Rutherford County assistance programs.

There are a few different places to turn to for help in Rutherford County. They include those programs, services and resources listed below.

Heating and cooling bills

The Rutherford County government runs a Crisis Intervention Program. This energy bill assistance program will assist residents with paying heating or cooling bills. The aid is targeted at solving emergencies for families with children, the elderly in the area or disabled adults who are experiencing a life-threatening or health-related crisis. Recipients of the cash grants from the program must meet certain eligibility requirements including citizenship, income limits, and in addition a crisis situation must exist. You need to apply for this utility bill program. Dial (828) 287-6282 to learn more or apply.

Information on assistance programs

The Salvation Army has a local office in Forest City, and it can be called at (828) 287-0119. While the agency may from time to time have limited funding for helping to prevent an eviction and pay rent, or money for a utility goal, the main purpose of the agency is to provide information. They can direct people to various North Carolina and federal government programs. They also have information on local charities and non-profit organizations.

Emergency financial assistance and support

Call Yokefellow Service Center at 828-287-0776. This organization provides qualified individuals with access to emergency assistance, grant programs for bills and housing expenses and other services. Call the agency for more information.

Housing and rent assistance - Not only may direct financial aid or a grant be offered, but it is combined with counseling and, if needed, landlord - tenant mediation. Across Rutherford County are agencies that are committed to ending homelessness. They do the best they have, even though funds for security deposits or rent are limited. Find who to call for applications. Click more information.





Food, shelter, and possibly clothing

If you need food, clothing, shelter, or information on your options, call any of the following.

  • Corner Ministries - Henrietta. Dial 828-657-5331
  • Youth House - Rutherfordton. Phone 828-287-7555

Housing programs, rent assistance formation, and foreclosure programs

Family Resources of Rutherford County coordinates with a variety of local agencies to offer assistance to qualified families and individuals in the area. They can direct people to housing and foreclosure assistance programs, as well as a host of other options. Call the Spindale Agency at 828-286-4191.









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