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National and International Resources for the Homeless - Housing, HUD, DPSS, Women's Shelters, National and International Shelters

National Shelters for the Homeless

Map of National Resources for Shelters

Housing and Basic Needs

Housing resources for homeless seniors:

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community through programs designed to both alleviate hardship and promote health, personal responsibility, and economic independence. The Department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County:

HUD The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 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 free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

Click for a list of HUD programs and resources:

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Mercy Housing gives a home to low-income families, seniors, individuals and people with special needs.  Mercy Housing serves more than 144,000 people on any given day. We have participated in the development, preservation and/or financing of nearly 43,000 affordable homes. We are one of only a few national organizations that provide affordable housing for all low- and moderate-income populations. We serve families, seniors, and people with special needs with the full spectrum of affordable housing, including supportive housing for the formerly homeless, transitional housing, permanent rental, and affordable homeownership opportunities.

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Rental Assistance provides listings of Rental Assistance resources to help you cover your long-term and immediate rental needs. We list both government plans and non-profit rental assistance organizations. We do not provide monetary rental assistance ourselves as we are only a listing service. We advise visitors to contact the locations listed on the website for rental assistance.

There are many local and national rental assistance programs that provide assistance to the underserved and low income persons. You must qualify for these programs. That is why we provide information, phone numbers, and websites.

These are hard to locate resources that we provide to you in one website.

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PATH is a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities throughout Southern California. We strive to do this by prioritizing housing while providing customized supportive services for people in need. Our agencies each address homelessness in a different waysupportive services, permanent housing development, support for homeless families, and community engagementall of which ultimately help the people we serve make it home.

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Home For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L.A. County by 2016. The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader’s Task Force on Homelessness, a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Our most unique feature is that we publish the direct phone numbers and website URL's of properties, without directing you through a middle man. Most online apartment websites send visitors through third party phone numbers and online contact forms simply to collect a commission. Our website is completely free and our goal is not to get the next commission.

We also allow property owners to post their properties on our website for free at no cost.

Homeless Shelters and Programs

Links to shelter sites:
Canada Homeless Shelters and Services by Province


In Honor of My Sister, Friend Vivi Lekens Resources for Belgium.

Contact this source to get numerous resources.
Opération Thermos Liège A.S.B.L.
Rue Chevaufosse, 80, 4000 Liège, Belgium

+32 487 55 90 07