Several non-profits provide rent help to struggling low income families in Baldwin County. Not everyone will qualify for aid, and the funds may run out during the course of the year. But the goal is to provide some sort of financial help, ranging from assistance with rent to paying for moving costs, a security deposit, or referring the client to a government grant program.
As part of the application process, the individual should bring proof of income, identification for all household members, and details on how they will pay their housing costs in the future. The Baldwin County Alabama agencies will tend to focus any rental assistance on those people who show the ability to be self-sufficient.
Also, there are some cases in which the client will be given an interest free loan for their rent arrears as this ensure they are responsible for some of the risk as well. Whether it is funds for mortgage, energy costs, or rent, the leading non-profits are below.
Community Action Agency Of Baldwin County - South Alabama
Address is 26440 North Pollard Road
Daphne, AL 36526
Call (251) 626-2646
Direct aid from the non-profit is available as well as referrals. There is emergency solution grants for paying rent or energy bills, information on free legal aid, emergency LIHEAP for utility bills to prevent homelessness, and other eviction help.
Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
Address is 564 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Emergency financial aid includes rental assistance, food, counseling, and information on job placement among other services.
South Baldwin Office of Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
Location is 102 West Spruce
Foley, Alabama 36535
Dial (251) 943-3445
Low income households in the southern part of the county can call this non-profit. One time funds for bills including rent, housing, and more is provided.
Christian Service Center
317 Dolphin Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
The charity provides support regardless of religion. Find help for housing, rent, holiday programs, and other aid.
HUD Section 8
The local PHA – Housing Authority can arrange housing and rent subsidies for very low income families (including seniors and the disabled) with a source of income. There is also self-sufficiency, counseling, and ongoing support.
Catholic Social Services - Baldwin County
23010 Highway 59 North
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Homeless prevention services range from temporary rent help to loans, shelter, and more. The charity may have security deposit assistance and permanent housing placement into a new apartment. Clients range from senior citizens to the disabled and tenants living in poverty in Baldwin County.
Legal Services of Baldwin County
Telephone: (866) 456-4995
The goal of the lawyers are to ensure safe and affordable housing. They deal with civil issues, such as eviction letters, landlords suing over unpaid rent, and other tenant disputes.
Christian Service Center Of Baldwin County
17 Dolphin Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542
For information/applications call 251-968-5256
They provide rent assistance and basic needs as well, such as furniture or referrals to a shelter. There is also information on transitional housing, support victims of violence, and assistance for veterans.
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