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Homeless Shelter Listings and Supportive Housing

Illinois List of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.




Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. Choose the city in Illinois where you want to find shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, supportive housing, low cost housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol, rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Choose your city in Illinois below:

Addison
Albion
Alton
Antioch
Arlington Heights
Aurora
Beardstown
Belleville
Belvidere
Bloomington
Blue Island
Bolingbrook
Broadview
Cairo
Canton
Carbondale
Carlinville
Carterville
Centralia
Champaign
Chicago
Chicago Heights
Cicero
Clinton
Crossville
Crystal Lake
Danville
Decatur
DeKalb
Des Plaines
Dixon
Du Quoin
East Peoria
East St Louis
East.st.louis
Edwardsville
Effingham
Elgin
Elizabethtown
Evanston
Evergreen Park
Fairfield
Flora
Ford Heights
Freeport
Galesburg
Geneseo
Glen Ellyn
Golconda
Granite City
Grayslake
Greenup
Hammond
Hanover Park
Harrisburg
Harvard
Harvey
Hebron
Herrin
Hillsboro
Hoffman Estates
Homewood
Jacksonville
Jerseyville
Joliet
Kankakee
La Grange
LaGrange
Lansing
Lawrenceville
Libertyville
Litchfield
Lombard
Lynwood
Macomb
Marion
Mattoon
Maywood
Mc Leansboro
McHenry
Medinah
Moline
Morris
Mount Prospect
Mount Sterling
Mt Carmell
Mt. Vernon
Murphysboro
Oak Park
Oquawka
Ottawa
Palatine
Pana
Paris
Park Ridge
Pekin
Peoria
Peru
Petersburg
Princeton
Quincy
Robbins
Rock Falls
Rock Island
Rockford
Rolling Meadows
Rossville
Schaumburg
Shawneetown
Shelbyville
Silvis
Springfield
St Charles
Steeleville
Streamwood
Sullivan
Summit Argo
Swansea
Taylor Springs
Taylorville
Techny
Tinley Park
Toledo
Vandalia
Washington
Waukegan
West Dundee
Wheaton
White Hall
Winnetka
Woodstock
Zion


Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.