Housing Programs for Single Moms

Many families struggle to find affordable housing for their families.

This process can be overwhelming and sometimes just down right endless. The good news is help is out there, and you can find it right here on Singlemom.com.

Some of the programs we cover are HUD, Emergency & Transitional Housing Program, for Illinois, and Mercy Housing Live in Hope; which Develops, finances and operates affordable, program-enriched housing communities for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.

Providing a home for your family is one of the most important things a parent can do, but if you are feeling lost, just know there is Homeless Prevention assistance out there as well.

Ohio Assistance Programs

Community and Family Support Program

OWF stands for Ohio Works First which is the financial assistance part of Ohio’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. OWF was established to provide time-limited assistance to eligible families. OWF provides cash benefits to eligible, needy families for up to 36 months. Program Requirements To qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Ohio, a  Read More »

Colorado Housing Assistance

Affordable housing can be a particular challenge for single mothers. Housing assistance for single mothers in Colorado is available primarily through federal government programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This federal government program works in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Housing to provide low income rental assistance, emergency shelters, and specialized shelters for cases  Read More »

Salvation Army USA

Salvation Army USA

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Salvation Army – Central Territory Salvation Army – Southern  Read More »

Regional Employer-Assisted Collaboration for Housing, Illinois

REACH - Illinois

Employer-assisted housing (EAH) is a cost effective, easy to administer, hassle free way for employers to help their employees buy or rent homes close to work. When working families are not able to live close to work, their long commutes contribute to traffic congestion, dependence on foreign oil, and air pollution. Unstable and unaffordable housing markets, as well as neighborhoods  Read More »

Catholic Charities – Tampa, FL

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities offers services and programs that meet the important needs of individuals and families in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. Their services are available to everyone without regard to race, religion, age, ethnicity or gender. SHELTERS of HOPE Through the Ministries of Mercy, “Shelter Ministry,” Catholic Charities Shelters of Hope provide a safe, living environment which families  Read More »

2-1-1 Connecting People in Need with Community Services


2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that brings people and services together. Call 211 for emergency help with affordable housing and basic human needs, help with addiction prevention programs for teenage children, help for aging parents, for identifying support groups, and much more (see below). Services are provided by United Way Worldwide and the Alliance for Information and Referral  Read More »

CoAbode – Single Mothers House Sharing

House sharing

…It may not take a village, but (through CoAbode), single moms are finding it’s easier to raise their children when they share a home. The tight economy is a key reason, but single moms are rethinking what constitutes a thriving family. – Time Magazine Mission: CoAbode’s mission is to provide support and services that connect women raising children alone. Thru  Read More »

Mercy Housing Live in Hope

Mercy Housing

Develops, finances and operates affordable, program-enriched housing communities for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. Mercy Housing serves nearly 140,000 people on any given day. They have participated in the development, preservation and/or financing of more than 41,000 affordable homes. They are one of only a few national  Read More »

HUD – Rental Assistance & Low-rent Apartment Search


HUD’s (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities  Read More »