Are you experiencing loss of income due to the pandemic and worry about maintaining stable housing?

Visit our Emergency Housing Assistance page to learn more about available rent, mortgage or utilities assistance.

Are you experiencing homelessness in west suburban Cook County or, do you know someone who is?

Due to COVID-19, Housing Forward’s PADS Emergency Shelter is closed. The Entry Point Walk-In Office in Oak Park is open by appointment only and the Support Center in Maywood is closed indefinitely. To access temporary housing for those who are unsheltered please use our NEW intake process.

Here are three ways to get help:



Calls will be answered 24/7 and routed to the appropriate provider.


To notify us of an unsheltered person.


Designed for social service provider referrals.

Homeless Prevention Call Line:  877-4-COOK-15 / 877-426-6515

Click here for a downloadable flyer outlining our new intake process in English and Spanish.

Our Service Area:

Bellwood · Berwyn · Broadview · Cicero · Elmwood Park · Forest Park · Forest View · Franklin Park · Hillside · Maywood · Melrose Park · Northlake · Oak Park · River Forest · River Grove · Schiller Park · Stone Park · Westchester