Resolving
and preventing homelessness.

Right now, dozens of people in our community have no place to live—including adults who go to work every day and kids who go to school.


Stories

Some of our clients are not able to work due to crisis or disability. Some clients are professionals with college degrees who’ve hit hard times. Many clients are working or underemployed at minimum wage, struggling to support themselves or their families.

“After being married for 22 years my world was turned upside-down. I was facing an unexpected divorce, the only option I saw for a better life for myself and my 8-year-old daughter. I knew it wouldn't be easy but I wasn't prepared for just how hard it was. We were facing living in my car when a friend took me to Housing Opportunities.”

K.P.

“I was overwhelmed with the pressure of not being able to find adequate work to support my family along with the seriousness of being evicted. Today, I am pursuing a full-time position in the health care field as I conquer the childcare issues I face, hand-in-hand with Housing Opportunities.”

D.H.

“My husband and I are both on disability and I have cancer. We were facing foreclosure and had been working with our lender for over a year to get help. We thought we were on the right track and then suddenly our lender stopped the repayment plan. Amazingly, with the help of our Housing Opportunities counselor, we saved our home. I don't know what we would have done without Housing Opportunities.”

G.W. & M.W.

in 2017

238children housed

406adults housed

98homes saved

168families are currently experiencing homelessness in our community.

1 in 3 clients is a child.

Housing challenges can affect people of any gender, age, or socioeconomic status.

Programs

Housing Opportunities is a community-sustained nonprofit that resolves and prevents homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in Porter and LaPorte counties. Above all, we provide hope to clients experiencing homelessness and its effects.

  • Emergency Housing

    Clients seeking emergency housing undergo a criminal background check and have to provide a valid Porter County ID

  • Showers, laundry facilities, and computer access are part of this safe, supportive place for individuals pursuing employment and housing solutions

  • For qualifying clients with low income

  • For individuals with a diagnosed disability

  • To quickly get individuals experiencing homelessness back into a home with temporary rental assistance

  • To help renters understand leases, tenant and landlord responsibilities, and budgeting

  • Helping homeowners in financial trouble keep their homes

  • Helping clients achieve a brighter future

Give Today

Funded in part by state and federal grants, Housing Opportunities is sustained by community volunteers, local partners, and donors like you.

As our community works together to resolve homelessness where we live, everyone benefits. Will you help resolve and prevent homelessness in our community? Make a tax-deductible donation today.

Donate

$35 = One day of safe housing

$250 = One week of safe housing

$1000 = One month of safe housing

Housing Opportunities is a HUD-approved and state-certified housing 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves Northwest Indiana.

Coming Up

Don Quijote
Restaurant Fundraiser

Enjoy a Spanish buffet, silent auction, live music, and raffle. Help benefit those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Tickets

SHAREity
Raffle

Support several regional nonprofits at this yearly raffle event including $266,000 in cash and prizes.

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Trivia Night

Come enjoy a night of trivia to benefit the community while you test your team’s know-how!

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Help resolve and prevent homelessness in our community!

Volunteers like you stock our food pantry, coordinate fundraising events, and staff our day resource center where someone experiencing homeless can come for a meal or a shower—and be welcomed by a friendly face.