​Housing Resources ​


Connects you by zip code with housing assistance


Connects you to local housing resources. Call 2-1-1 to be connected to your local 211 team.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Help for Renters

​Guidance for finding rental and utility assistance in your local area.​

​Low Income ​Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)​

LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.

Homelessness Prevention Call Center: Dial 3-1-1 or (312) 744-5000 

​Ask for “Short-Term Help." TTY Access is available for callers using specialized TTY equipment due to hearing problems: 312-948-6817. Call Center staff will assess your eligibility for financial assistance and other community resources. The Call Center is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. If you reside in Suburban Cook County, call 1-877-426-6515 for help with basic needs. 

Chicago Community Service Centers  

​​Community Service Centers help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources from shelter, food, and clothing to domestic violence assistance, job training/placement, and services for the formerly incarcerated. Clients can also get information about rental, utility, and other financial assistance programs. The centers also serve as warming and cooling centers during periods of extreme weather. The center's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

StreetLight Chicago 

​For individuals 16-24 with unstable housing providing up-to-date information on shelters, health clinics, emergency beds, mental health services, and more.​ ​Can use to reserve a bed for the night at area shelters. 

Illinois Housing Help 

​​The Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP) provides funding to Illinois tenants and landlords across the state (outside of Cook County) who have pending cases in eviction court. The program is only available to litigants in eviction court. Applicants may qualify for up to $25,000 in emergency rental payments that can include up to 15 months of past-due rent and 3 months of future rent payments to prevent eviction. 

The Crib (The Night Ministry) 

Our Youth Outreach Team identifies youth and young adults living on the streets or are at risk of becoming homeless and helps them meet their basic needs through resources and referrals. The Crib provides young adults ages 18 through 24 with safe and supportive overnight emergency shelter, as well as life and leadership development skills. Free and open for overnight shelter at 7 pm​

Address: 1735 N Ashland Ave | Phone: (773) 549-4158 

A Safe Haven offers a unique continuum of phased housing which consists of access to transitional, recovery homes, supportive, affordable, senior, and veteran housing. You can arrive any time between 7 pm and 6 am; serves ages 18-24, all genders. 

2750 W Roosevelt | Phone: (773) 435-8424 

Covenant House 

​Through collaborative agreements with leading agencies, Covenant House is able to provide access to mental health services on-site. During the intake process, trained staff work with the youth to identify any immediate needs and determine the best plan of action for everyone. Those who choose to may access treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues through Covenant House's community partnerships.The best drop-in time is right before 8 am; aimed at youth 18-24 

2934 W Lake St. | Phone: ​(312) 759-7888 

La Casa Norte 

Through the support of our partners, we are able to offer clients access to mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needed assistance to support their increased housing and economic stability. 

Phone: ​(773) 276-4900 x246 

Youth drop-in centers: 

3543 W North ave Chicago, IL 60647 

1736 W 47th Ave. Chicago, IL 60609​

Safe, supportive shelter and living environments for young people who face multiple, complex challenges. Free, accessible treatment is brought to individuals and families in their neighborhoods. 
1735 N Ashland Ave Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60622 
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Phone at (773) 784-9000; Email: [email protected] 

​​We provide homeless and at-risk young adults ages 14 to 26 with the resources and support needed to overcome challenging situations. Youth have access to mentoring, support, health education, and various other services to help them break out of the cycle of homelessness. 

3614 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 p.m. 
Phone: (847) 650-6090; Email: [email protected] 

BYC provides basic needs assistance, resource advocacy, mental wellness support, on-site psychiatry services, and telehealth for ages 12-24. Provides financial assistance based on income ($5 for low-income). If unemployed, you can sign a waiver for no income. If employed, you have to email check stubs. Regardless of insurance status, BYC never takes payments on-site. Spanish translation is available. 

1023 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613​
8:30am-7pmMondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 9:30am-7:45pm Tuesdays; 8:30am-5pm Fridays; 8:30am-3pm Saturdays; Closed Sundays 
Phone: (773) 388-1600 

Resources for people experiencing housing instability in Chicago (PDF Document) ​


​​​Homeless Crisis Helpline: (888) 411-6802

Dallas Housing Authority

​​​​Provides affordable housing to low-income families and individuals. Includes emergency housing vouchers program, Senior housing, and Veteran assistance. 

​​​​Dallas Housing Crisis  

​DHA provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through housing assistance programs across North Texas.  ​

Austin Street Shelter

Walk-up intake (men & women): 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Requirements: Women Ages 18 & Older, Men Ages 45 & Older, A valid State or Federal Government I.D., and a maximum of two bags no more than 25 pounds each

Phone: (214) 428-4242​

Dallas Life Foundation  

Walk-up intake 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; $15 per night, first 3 days free of charge

Requirements: Government-issued ID, COVID test (test done on-site and must be negative to proceed with intake), Social Security card, Marriage license (if applicable), Children's birth certificates (children must have a birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunization record), every person can bring one 13-gallon bag.

Phone: (214) 421-1380

Family Gateway

​​Call 1-888-411-6802 (Option 3) if you are a family with children experiencing a homeless crisis. If they are assisting another person in need, leave a message or complete their online help form found on their website here.  

Mosaic Family Services  

Mosaic House provides safe emergency housing and opportunities for self-sufficiency for hundreds of women and children fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking. For survivors in need of shelter, Mosaic House provides safe housing, food, clothing, hygiene and medical supplies, household items, diapers, and other basic needs. Mosaic House staff provide services for residents and hotline callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

24-Hour Mosaic House Hotline: (214) 823-4434

Promise House

Promise House has both short-term and long-term residential services for youth experiencing homelessness. They provide shelter, food, support, clothes, and other services for ages 0-24.

Call toll-free, 24 hours a day, at 1-866-941-8578

224 W Page Ave Dallas, TX 75208  ​

​Los Angeles Get Help Line: Call 2-1-1

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority – Get Help 

Connects adults, seniors, families, and youth to shelter services.​

City of Los Angeles Affordable and Accessible Housing Registry 

​Anyone, including those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, can search and register for affordable and accessible housing here.

Affordable Living for the Aging

Provides affordable housing, supportive services, and alternative housing options for low-income and formerly homeless older adults.

Safe Parking LA

Provides safe overnight parking to facilitate stability and housing in Los Angeles County for individuals living in their vehicles, and advocates for fair and equitable treatment and resources for the unhoused. ​​

New Orleans 

Call the Response line toll-free at 1-888-899-4589 or locally at (504) 269-2069

Bethlehem Housing

A rapid rehousing program that is designed to help families quickly exit homelessness and return to housing in the community. Bethlehem Housing is only able to work with families who are homeless. Families must consist of at least one adult and one dependent under 18.

Contact Trinna Stanford ([email protected]) or (504) 310-6907

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

Request help with homeless shelter services, complete the form here

Housing Authority of New Orleans  

​​Housing Choice Voucher Program for low-income families needing assistance with rental payments through the Section 8 program and other Public Housing Resources

Unity of Greater New Orleans

​List of emergency shelters across New Orleans that range from youth and adults and men and women

UNITY Resource Guide (PDF Document) 

Orange County (Anaheim)

Orange County Get Help Line: Call 2-1-1

Anaheim Emergency Shelter

Provides supportive services for men and women in a safe, pet-friendly 325-bed facility. The Salvation Army's case managers, housing, recovery, and employment navigators work with residents to provide them with tools and resources. Please call 657-999-2430 for program and admission details. 

​Address: 1455 S Salvation PL, Anaheim, CA 92805

Bridges at Kraemer Place

Emergency shelter located in the City of Anaheim provides shelter and supportive services.

1000 N. Kraemer Place, Anaheim, CA 92806; Call (714) 836-7188 or Email [email protected]

Cold Weather Emergency Shelter (PDF)  

Via Esperanza- Pathways of Hope

​​Via Esperanza, located in Anaheim, is an immediate response shelter and food for homeless families. Call (714) 680-3691.

Yale Navigation Center

Located in the city of Santa Ana at 2229 S. Yale St., Santa Ana, CA 92704. Provides shelter and supportive services for adult individuals and couples. Email [email protected] or call (714) 785-9889

San Diego

San Diego Get Help Line: Call 211 or visit My211 San Diego for housing/shelter resources

San Diego Housing Commission 

Provides Shelters, Transitional Housing, Supportive Services, Permanent Housing, and Homelessness programs.

East County Transitional Living Center

(Located in El Cajon) offers a 6-month to 1-year housing program geared towards families and helping them get into permanent housing.  

Father Joe's Villages

Offers emergency housing for families, interim housing for singles and for families, and many other programs.  

Nueva Vida Haven Emergency Shelter

Offers a 30-day emergency overnight shelter for single women and women with children under the age of 17.  

Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter

(Located in Oceanside) offers emergency shelter (for up to 30 days at one time) for women 18 years or older who are victims of domestic violence and who are with or without children under the age of 18.  ​

Washington D.C. 

DC Shelter Hotline: Call (800) 535-7252 ​

Calvary Women Services  

Shelter for women. Programs include housing, health, employment, and education services. ​

    ​Department of Health Services DC 

    ​​Provides information for services for families, individuals, youth, and emergency rental assistance.

    DC Coalition For the Homeless 

    1234 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005 |Phone: (202) 347-8870 

    Thrive DC 

    1525 Newton St NW G1, Washington, DC 20010 | Phone: (202) 737-9311 

    Homeless Children Playtime Project  

    1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010 | Phone: (202) 329-4481 

    Everyone Home DC 

    415 2nd St. NE 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20002 | Phone: (202) 544-0631 

    Pathways to Housing DC 

    828 Evarts St. NE, Washington, DC 20018 | Phone: (202) 529-2972 

    Covenant House  

    2001 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020 | Phone: (202) 610-9600 

    So Others Might Eat  

    71 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: (202) 797-8806 

    Miriam's Kitchen  

    2401 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 | Phone: (202) 452-8926 

    National Coalition for the Homeless 

    2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037 | Phone: (202) 462-4822 

    Friendship Place   

    4713 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 | Phone: (202) 364-1419