• Homelessness, Shelters, Housing Assistance
    Rock County Job Center
    1900 Center Avenue Janesville, WI 53546

    Wisconsin Housing Search
    Free searching and listing of rental housing
    Detailed listings that can include pictures, maps, eligibility requirements (if applicable), and information about nearby amenities such as hospitals and schools
    Simple and detailed search options that are easy to use
    Tools include an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and information about renters' rights and responsibilities
    24/7 access online and support from a toll-free, bilingual call center, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    A resource for families displaced during times of disaster
    Salvation Army
    628 BROAD BELOIT, WI 53511
    Families that are working can get emergency rental assistance that is paid directly to the landlord upon them finding a place. It usually covers security deposit and/or first months rent.

    Beloit Housing Authority
    100 State St. Beloit, WI
    Public housing administration section eight rent subsidy assistance applications Mon, Tue, Thurs, and Fri 8am-5pm. No applications accepted on Wednesdays. The BHA administers two basic HUD housing rental assistance programs- Public Housing and Section 8. All applicants are pulled from the waiting lists. Families must be income eligible per HUD guidelines and not owe the BHA or any other housing authority money.
    The BHA does not have emergency or immediate housing assistance.
    To apply the following is required: social security cards for all family members, certified birth certificates, and picture ID's for all family members 18 or over, verification of income.
    Reasons for denial include but not limited to: Background of criminal activity including drugs, registered sex offenders, and previous renting history.

    Beloit Domestic Violence Center
    608-365-1119, 608-364-1065
    Toll Free:  (866) 723-3018,   (866) 723-3018
    a. 24 hour crisis, information and referral lines.  b. Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. c. Legal advocacy d. Support groups. e. Safety, housing and financial planning for victims f. Children's services

    Hands of Faith
    608-363-0683, 608-751-5600
    Accepts families in a 24-hour program providing: Overnight Accommodations, Three Meals a Day, Day Center Case Management, Van Transportation Support

    The Sparrow’s Nest
    24 hour shelter for homeless. Must be out of shelter weekdays from 9am - 5pm.

    House of Mercy
    320 Lincoln St. Janesville, WI 53548
    Short-term housing (up to 30 days) for single women and families
    Support services provided by ECHO, Community Action, Lutheran Social Services and other partner organizations
    Supported in part by donations from individuals and organizationsUW Extensions offers a cooking class once a month for residents to help develop their meal planning and preparation skills.