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Housing Resources for Students

The FAST Fund is student advocacy non-profit that deals specifically with small grants for emergency situations. Housing is more ongoing need, and these are some of our fellow community advocates who are here to help.



Community Advocates —- 414-270-4646 (rent help line) 

Provide rental and energy assistance to low income families once per year 


Social Development Commission —- 414-906-2700 (1730 W North Ave) Rental Assistance for city of Milwaukee residents— apply online 

Also provides free tax preparation services 


Milwaukee Housing Authority —414-286-5824 (809 N Broadway) 

27 locations in Milwaukee with 4,000 affordable apartments for low income adults, families, seniors, disabled, and veterans. 


Sojourner Truth House — 414-276-1911 (619 W Walnut St) 

53 bed facility focusing on domestic violence prevention with intervention services. They provide food, clothing, transportation, security, counseling,etc. 


Hope House — 414-645-2122 (209 W Orchard St) 

Homeless shelter for women 

Families seeking immediate shelter call 414-733-0211 


Milwaukee Women’s Center — 414-449-4777 (728 N James Lovell St) Division of Community Advocates 414-270-4646 

40 bed Emergency Shelter for women and children with case management Bottomless closet for adult clothing 


Milwaukee Rescue Mission — 414-344-2211 (830 N. 19th Street) 

Safe harbor for men with short term needs. Provides meals, clothing, and programs. 


Joy House — 414-344-3774 (830 N 19th St) serves women and children Division of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission 414-344-2211 

Provides food, clothing, and programs, not shelter 

MRM equipt 414-345-4141 (Kristin for clothing and exceptions) 


House of Peace — 414-933-1300 (1702 W Walnut) 

Free clothing by appointment 

Food, pampers, formula (need ID and babies birth certificate) 


The Salvation Army — 414-265-6360 (1730 N 7th Street) 

120 bed emergency lodging for individuals and families 

Assigned a caseworker to developed plan

Thrift stores multiple locations on website 


St Vincent de Paul of Milwaukee — 414-462-7837 

Meal programs and thrift stores (locations on website) 

Call to request help 


Casa Maria Hospitality House — 414-344-5745 (1131 N. 21st) 

They have more than one house and provide shelter for single mothers and their children. Also can provide furniture, clothing, and food for longer term needs. 


The Benedict Center — 414-347-1774 

Legal support and advocacy for domestic violence 


Lutheran Social Service of Wis and UP— 414-246-2300 (6737 W Washington in West Allis) Housing and support services for individuals and families https://www.lsswis.org/


Walkers Point Family and Youth Center — 414-647-8200 (24 hour helpline) 2030 W National Av Programs and housing for youth 11 to 17 

Long term housing for homeless youth 18 to 24 with support services Scattered housing sites 


Pathfinders — 414-964-2565 (4200 N Holton Street) 

Runaway and homeless youth services and case management 

Shelter for youth 11 to 17 

Crisis counseling for youth 18 to 21 

Drop in center for food, clothing, laundry, showers 

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