HOUSING PROGRAMS

Effective January 1, 2015, Shelter Care Ministries no longer takes applications for its housing programs. All families who are homeless and interested in our housing programs must contact the Single Point of Entry at 844-710-6919 or visit their office at 612 N. Church Street., Rockford, IL 61103. 

Emergency Housing Program Overview

Please see criteria and program requirements below.
Criteria

  • Short term shelter in private furnished apartment
  • Every family is assigned a Housing Advocate who assists with benefit acquisition, advocates on behalf of resident as needed, and supports the family as they work their plan.
  • Resident sets own agenda and goals; Housing Advocate holds resident accountable.
  • Adult members of the household meet with advocate to work on a plan to end their episode of homelessness as quickly as possible.
  • Resident and agency both agree to a high standard of upkeep on the housing property.

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Family consists of adult(s) head of household with minor children in his/her custody
  • Family is literally homeless

How to Apply:  Call Single Point of Entry at 844-710-6919

 

Transitional Housing Program Overview

Please see criteria and program requirements below.
Criteria

  • Mid-length housing in private furnished apartment
  • Every family is assigned a Housing Advocate who assists with benefit acquisition, advocates on behalf of resident as needed, and supports the family as they work their plan.
  • Resident sets own agenda and goals; Housing Advocate holds resident accountable.
  • Adult members of the household meet regularly with advocate to work on a plan to end their episode of homelessness as quickly as possible.
  • Resident and agency both agree to a high standard of upkeep on the housing property.

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Family is literally homeless
  • Adult(s) has minor children in his/her custody

How To Apply:  Call Single Point of Entry at 844-710-6919

Rapid Rehousing Program Overview

Please see criteria and program requirements below.
Criteria

  • Families self-select a rental property in the community. The lease is between the family and the property owner.
  • Agency pays 1st month's rent and deposit.
  • Family pays 30% of income towards rent starting second month.
  • Each family is assigned a Housing Advocate who assists with selecting an affordable rental property, obtaining benefits, and advocates on behalf of resident as needed and supports the family as they work their program plan.
  • Resident sets own agenda and goals: Housing Advocate holds resident accountable.
  • Adult members of the household are required to meet regularly with Housing Advocate.
  • Resident and agency both agree to a high standard of upkeep on the housing property.

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Family consists of adult(s) head of household with minor children in his/her custody.
  • Family is literally homeless.
  • Family has a desire to rent privately in the community and agrees to create a plan to increase income to afford market-rate rent.

How To Apply:  Call Single Point of Entry at 844-710-6919

Permanent Supportive Housing Program Overview

Three programs are available: Veteran Family Permanent Supportive Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing for Families who are chronically homeless and Disability Permanent Supportive Housing.

All programs are designed for families who are currently homeless and have a head of household member with a chronic mental or physical disability.

Please see criteria and program requirements below.
Criteria

  • Long-term support to families experiencing homelessness and looking for the opportunity to stabilize their lives.
  • Rent will be paid by Shelter Care.
  • Program participant pays their own utilities.
  • Participants agree to create a program plan, meet regularly with a Housing Advocate and be accountable for their choices.

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Family is literally homeless.
  • Head of household has a disability.
  • Adult(s) has minor children in his/her custody.

How to Apply: Call Single Point of Entry at 844-710-6919