Charlotte and Mecklenburg County rent assistance programs.

A number of Charlotte North Carolina based non-profits focus on offering low income families rental assistance and provide help for other housing needs. The agencies partner together, offer referrals, and will also use government funds in an effort to prevent or stop future homelessness in the greater Mecklenburg County 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. However the staff may also have referrals available or 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.

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 rent, 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. 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.

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.




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 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.

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.

Emergency referral line 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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