Rock Valley College

Emergency Housing

Motherhouse Crisis Nursery: Birth to 6 years. For emergency childcare 24 hour service.
1603 S. 4th St, Rockford, IL 61104.
24 hour hotline: (815) 962-4858
*Requirements are dependent on the program

Rockford MELD/Trinity: For women ages 16-21 and children
620 Kishwaukee, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 963-3369

Rockford Rescue Mission Men’s Crisis Shelter
715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 965-5332  

Rockford Rescue Mission, Women’s Crisis Shelter: Women and mothers with children, safe shelter, food and clothing for up to 90 days
809 Cedar St. Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 986-0393

Rockford Township Emergency Assistance: Emergency financial assistance that can include rental assistance and water bill disconnect
119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 962-8855

Shelter Care Ministries: 90 day short-term housing for families. Parents must be at least 21 and have legal custody of at least one child. Must be homeless for at least 6 months. In-take assessment required.
412 N. Church, Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 964-5520
Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm Mon - Fri.

Housing Program Applications are taken by the Single Point of Entry Program
(844) 710-6919
555 N. Court St., #301, Rockford, IL 61103

Long-Term Housing

Christian Life Retirement Centers-Two Locations: Both only have to pay 30% of adjusted income.

  • 250 Bienterra Tr, Rockford, IL, (815) 227-1400
    • Provides one-bedroom rental housing for low income seniors and disabled
    • (815) 227-1400
  • 2750 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61107, (815) 633-5544
    • Provides one and two bedroom rental housing for low income seniors and disabled

Grand Apartments: Low income studio apartments
1146  Broadway, Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 986-0299

Homeless Prevention Program: First month’s rent provided if applicant has income and as long as funding is still available
612 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 987-5685

Longwood Plaza: One-bedroom apartments for individuals age 55+ at or below 50% of median income. 1055 E. State St, Rockford, IL
(815) 965-8683

Rockford Housing Authority: Provides a variety of housing options to families and individuals with limited resources. Open M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
223 S. Winnebago St, Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 987-3830

Rockford Human Services: Rent assistance for those with low income. Open M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm.
612 N. Church St, Rockford, IL
(815) 987-5782

Rockford Township: Rent assistance for those w/o income. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:00pm
119 N. Church St, Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 962-8855

Rockford Rescue Mission: Housing and case management for adults
715 W. State St, Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 965-5332

Winnebago County Housing Authority: Housing for low income residents of Winnebago County. Open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
3617 Delaware St, Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 963-2133