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  • DuPage CRF Housing Assistance Program

    The DuPage County Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) Housing Assistance program is not accepting requests at this time.

    If you are a DuPage County resident experiencing a housing crisis please contact DuPage County Community Services at (630) 407-6500.

     

  • Emergency and Transitional Housing Program

    The Emergency and Transitional Housing Program in Illinois gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to people who are homeless and people at risk of becoming homeless. Services are provided at shelters run by nonprofit organizations and local governments. for more information, see the Emergency and Transitional Housing Provider List.

  • Entry Point for Suburban Cook County

    Entry Point’s purpose is to ensure all people experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness have fair and equal access to housing in suburban Cook County.

    Individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness can access Entry Point throughout the region. Trained Entry Point staff at access locations work with households to understand their strengths and needs using a standardized assessment. Entry Point uses HUD homeless assistance eligibility guidelines and uniform prioritization policies to refer people to the right programs based on their preferences and levels of need.

    Entry Point also helps suburban Cook County make the best matches between homeless assistance resources and the people who need them most.

  • Eviction Help for Illinois Residents

    Eviction Help Illinois is a non-profit organization providing free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance to increase housing stability.

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  • Expanded SNAP benefits

    The Illinois Department of Human Services is increasing monthly benefit amounts, expanding SNAP access, and expediting process and flexibility. For many people, this will mean almost doubling their existing benefits. This expansion will result in almost $80 million more for Illinois families. Those eligible for SNAP include low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and working families. While many IDHS offices remain open, people are highly encouraged to stay at home and to sign up for SNAP and other benefits by visiting DHS.illinois.gov/helpishere.

  • Expensify.org

    Expensify.org will reimburse families on SNAP benefits to purchase additional essential goods.

  • Family Resource Center on Disabilities COVID-19 Resource Page

    The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) provides resources for families in the following areas: federal and state guidance, remote learning, assistive and accessible technology, disability health information and resources, COVID-19 preparedness, housing, pets, relief funds, self-care and transportation.

  • Feeding America

    Feeding America and its network of food banks are working round-the-clock to provide food to people across the country during this difficult time. With school closures, job disruptions, and health risks, millions of Americans will turn to food banks for much-needed support.

  • Financial Health During COVID-19

    The National Disability Institute (NDI)’s Financial Resilience Center provides resources and assistance to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis. Topics include the COVID-19 stimulus, employment and unemployment, public benefits and managing money.

  • Find Food IL Community Food Map

    Find Food IL is a community food map that provides a list of places offering free food or meals in your community. You can find food pantries, stores and markets that accept SNAP/LINK or WIC coupons, and more resources that are close to you.