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Rent assistance DuPage County Illinois.

Find how low income households in DuPage County Illinois will get rental assistance, funds for paying security deposits, section 8 vouchers as well as free legal aid for housing needs. Locate non-profit agencies, government programs, churches and other organizations that offer emergency financial help for back rent as well as low-income housing with no waiting list. Find how to get rental assistance in Dupage County below.

Grant money or funds may help low-income tenants, seniors, the disabled or single mothers pay back rent to prevent an imminent eviction.  There may also be resources available to pay for security deposits on a new home/apartment. Or locate section 8 housing choice vouchers (including for an emergency) and other financial resources, including free motel vouchers or supportive housing for senior citizens. Learn more on, and find low income senior housing near you.

Almost all of the programs and agencies have criteria that need to be met. The emergency rental assistance in DuPage County will prioritize families with children, senior citizens, the disabled, single mothers, and working poor. Most of the charity or government agencies can also refer people who need help to other local or national resources, such as homeless prevention and rapid rehousing, loans for rent or affordable low income housing.

Where to get help with rent in Dupage County

Catholic Charities of Dupage County has multiple locations. This charity organization offers financial assistance for struggling residents. Some of the services include short term rental assistance. The churches also offer transitional housing for homeless and low income families, emergency shelter, and clothing to the homeless.

Immigrants, women fleeing violence, and the vulnerable are major clients for rent or security deposit help or a motel voucher. There is also case management as well as other social services.

  • 3130 Finley Road, Suite 520, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
  • 26 W St. Charles, Lombard, Illinois 60148. Main number - (815) 933-7791 or (630) 495-8008.

DuPage County Bar Legal Aid helps tenants facing eviction and people applying for benefits, such as section 8. Location is 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 has 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 The Main office: 711 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

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. Dial (630) 690-3555.

Love Inc. Of Western Suburbs Chicago gives referrals and basic needs, even free furniture. The Clearinghouse is at Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514. Dial (630) 512-8665. Helps the poor and needy in DuPage County. They coordinate local church programs on rent help, deposit, utility assistance and more. Has information on local agencies to call for housing and rent help. 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.

HOME Dupage Inc. Homeownership and Tenant Services Center is at 1333 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Call (630) 260-2500. Focuses on new home buyers as well as struggling tenants. Loans, grants for downpayments, and other mortgage programs are offered. They also help the low income locate emergency rent grants. This can help families that were formally renting in DuPage County and that want to buy or pay for their current rental unit.

DuPage PADS 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 no-wait list permanent housing for men, women, and children, and also offer temporary homeless shelter for a place to stay tonight. Address - 705 West Liberty, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. Primary phone number - (630) 682-3846. More on assistance from DuPage PADS.

HESED House offers social services, homeless prevention and more from 659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506. Various housing services available on-site, including emergency shelter & transitional living community for the homeless and working poor. People can apply for rental and financial assistance. They offer housing, educational, employment, medical, rent help, dental and free legal assistance and referrals. Call Call (630) 897-2156.





Lisle Township 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. Primary address: 4711 Indiana Ave., Lisle, Illinois 60532. Phone - (630) 968-2087

HCS Family Services focuses on basic needs around food with some housing, rent, or financial aid from time to time. Struggling renters, the unemployed and working poor can apply for housing or rental assistance. The location is 19 Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Telephone number is (630) 323-2500.

DuPage County Community Services 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. The office is in Wheaton, Illinois 60187. Telephone number - 630-407-6500, or 800-942-9412.

Regional Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing from non-profits, the government, and the Continuum of Care. 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.

The non-profit provides resources to people within the DuPage County 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. Find more details on eviction help and rehousing in Dupage County.

Naperville Township only helps families and tenants of the city. The government office is at 139 Water Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Call (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.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ is part of the Elmhurst Walk-in Assistance Network. The parish is at 125 W. Church Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126. For information on immediate rental arrears assistance or emergency funding, call (630) 782-6006. They only help people that are part of the Elmhurst school district.





Itasca Walk-in Ministry is only for struggling families or renters in the community. The address is 336 W. Center Street, Itasca, IL 60143. Get rent or mortgage payment help, one time utility bill help, access to a homeless shelter and more. Call (630) 467-0133.

St. Vincent de Paul has a thrift store, and based on sales of the furniture, some of that money can be used to help seniors, single moms or struggling tenants to pay their rent to stop an eviction. There are also household items, vouchers, referrals, and linage to parishes that may have a few dollars for rent.

PADS is also known as Public Action to Deliver Shelter and phone number is 1-866-682-8567 or (630) 682-3846. The homeless can get a shelter, meal, and bed to sleep. Rarely free hotel or motel vouchers are offered. When stable, learn about, and get help applying for, section 8 income based homes or deposit-first months rent assistance. Location is 601 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187  – Toll Free(630) 682-3846.

DuPage County Senior Services is another option at 421 N County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL. 60187. Call (630) 407-6500. The focus is on the elderly and low-income senior citizens. Whether housing or grant money from the government (or charities) for mortgages or rent, or transportation or medical, help is offered.

DuPage Community Development Commission is based at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. There are resources for low income tenants, home buyers, and others who need financial aid or affordable housing. Call (630) 407-6600.

Salvation Army has several offices in the region. Everything from homeless shelters to a free money voucher, emergency grant money for rent (or utilities) to stop an eviction, temporary housing/transitional units and more are offered. All resources are limited. Money for rent or bills comes with restrictions. More on Dupage County IL Salvation Army housing programs.

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

People's Resource Center is located at 201 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. 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. Call (630) 682-5402.

Senior Home Sharing office address is- 1910 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148. Offers senior citizens case management, housing and social services. Call (630) 407-0440.

Outreach Community Ministries is at 373 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188. The charity may help with paying security deposits and rent. Dial (630) 682-1910.

Community Housing Association of DuPage (CHAD) operates low cost housing. The main office is 531 E Roosevelt, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.  Provides quality, safe, and affordable housing for low-income persons and families in DuPage County Illinois. Phone (630) 993-9530.







Aurora Division of Neighborhood Redevelopment is focused on housing needs for the poor and families living in poverty in the city of Aurora. Provides referrals to housing and rental assistance from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, which is federal government funded. They also have information on home buying and repair services.

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. Location is 44 E Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505. For referrals, call 630-256-3320.


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