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Rent assistance programs Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Get details on Charlotte North Carolina based charities near you that provide low income families rental assistance and provide help for other housing needs. The churches, government assistance programs and non-profit agencies listed below partner together, offer referrals, and will also use government funds in an effort to prevent or stop future homelessness. They offer help with rent or security deposits, low income apartments, and other housing solutions in the greater Mecklenburg County NC region as well.

The funding from the different non-profits and charities is limited. There will often be a waiting list in place, and only a small portion of an approved clients rent may be paid. Those with an imminent eviction will often receive priority. There may also be free lawyers to fight an eviction in Mecklenburg County, applications to section 8 housing rent vouchers and other support.

The staff at each charity or government agency may also have referrals available to emergency, immediate rental assistance. Or they can direct qualified individuals and families to other low income housing options. Priority will often be given to applicants with an eviction notice, or to those deemed to be most at risk in Charlotte, such as the elderly, disabled, or families with children.

Organizations that help with paying rent, security deposits and more in Charlotte NC area

American Red Cross
Based in Charlotte, this local office of the national non-profit can help those tenants that may be homeless due to a disaster, such as a fire or flood. Short term rent, shelter, or motel vouchers may be offered in these cases, along with basic needs such as clothing or furniture. 704-376-1661

Charlotte Area Fund
901 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Dial the center at (704) 372-3010
One of the primary non-profits for Mecklenburg County. Numerous financial assistance is available, including for rental payments, security deposits, or utility costs. They also help with home modifications.




Charlotte Emergency Housing (CEH)
Social workers coordinate temporary housing for clients. There may be referrals to more permanent solutions too, or referrals to section 8 HUD vouchers. A key partner is the government and the non-profits often uses grants for coordinating financial help. Call 704-335-5488

Charlotte Rescue Mission
Provides shelter, meals, and more to the homeless in the county. Numerous services and assistance programs are available to the poor and less fortunate.

Mecklenburg Crisis Assistance Ministry
Location - 500 Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: 704-371-3001
Some of what may be available includes landlord - tenant mediation, eviction prevention, emergency rent help, and advocacy. Read more on how to get rent help from Crisis Ministry of Charlotte.

Jackson Park Ministries
The agency a Transformational Housing Program (18 to 24 month program) for single Mothers with children under the age of 18 or Married Couples (husband and wife) with children under the age of 18. There is a waiting list for this program.
The location is 5415 Airport Drive Charlotte, NC 28208. Call the charity at 704-392-4981

Matthews HELP Center
Address is 119 N. Ames Street
Matthews, NC 28105
Dial 704-847-8383
Can help address basic needs of the poor, low income, unemployed, and those facing a crisis. Various social services are coordinated.





A Child’s Place
Location is 601 East 5th Street, Suite 130
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Dial the center at 704-343-3790
This non-profit focuses on children in Mecklenburg County and the city itself. The goal is to give them a stable living environment, help their families or loved ones pay the rent, and offer food and school supplies. Clothing, personal hygiene products and more is offered as well.

The Charlotte Housing Authority, or CHA, has several offices in the city and Mecklenburg County. A number of programs are offered. There is the section 8 HUD housing choice voucher program for paying rent, low income apartments, public housing and more. They also operate housing for seniors, the disabled, and working poor. But the low rent apartments are income based, and the main office is at 400 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203. Dial (704) 336-5183.

Neighborhood Development (City of Charlotte)
Offers loans to help with housing improvements and rehabilitation.
600 East Fourth St.
Charlotte, 28202
Main phone number is 704-336-2016

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing deposit or rent help is available using HUD grants. Clients of this service can be provided money for paying back rent due to a landlord to moving costs or security deposits. Any loan from an agency, or cash aid for paying rental expenses or rehousing, will come with Follow Up support services, including for single mothers or seniors. More on Mecklenburg County eviction assistance.

Good Fellows Club is for last resort only. If the applicant has applied for rent or housing assistance from other agencies in Mecklenburg County, and was denied help, then the club may assist only then. There is security deposit help for women leaving a shelter or fleeing violence, a little grant or loan money for helping with rental arrears, storage, furniture, and more. Address is 700 Parkwood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205. For information or applications, and limited financial aid for rent or utilities from somewhere else, call (704) 333-5040.

500 A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
704-371-3001 x 178
A faith based charity and program. The goal is to prevent homelessness or reverse it for people that need a place to live. Self-sufficiency is offered as well as access to low income, affordable housing. Some help for deposits, moving costs, or first months rent may be offered on the new Mecklenburg County area home or apartment. Transportation, case management, and other aid is offered too.

Legal Aid of Charlotte area North Carolina
Location is 1431 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Telephone: (866) 219-5262
Lawyers, paralegals and professionals support all of Mecklenburg County. Tenants facing eviction, low income senior citizens, immigrants, and the working poor can call on the non-profit law firm for free legal advice. Free eviction defense, help in applying for section 8 affordable rent subsidized homes, benefits, and more may be offered.







Emergency referral line to rental assistance programs and United Way supported agencies in Charlotte. There is rent and deposit help (both security and utility deposits) from charities and churches that only service the immediate area. Financial aid for housing needs and crisis support is offered. There is a shelter and transitional housing for families and children, including emergency funds for rental expenses. Call 211.

Union Crisis Assistance Ministry
Referrals may be available to housing and regional low income apartment programs. They have information on emergency rental resources, social services and government aid.
1333 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, North Carolina 28110 Phone: 704-225-0440

By Jon McNamara

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