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Rent help in Belleville and St. Clair County Illinois.

Get rent assistance in Belleville and the St. Clair County Illinois region. Find addresses, phone numbers, and more information on the services and resources that are provided to help people pay rent or security deposits and prevent evictions. The county is part of the eastern St. Louis area, and some of the agencies and organizations may be located there, in that city.

In addition to offer emergency rental assistance, many of the organizations can also refer individuals to local, state of Illinois, and federal government assistance programs. Staff can also help them apply for those programs, including section 8 housing choice vouchers or HCV. Some St. Clair area agencies have homeless shelters, transitional housing, and may have financial assistance available to help pay security deposits, first month’s rent, and even moving costs.

If you are behind on paying your rent, need housing assistance, or have an eviction notice, call one of the locations below. Or, if you just need referrals, advice, and support, the programs can help meet that need too.

Call for Help Inc. - Several services are offered, including the Referral Program, which provides information and referrals to appropriate agencies that can provide information on rental assistance, or other basic needs. The non-profit offers FEMA funds for rental and electric assistance. In addition, there is also a transitional living shelter that assists young women as they try to become self-sufficient.  Dial 618-397-0963, or find other rent payment assistance organization.

Senior citizens of St. Clair County can contact the East St. Louis Housing Authority. The local government housing authority provides housing assistance to senior citizens who are considered low to moderate income. Hours of the center are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dial 618-482-6971 for more information.

Temporary shelter for women and children who are faced with a crisis or hardship is offered from Holy Angels Shelter, 618-874-4079.

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid offers free legal advice to the elderly, poor, and low income in the county. This also includes eviction defense services to stop homelessness. Free lawyers are at 8787 State St, East St Louis, Illinois 62203. Phone (618) 398-0958




Catholic Urban Program - Regardless of your religion, this charity provides emergency services and financial assistance for rent and bills to Belleville and other residents in the county. Get help with basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and referral to government housing and rent assistance agencies. 618-398-5616.

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House - Limited amounts of emergency assistance for paying rent, utilities, housing expenses, and clothing is available. Phone number - 618-874-0777.

Belleville Salvation Army, which is located at 20 Glory Place, offers wide number of emergency services to persons in need. Examples of assistance programs include counseling, groceries, temporary lodging, job placement, utility and rental assistance. Also learn about and apply for government section 8 and homeless prevention programs. 618-235-7378. Other nearby branches include 138 S. Walnut, Centralia, phone 618-532-5942; 3007 E. 23rd St. in Granite City, phone 618-451-7957; 525 Alby St., Alton, phone 618-465-7764.

Second Chance Shelter. Offers emergency shelter for those who are homeless due to a crisis. In addition, cash can be passed out to pay for rental, security deposits and utility assistance for Illinois residents, as funding allows. Other services include counseling services to homeless families and referrals to other agencies and charities are provided. Second chance serves people living in St. Clair County Illinois. Dial 618-874-0223.

Urban League provides financial aid for rent, housing, and utilities when funds are available. Other services include credit counseling, budget and housing counseling. For more information call 618-274-1150.

Saint Clair County Veterans housing and rent assistance programs are offered from 19 Public Sq, Belleville, IL 62220. They help veterans, and their families with financial aid, pension claims, befnefits and more. Get help with rent assistance programs, legal aid, utility bill, and more. They try to place veterans into housing and stop homelessness too. Call (618) 277-0040





St. Clair County Housing Authority - Offers housing for low income and middle income families. Also learn about local and national emergency rent assistance programs. The agency provides, and accepts applications to Section 8 vouchers (HCV). They also operate public housing, provide information on rent subsidized or low income housing and more.

The St. Clair public housing authority also helps with home buying programs and other services. The address is 1790 S 74th St, Belleville, IL 62223 or another office is at 100 N. 48th St. in Belleville Illinois. Note there is often a waiting list. Call (618) 277-3290. Or find details on Section 8 housing choice vouchers in Illinois. . 618-277-3290.

Sunshine Ministries - Mostly shelter, but other advice and support is available too. Dial 314-231-8209.


By Jon McNamara











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