Homeless Prevention Services
VOA Illinois’ Homeless Prevention Services offer a comprehensive program for individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The program is a 12-month rapid rehousing program where we provide rental and utility financial assistance, case management services surrounding employment, financial literacy, benefits coordination, etc.
The program is funded by the Department of Family Support Services (DFSS). This grant (Emergency Solutions Grant) supports nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties to serve persons who are at-risk of homelessness or homeless. The program's objective is to help individuals and families regain housing stability quickly and take preventative measures to help ensure they will never have to experience homelessness again.
Did you know?
- In Illinois, 10,643 people are homeless on a given night which is 8 in 10,000 people (Source: The National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- Of that number, 1,063 were family households (Source: US Interagency Council on Homelessness)
- In Illinois, the median home value is 3.1 times greater than the median household income. (Source: Housing Action Illinois)
- Renters in Illinois need to earn $20.34 per hour to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Illinois' minimum wage is $11.00. (Source: Housing Action Illinois)
Homeless Prevention Services Team
Cameron Kinch, M. Div.
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY-BASED CARE
47 West Polk Street, Suite 250-2, Chicago, IL 60605 |Phone: 312-564-2300 I Fax: 312-564-2301| email@example.com
Akya Gossitt, MSW
47 West Polk Street, Suite 250-2, Chicago, IL 60605 |Phone: 312-564- 3222 I Fax: 773-874-3611| firstname.lastname@example.org