Emergency Rent and Mortgage

Just one obstacle – a health emergency, job loss or accident – can result in a housing crisis.  PRC intervenes with neighbors at risk of homelessness to develop strategies to help them stay stable, and housed.

People’s Resource Center (PRC) provides Homeless Prevention services including rent, security deposit, and mortgage assistance to prevent eviction and homelessness of individuals or families experiencing a shot-term economic crisis.  The program also assists homeless or displaced households with securing new housing by providing financial assistance and/or supportive services.

  • If you have never visited us before, click here for more information on connecting with our partner agencies through the DuPage County Continuum of Care.
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PRC’s Homeless Prevention Program is required to maintain a Privacy Notice.  The Privacy Notice describes the information we collect, how we manage that information and your rights and choices pertaining to that information.

Seniors invited to Defer Property Taxes  

Qualified senior citizens, aged 65 years and older are invited to apply for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program. The program allows participants to defer property tax payment until the property is sold. The deferral is treated as a loan and accrues 6 percent simple interest until paid. To qualify, the applicant’s household income cannot exceed $65,000. Additionally, the property must be used exclusively for residential purposes.  

The application period closes March 1, 2024. For more information, contact the DuPage County Treasurer’s Office at 630-407-5900 or www.dupageco.org/treasurer.   

Gwen Henry, Treasurer. 


Who can use Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance?

To qualify for assistance you must be a current PRC client who lives in, or is moving to DuPage County. Households must be able to meet and document eligibility criteria to receive financial assistance with their rent or mortgage.  PRC clients can learn about eligibility requirements here. Click here for HPP brochure.


How to Get Started

To request emergency financial assistance,  call 630-682-5402, extension 323 or email socialservices@peoplesrc.org and leave a message with your name, phone number, and a short explanation of your situation. You will receive a call back from a volunteer or staff member.

You will get a call back from our department to complete a screening to see if your situation meets our program requirements.

Please see the map below for the locations where PRC offers free services throughout DuPage County.
Click each location on the map to learn more.

1 in 3
DuPage families
are at a risk of homelessness.

Times PRC social services connected neighbors to local resources last year.

Our Mission

People’s Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois.