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Blount, Jackson, DeKalb County rental and housing assistance.

Small dollar amounts of rental assistance is available in the region. Tenants facing eviction and the homeless of Blount, Jackson, or De Kalb County are some of the main recipients of these programs. Not only may there may a grant for helping with housing costs (such as back rent or a security deposit), but many of the charities also operate centers that provide free appliances or furniture.

Most of the agencies that have funds only help residents in their county. So the rent programs listed below are local in nature. However they often receive funding from the federal government (such as HUD) or the United Way. So therefore many local and national housing programs are used to stop homelessness and rehouse individuals.

However even if an organizations can't assist, they may have referrals to other regional De Kalb or Blount County services. This will help ensure some form of short term rent assistance is given to each qualified family.

Christian Care Center
Address is 2000 Watkins Ave NE
Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
Phone: (256) 845-2546
In a crisis, one time hotel vouchers may be given, but that is only for an extreme emergency. Other forms of assistance from the De Kalb County charity include money to pay rental deposits, help for moving, and shelter. If there is back rent owed, a loan may be provided.

Broad Street Church Of Christ
613 South Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL, 35768
Main phone - (256) 259-6162
They only help pay the last $50 (or so) of rent or energy bills. The applicant needs proof of that be the only amount owed. So a notice from a landlord/property owner or other documentation is needed. Low cost furniture (such as a bed) may also be sold to families in poverty, which frees up their money for their rental costs.




Henagar Baptist Church
10240 AL Hwy. 40
Henagar, AL, 35978
(256) 657-4800
Financial help for housing is only for residents of the Henagar area. Whether it is rent, water bills, or eviction prevention, help is offered. The church also does not discriminate and assists everyone from single moms to senior citizens or the disabled.

Health Services Center, Inc
125 Goodyear Avenue
Gadsden, AL, 35903
The 501 c3 non-profit covers the entire area, including Jackson and Blount County. Transitional housing, emergency shelter for women or men and permanent housing placement is available for people with AIDs or HIV. There may also be grants available for paying up front rent costs or deposit expenses.

Hope House – Oneonta
1000 Lincoln Avenue Suite B
Oneonta, Alabama, 35121
For information, call (205) 625-4673
Help is for Blount County residents. There is financial aid for rent, substance abuse counseling, housing and legal aid for domestic violence survivors, and a thrift store with household items.

Salvation Army - DeKalb County
450 N Gault Avenue
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: 997-0858




Society Of St. Vincent De Paul – St. Jude Church
17205 Al Highway 35
Scottsboro, AL, 35768
Main phone: (256) 259-6282
There may be some funds for rent to stop homelessness. An eviction letter is needed.


By Jon McNamara











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