
Phone (630) 264-3060
Provides housing and rental assistance from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, which is federal government funded. Other components of this program include assistance with paying for security deposits, credit repair, vouchers for motels, and more. The goal is to prevent evictions or to get currently homeless people back into a new home or apartment.




DuPage Bar Legal Aid
Location - 126 S. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone number - (630) 653-6212
This law firm provides free or low cost legal representation and advice to lower-income citizens of DuPage County, including landlord/tenant mediation and information on illegal evictions.

DuPage Housing Authority
Main office: 711 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 690-3555
Housing and rental assistance programs administered include the section 8 certificate/voucher program. They also run public housing units as well as low income, subsidized apartments. This resource can provide emergency rental assistance to income-eligible families and individuals, persons with disabilities, and the elderly in the community. Call the government affiliated organization to get additional details on rent help and eviction prevention. Or find more details on applying for section 8 in Illinois.

Love Inc. Of Western Suburbs Chicago
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Dial (630) 512-8665
Helps the poor and needy in DuPage County. They coordinate local church programs.

DuPage Homeownership Center
1333 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 260-2500
Focuses on new home buyers. Loans, grants for downpayments, and other mortgage programs are offered. This can help families that were formally renting in DuPage County and that want to buy.





Address - 705 West Liberty
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Primary phone number - (630) 682-3846
This non-profit has a goal of both preventing homelessness (and evictions) and finding homes or apartments for people who are currently homeless. They do this by providing transitional and permanent housing for men, women, and children, and also offer temporary shelter.

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services
355 N. Wood Dale Road
Wooddale, Illinois 60191
Primary phone number - (630) 860-2290
People of South Asian, Middle Eastern and Bosnian backgrounds can apply for rental and financial assistance. They offer housing, educational, employment, medical, rent help, dental and free legal assistance and referrals.

659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Call (630) 897-2156
Various social services available on-site, including emergency shelter & transitional living community for the homeless and working poor.

Lisle Township
Primary address: 4711 Indiana Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-2087
Administers youth & family programs, including emergency rent and financial assistance to meet basic needs of housing, rent expenses, utilities and prescriptions. They provide limited Salvation Army and general assistance funds to the needy, seniors, unemployed, and low income. So the town partners with other local non-profit agencies.

DuPage County Community Services
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone number - 630-407-6500, press “2”
Programs include rent payment assistance, security deposits, and heating, mortgage, and utility assistance. Information and referrals are offered too. For county residents age 0-59 years old, call 630-407-6500. For those age 60 and over, call 630-407-6500 for information on housing, rental assistance for seniors, and other support. For all county residents, find more details on rent assistance from Dupage County Community Services.

Naperville CARES
618B W. Fifth Ave.
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Main phone number - (630) 369-0200
The non-profit provides resources to people within the Naperville Illinois community who need rent and financial assistance to avoid homelessness and to attain self-sufficiency. The organization offers an emergency fund program, car donations, referrals to other resources such as section 8, case management services and rent and security deposit program.





Continuum of Care is a homeless prevention organization. They provide assistance including loans for paying rent or security deposits, motel vouchers, legal aid and more. The resources in DuPage County are all aimed at stopping evictions as well helping with solving housing needs, including but not limited to rental expenses. Find more details on eviction help and rehousing in Dupage County.

Naperville Township
139 Water Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2786
Programs include emergency assistance with rent, utility, & medical issues. Various programs focus on the seniors. They also partner with the Salvation Army center on coordinating rental assistance.

NCO Youth & Family Services
Main address - 1305 W. Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone number - (630) 961-2992
Provides transitional housing program for young adults.

People's Resource Center
201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 682-5402
A leading non-profit in DuPage County Illinois. The free services offered by the People's Resource Center (PRC) services include emergency rent, housing, and mortgage assistance and empowerment programs to break the cycle of poverty. A food pantry and clothes are offered. In addition get access to computer training, holiday help, information on government housing, literacy, and job search assistance.

Senior Home Sharing
711 East Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 407-0440
Offers senior citizens case management, housing and social services.

Joliet Catholic Charities
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Dial 630.495.8008.
This non-profit organization assists with rental, security deposit payments, and other basic needs such as energy bills.

The Simple Gifts Foundation, Inc.
West Chicago, IL - 60504
Main phone number - (630) 217-2489
The charity provides monetary assistance and grants that can be used for emergency shelter, rent, utilities, food, medicine, health care needs, homelessness and other crisis needs.







DuPage Community Development Commission
Wheaton, IL 60187
Main telephone number-  (630) 407-6600
Has information on local agencies to call for housing and rent help.

Outreach Community Ministries
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Dial (630) 682-1910
Helps with paying security deposits and rent.

By Jon McNamara

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