Homeless and Homeless Prevention

Our Homeless Prevention Services Offer:

Homeless and Homeless Prevention Services

HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Program

HUD Rapid Rehousing Program

HUD Domestic Violence Joint TH-RRH Program 

DHS Emergency Solutions Grant

DHS Emergency Transitional Housing Program

DHS Supportive Housing Program

DHS Homeless Prevention Program

Rental Housing Support Program

HUD programs are only available in the following counties:
Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, and Jasper

For more information on any of the programs listed above, please feel free to contact your local outreach office.

Eligibility Criteria

HUD Permanent Housing and DHS Supportive Housing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources) and have a disabling condition. Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, on the street, coming from an emergency shelter, or fleeing domestic violence. Services available include, but are not limited to, rental assistance up to the HUD Fair Market Rent allowance, case management, transportation, etc. Program guidelines allow participants to continue in the program indefinitely, however, the Program is dependent on renewal funding, which is awarded annually. 

HUD Rapid Rehousing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance,  case management, and necessary transportation. Program term typically runs for six months.

HUD Domestic Violence Joint TH-RRH Program

Must be fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance, utility assistance, case management, and necessary transportation. Program term typically runs for six months, however, program guidelines allow participants to continue in the program for up to two years.

DHS Emergency Solutions Grant

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Services may include rent assistance, utility assistance, and case management. Program term typically runs for six months.

DHS Emergency Transitional Housing Program

Must be Homeless (no resources). Homeless definition is met when the applicant is living in their car, coming from an emergency shelter, on the street, or fleeing domestic violence. Service may include a hotel voucher for emergency shelter, case management, and food assistance. Program term typically runs for no longer than three weeks.

DHS Homeless Prevention Program

Must have experienced a temporary economic crisis beyond household control, by giving evidence of at least one of the following conditions:

    Loss of employment

    Medical disability or emergency

    Loss or delay of some form of public benefit

    Natural disaster

    Substantial change in the household composition

    Victimization by criminal activity

    Illegal action by a landlord

    Displacement by a government

Services may include three months of rental assistance, two months of rent assistance, utility assistance, and assistance with rental deposits.

Rental Housing Support Program

Income-based rental subsidy. Services may include monthly rental subsidy paid directly to landlord. Program term runs indefinitely, yearly certifications to verify income level are mandatory.

Homeless Case Manager Counties and Contact Information

Clark, Crawford, Edgar, and Jasper Counties

(vacant)

904 West Jourdan

Newton, IL 62448

Office : 618-783-0749

Work Cell : 217-508-8070

Coles, Cumberland and Douglas Counties

Lyn Carlen

115 S. Kentucky St.

Greenup, IL 62428

Office : 217-921-5505

Work Cell : 217-208-9175

Coles County

Bonnie Campbell

825 18th Street

Charleston, IL 61920

Office : 217-345-4840

Work Cell : 217-549-1152

HUD Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager (all counties)

Nancy Gard

825 18th Street

Charleston, IL 61920

Office : 217-345-4840

Work Cell : 217-232-1901

Domestic Violence Case Manager

Jessica Roqueta

100 Washington 

Robinson, IL 62454

Office: 618-544-8967

Work Cell: 217-549-1563

Lead Case Manager (all counties)

Larry Sullivan

825 18th Street 

Charleston, IL 61920

Office : 217-345-4840

Work Cell : 217-246-2278

Homeless Program Coordinator (all counties)

Jessica Pauley

400 W. Pleasant St.

Greenup, IL 62428

Office : 217-923-3113

Work Cell : 217-246-2021