Rental Assistance can prevent homelessness for residents of Urbana with sufficient income. Homeless Assistance can keep people from being evicted once they receive a 5-day notice OR assist homeless residents with sufficient income to get into permanent housing by providing a grant to cover the deposit and/or first month’s rent. This assistance is ONLY for rent and/or deposit and is available to a household ONCE in a 2-year period. Applicants must show evidence they have income that is at least twice the amount of their rent in order to qualify for this program.
Download the Rental Assistance Application here, Versión de Aplicación de Asistencia Aquiler en Español, or complete it online.
Applicants will also need to submit:
- Consent to release information
- Lease (photocopy, photo, or scan)
- ID (photocopy, photo, or scan)
- Social Security Card (photocopy, photo, or scan)
- Proof of income for the past 30 days
Applications and all documents can be submitted in the mail slot in our office front door or emailed to email@example.com at any time. Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted. Those with questions can email our office, call 217-384-4144, or text 309-583-8816.