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Rent assistance in Sangamon County.

Find charities, churches, and government agencies in Sangamon County that provide emergency rental assistance, free legal aid to tenants, or moving as well as security deposit help. There are resources for low income families, with priority to senior citizens, the working poor with children, and disabled. The resources are limited, however find rental assistance near you in Springfield IL and Sangamon County.

Government grants or donations from the community, including the United Way, allow these programs to operate. Many of the local town government in Sangamon offer immediate financial help for back rent too There are also charities as well as non-profits in Springfield that may have funds for everything from a security deposit on a new home to back rent or past due utility bills.

In addition, some low-income families or single moms can learn about more affordable homes or apartments they can live in, including from Section 8 vouchers with no waiting list. In these government programs applicants must be able to provide proof that they can afford future rental costs. More on no wait list low-income housing.

The funds can be used to prevent evictions and help with rent so the family can establish a home. If need be, there may be help in transitioning to a new apartment, with vouchers used to pay for a motel room for a night or so during this time-frame.

How to get assistance with rental payments in Springfield IL community

Towns in Sangamon County
Each town has an emergency hardship GA fund for its residents only. This can include free government grant money for housing costs, including rent or electric bills (to stop an eviction). They also coordinate emergency housing, such as motel rooms, and help with mobile home lot rent.

  • Capital Township General Assistance Office - Address is 2833 South Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62703. Main phone - (217) 525-1736. When qualified and funding is available, residents of the town can receive up to $300 for a portion of rent arrears or energy costs. They can also assist with security deposits for those leaving a shelter.
  • Clear Lake Township - Location is 4260 Old Route 36, Springfield, Illinois 62707. Main phone - (217) 523-4210. Emergency grants may be offered for housing needs to prevent homelessness. They also process low income energy bill assistance, offer food, and more, along with funds for paying rent.
  • Springfield Township - 3298 Terminal Avenue, Springfield, IL 62707. Call (217) 525-1464. Social workers negotiate payment plans with landlord for rent arrears or utility providers, help families from the city apply for ESG grants, and offer other eviction help.
  • Woodside Township - 490 North Street, Springfield, IL 62704. Call (217) 522-3712




Contact Ministries
1100 E. Adams, Springfield, IL 62703. Main phone - (217) 753-3939
Rent help is for families with an eviction notice. They also issue loans in some instances. Case managers also help families locate new, affordable homes, apply for security deposit help, and offer other help to Sangamon County residents.

Salvation Army
Address: 1600 E. Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62703. For referrals, dial (217) 525-2196.
There is emergency financial help in Sangamon County, including limited funds for rent. Transitional housing, homeless shelters and free motel vouchers are additional assistance programs too. They also offer veterans emergency rent help from SSVF.

Sangamon County Community Resources
Address - 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Main phone - (217) 535-3120
Residents facing extenuating circumstances or a financial crisis can seek emergency rental assistance. There is also a focus on homes with children, including single parents. Mortgage and rent help is for residents facing eviction or foreclosure as part of CSBG.

Helping Hands of Springfield
1023 E Washington St, Springfield, IL 62703. Call (217) 522-0048
They help the homeless and families (or single adults) who are facing homelessness. government grant money can pay rent or a security deposit as part of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Or get assistance moving in Springfield IL, case management, and other low-cost, no wait list housing. More on Helping Hands rent assistance programs Springfield IL.

Fifth St. Renaissance/SARA Center
1315 N. 5th Street, Springfield, IL 62702. Telephone: (217) 523-2191
Funds for everything from rent to deposits, mortgage or utilities may be paid out.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
3085 Adlai Stevenson Dr . Call (217) 529-8400
Free legal aid can help prevent eviction, deal with Sangamon County housing discrimination, and other support. Low-income tenants or senior citizens, who rent a home or apartment, can get a free legal consultation from an attorney.





Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED)
800 E. Monroe, Suite 108, Springfield, IL 62701. Call (217) 789-2377
Rapid rehousing and homeless prevention is available by referrals to state programs.

Senior Services of Central Il
701 W Mason St, Springfield, IL 62702. Call (217) 528-4035
Subsidized housing, apartments, and resources are for people over 55 only as well as the disabled. Everything from rent or proper tax relief to furniture and more is available.

Springfield Urban League
100 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Main phone - (217) 789-0830
Financial aid for rent, utilities, heating or water bills may be available one time per year. Job placement is also available. Government grants are used for housing and rental expenses.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Springfield
Address - 120 S 11th St, Springfield, IL 62703. Main phone - (217) 523-4551
Churches place families into transitional housing and help them address the housing crisis. In some very limited cases money may be available for a portion of rent, or they offer referrals to section 8 and other government aid.


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