The purpose of this program is to stabilize individuals and families in their existing homes, shorten the amount of time families and individuals stay in shelter, and assist individuals and families with securing affordable housing.
Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing Assistance
Eligible households experiencing a short-term economic
crisis may receive assistance to avoid eviction and homelessness. Services can
also assist homeless individuals or families in securing housing by providing
short-term financial assistance and/or other supports. The services offered
through this program may include:
- Rental assistance
- Mortgage Assistance
- Security Deposit Assistance
- Supportive Services to help achieve stable permanent housing
Some assistance is limited to target populations such as those
residing in an emergency shelter. Services may be dependent on grants received from
Households must be able to meet and document
eligibility criteria to receive limited financial assistance
with their rent or mortgage.
- Must be moving into or currently residing within
- Must be in danger of eviction with a 5 day
notice or court notice, in danger of foreclosure, or be currently homeless
- Must document ability to meet future rent and
monthly expenses through current income or the development of a case management supported plan toward permanent housing
- Must disclose any housing assistance received in the
past 24 months
- The landlord or mortgage company must agree to
accept payment and stop current eviction/foreclosure proceedings upon receipt
of signed rent assistance voucher grants
Depending on the funding to be used, households will be required to meet additional criteria such as listed below.
- Document an unexpected recent drop in income,
economic crisis, or extenuating circumstance
- Have a current lease
- Meet income guidelines
- Reside in a unit which meets standards of
habitability and cost
- Attend financial & credit education
DuPage County Community Services offers the
following to assist individuals and families to establish or stabilize their
- Referrals to emergency shelter or transitional
- Housing resources and subsidized housing
information within DuPage County
- Tenant/landlord rights information
- Information on the educational rights of
- Referrals for legal services
- Referrals for financial & credit education
- Short-term case management services
Housing Search Assistance
Community Links- Housing search resources
Shared Housing Program
The Shared Housing Program links compatible persons in housing that is safe and affordable by matching DuPage County residents who wish to share their homes with those who are seeking housing. Click to view the Shared Housing Brochure.
- All applicants must complete a comprehensive interview and provide personal references.
- All adults must pass a background check.
- Matches are based on individual preferences as well as financial ability to sustain housing.
- All matches will be made with respect to each home sharer's right to a safe, healthy, and peaceful living environment.
The home to be shared must: be located in DuPage County, meet habitability standards, & comply with local ordinances.
SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
- When both parties decide to share, we offer guidance and assistance in developing a Shared Housing Agreement.
- The program continues to provide support to both parties in their new living arrangements
For more information on Housing Assistance Programs contact DuPage County Community Services at 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.