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Help with rent in Blount County.

Find help for paying rent in Blount County Tennessee. Programs throughout the Maryville region provide tenants with one time, short term rental assistance as well as other housing support. This ranges from shelter to security deposit help, section 8 vouchers, and free legal aid to stop evictions.

Almost all of the non-profits that offer funds will assign the applicant with a case manager. They will process applications as well as review a copy of the lease, determine if qualified for rent assistance, and review other criteria. If the applicant is homeless then programs assessed will include shelters, security deposits grants, and/or rapid rehousing. Note that much of the rent help in Blount County is available from referrals only, and seniors, single parents, and the disabled often take priority.

Blount County office of Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness
Address is 903 McCammon Ave.
Maryville, Tennessee 37801
(865) 982-7616
Services include case management, referrals to government rent programs including ESG (Emergency Solution Grants), shelter, and more. Any funds for paying housing, mortgage, rent or utility needs are limited to referrals, and combined with self-sufficiency.

Legal Aid of Blount County
307 Ellis Ave
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 981-1818
Lawyers work with tenants and the homeless on a pro-bono basis. Free eviction defense services, referrals to rent or financial aid programs, benefit application help, and other legal support is arranged.

Good Neighbors of Blount County
Main office is 320 West Broadway Ave
Maryville, Tennessee 37801
Phone: (865) 681-5420
One time rent payment assistance is available. Other funds, or loans ,can help pay energy costs, security deposits, and address additional housing needs. Clients need to pay a portion of the arrears on their bills, including rent.

 

 

 

 

Blount County Community Action Agency
Address is 3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville, TN 37803
(865) 983-8411
All financial assistance is for short term needs. Then case management is used to bring the tenant/family towards housing stability, and only then may rent or other support be given.

Piney Grove Baptist Church at Hope For Today
Maryville, TN 37803
Only cancer patients are assisted. The main phone number is (865) 983-4948
The charity offers financial aid (rent, gas, etc.) along with counseling to cancer patients who lack insurance and are low income.

Temporary Shelter Program from Family Promise
Office address: 1633 Louisville Road
Alcoa, Tennessee 37701
(865) 233-4737
The transitional housing/shelter is given for 90 days only. They also coordinate permanent home placement, refer to child care, deposit programs, and more.

Maryville Housing Authority
Address is 311 Atlantic Ave, Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 983-4958
Very low income families, single moms, or the elderly may apply for public housing. This is part of HUD section 8 rent assistance programs, in which vouchers are used with the tenant and landlord. The rent program allows private homes or apartments in Blount County to be used as well.

 

 

By Jon McNamara

 

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