Other Local Assistance Programs

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Here are some other local housing assistance programs if you need immediate housing assistance or don’t think Habitat is the right program for you at this time:


First Call for Help
405 S. State St. Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 352-6300
fax: (217) 352-9512
TTY (217) 352-0160

First Call for Help provides information about community resources, and referral and advocacy for those needing services from other agencies, as well as assessment of client needs for other agencies upon their request and coordination of charitable donations. It also provides limited emergency assistance when available to qualifying individuals, including referral to food pantries, rent, utility bill and prescription medication assistance.

Restoration Urban Ministries
1213 Parkland Ct Champaign, IL 61821
phone: (217) 355-2662

# Transitional Housing Program # Food Pantry # Clothing and Household goods distribution # Tutoring Program # Volunteer Opportunities # Community Service Work Program

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E-co Lab
110 S. Race St.  Suite 202  Urbana IL 61801
phone: (217) 344-1294

E-co lab is a non-profit organization based in Urbana, IL, committed to designing delightful and energy-efficient buildings to especially serve low- to middle-income families, providing them with safe, affordable, and environmentally healthy homes.

Homestead Corporation
306 W Griggs St Urbana, IL 61801
phone: (217) 344-1292

Homestead Corporation is a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) dedicated to providing access to decent, reasonably priced housing for residents of the Champaign-Urbana area with inadequate resources. Since 1993, Homestead Corporation has provided dozens of families and single residents with reasonably-priced, well-maintained homes through our housing programs, and we continue to explore new ways to meet the diverse and ongoing housing needs of area residents.

Metanoia Center
1313 N Clock St Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 355-6423

Metanoia Centers, Inc. Seeks to provide the means for people whose communities are in economic and social crises with high unemployment, drugs, violence and poor housing.  We teach them to become agents for community empowerment and community transformation.