Housing Navigation

Help to Find the Way Home

Our housing navigation program assists clients and community members who are working through the complexities of finding affordable housing. Staff help those seeking housing understand the voucher system and how to create a budget that will facilitate and sustain their ability to live on their own. Our Housing Navigator builds relationships with local landlords and housing agencies, identifying appropriate housing options for clients who are ready to move on from our shelter programs, and helping them work through that process.

Housing Resources in the Community

Call 211 – general assistance resources in all areas provided by live operators

Housing Authority of Champaign County – 217-378-7100 (vouchers for subsidized housing)

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission – 217-328-3313 (homeless prevention rent assistance)

Cunningham Township – 217-384-4144 (family housing that is almost always full)

Champaign Township – 217-403-6120 (operates Strides emergency shelter)

Strides – 217-403-6150 (emergency sheltering for men and women)

Cunningham Children’s Home – 217-367-3728 (residential treatment and transitional living)

Eden Supportive Living – 217-903-5900 (housing for those with physical disabilities)

Salvation Army – 217-373-7825 (beds for veterans)

Merci’s Refuge – 217-378-4045 (Christian shelter for women)

Courage Connection – 217-384-4390 (domestic violence shelter for men and women)

Champaign County Health Care Consumers – 217-352-6533 (tiny home village project)

Rosecrance Crisis Residential Center – 866-330-8729 (2 week stabilization program/case management/medication)

The Pavilion – 217-373-1700 (mental health and substance abuse stabilization/medication; no long-term housing)

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