To support you in this work, we have compiled housing, financial, and training resources below.

Prevention & Housing Resources

Resources in this section include Continuum of Care contact directories, hotlines for services and housing, and resources for fair housing legal assistance.

Financial Supports

Resources in this section include FAFSA information on eligibility of students who are homeless and statewide resources for students in care and individuals who may need Medicaid, SNAP, or cash assistance.

Training & Advocacy

Resources in this section provide information and professional development on issues of homelessness. This section also features organizations at the state and national level that research and advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

2024 HOUSE Summit

Assisting HOUSE Liaisons, Benefits Navigators & Others in Addressing Students’ Fundamental Needs

Data is Knowledge

  • Deana Schenk, Illinois Community College Board
  • Ashley Lewis, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Anna Wandtke, Rock Valley College
  • Presentation Slides

Supporting Undocumented Students and English Language Learners

  • Britt Pisto, Illinois Community College Board
  • Dena Giacometti, Illinois Community College Board
  • Presentation Slides

Supportive Housing 101 


  • Ashley Lewis, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Melissa Van, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Patty Zuccarello, Zuccarello and Associates
  • Presentation Slides

Continuum of Care Overview

2023 HOUSE Summit

Overview of HOME Illinois

Impact of Homelessness on the LGBTQIA+ Community


Homelessness & Youth in Care

Highlighting Student Supports