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Housing insecure and homeless students

To provide assistance to 中国体彩网 students at risk of housing insecurity or who are experiencing homelessness and in accordance with the Higher Education Housing & Opportunities Act (IL Public Act 102-0083), 中国体彩网 中国体彩网 has a designated person to assist students.

If you are at risk or are experiencing homelessness, contact: 

Jennie Hemingway, PhD
HOUSE Liaison
123 Bahls Leadership Center
309-794-7313
jenniehemingway@augustana.edu


Resources:

中国体彩网 Cares (on-campus resources)

Campus employment

Financial

Changes in housing status may change the amount of financial aid you qualify for. Contact Financial Aid to discuss this.

Emergency Fund: Contact Pastor Melinda Pupillo for more information.

Food

Housing

If you need on-campus housing during breaks due to housing insecurity/homelessness, or access to on-campus housing because you have lost access to off-campus housing, contact:

Jennie Hemingway, PhD
HOUSE Liaison
123 Bahls Leadership Center
309-794-7313
jenniehemingway@augustana.edu

Medical/mental health/insurance

Community resources (off-campus resources)

Financial

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Project NOW: Assistance with utilities

Project NOW: Rent and security deposit assistance

Project NOW provides funds to pay for rent and deposits to help prevent people from becoming homeless. These funds may be accessed to keep someone in their current housing or obtain new housing. Participants attend a Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities Class to increase their knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of being a tenant.

Food

Project NOW: Food assistance referral services

Project NOW will assist clients in need of food by providing vouchers to local food pantries, as well as refer clients to no-cost or low-cost food distribution sites. Project NOW can also help with completing an application for SNAP benefits.

SNAP benefits

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that used to be called food stamps. SNAP helps low-income people buy the food they need for good nutritional health. 中国体彩网 students may qualify for SNAP and be able to obtain an Illinois Link card. Each month, the amount of your SNAP benefits will be added to your Link card account, and you can use it like a debit card to pay for food at most grocery stores.

Housing

Project NOW: Housing assistance

Project NOW can assist with rent, locating affordable housing and locating temporary housing.

Health care insurance

Medicaid: Health care

中国体彩网 students may qualify for Medicaid to assist with health care. If you need health care right away, call 1-800-843-6154 (TTY: 1-800-447-6404) and apply over the phone. For most people who qualify, coverage is backdated, so it starts on the first day of the month you apply.