Resources – Housing and Shelter
These resource pages are intended for current guests, former guests, or anyone in Lawrence / Douglas County at risk of homelessness.
If you fall into any of these categories, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at the shelter. Your email will be received by one of our staff, who will write you back promptly in order to provide support and advice.
On these pages you can find resources organized under the clickable headings in the resources menu.
Please note that we only post links to resources that explicitly and specifically target our local community here in Lawrence / Douglas County.
Please click here to suggest new resources (targeting our local community only, please), offer corrections, or report broken links.
Housing and Shelter
American Red Cross
1321 SW Topeka Boulevard
Food, lodging, clothing for disaster.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
200 Maine Street
Provides homeless outreach program assists individuals and families with and without mental illness in locating housing.
DARE (Drop-in and Rest) Center
944 Kentucky Street
785-856-0698 / 785-764-2095
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 2-6 pm. A daily refuge with basic services to provide physical and emotional comfort for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
2518 Ridge Court
Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, seasonal and holiday, school supplies, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management, food pantry.
Family Promise of Lawrence
PO Box 266, Lawrence, KS 66044
Provides transitional housing for families with children through an interfaith network of congregations.
Habitat for Humanity
720 Connecticut Street
Builds and rehabilitates houses working alongside families in need of decent shelter with income in the range of 30%-60% of the HUD median local income. These rehabilitated homes are sold for the cost of materials with a zero-interest mortgage.
Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI)
1195 SW Buchanan, Suite 101
Private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals through tenant or landlord counseling, and financial planning programs
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Avenue
Provides affordable housing to Douglas County residents with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income. Offers case management services, public housing, Housing Choice Voucher applications, and rent deduction information.
Oxford House of Kansas
1620 19th Street Terrace, 785-842-1621 (Men)
318 California Street, 785-424-7979 (Women)
Oxford House has as its primary goal the provision of housing and rehabilitative support for the alcoholic and drug addict who wants to stop drinking or using drugs and stay stopped.
Rental Assistance, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs.
Rental Help: Kansas, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs, and see the list of resources specific to Kansas.
Tenants to Homeowners, Inc.
2518 Ridge Court, Suite 103
Offers financial rent support and low-interest microloans to renters experiencing COVID-affected income. Provides The Home Purchase Project which builds or rehabilitates homes, then sells them to eligible buyers for affordable prices.
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Call for address
785-843-3333 / 1-800-770-3030
Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.