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Rental assistance Desoto and Tate County.

Low income families in Desoto as well as Tate County Mississippi will get help with paying rent from a number of charity or government agencies. Seniors, disabled people and single moms often get priority. There is immediate rental assistance, housing vouchers, money for a security deposit and other support. Find assistance with rent near you in Desoto or Tate County MS.

There are both non-profits as well as social service agencies that will be able to either offer funds or direct the family to local charities, including free lawyers for tenants. A number of churches also offer limited rental assistance to people close to eviction, or get a free motel voucher. Or if the person needs other support, such as placement into a shelter, low-income no wait list or transitional housing, that is available too.

There are qualifications that need to be met in order to receive help. These include the person usually will need an eviction notice. Or if they have a job, but are living in poverty, there may be funds for paying rent over a short period of time. Other resources are focused on tenants facing a natural disaster, domestic strife or some other crisis.

Using donations as well as federal funds from Emergency Solution Grants / ESG, the agencies offer help with everything from back rent to case management services. Or get help in locating a new low income apartment as well as paying the security deposit on it, including first rent and security deposit help.

Organizations that help with rent in Desoto County, Tate, and Southhaven MS

Catholic Social Services Sacred Heart Southern Missions Ministry Of Tate County
Main address - 707 Strayhorn Street, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Call (662) 560-1991 or (662) 560-1991
Services range from advocacy to emergency rent help. The staff also have information on affordable low-income housing, budget/credit counseling and educational opportunities. A focus of rent payment help is on single moms and women facing DV. Some of the housing and rent assistance programs are paid for using revolving loans.

Hope Ministries
110 N Robinson St, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668. Dial (662) 562-4673
The charity may offer financial help to people with an eviction notice.




Mid State Opportunity
100 Scotsdale Street, Senatobia, MS 38668. Phone - (662) 562-7733
Most of the programs are government funded, using CSBG grants. They may help with rent, offer placement into homeless shelter (including for veterans and single moms) and issue loans for everything from security deposits to first months rent. Or apply for energy bill help and more.

  • Mid State Opportunity of Desoto County is another option for rent grants. This office is at 9607 Highway 178, Olive Branch, MS 38654. Call (662) 895-4153 for intake.

Catholic Charities of Desoto County - Sacred Heart Southern Missions
6050 Highway 161 N, Walls, MS 38686. Dial (662) 781-1360.
The church is located in Walls Mississippi. They also offer basic needs. This can include, when funding allows, a small dollar amount for housing expenses such as rent, a mortgage payment, or energy bills. They also have a thrift store for low income furniture, vouchers and other homeless prevention services.

Housing Choice Vouchers - Section 8
The low-income will be able to get a voucher from section 8 for an income based home or apartment. There is often a wait list, but some emergency section 8 vouchers may be offered. This is a government rent subsidy program. More on section 8 in MS near you.

  • Desoto County Olive Branch Housing Authority, Address: Olive Branch, MS 38654. Call (662) 890-3516
  • Tate County is served by Senatobia Housing Authority. Main Address: 100 Scottsdale St, Senatobia, MS 38668. Dial (662) 562-5071

Address: 2600 Goodman Road, Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637. Call (662) 393-6439
Emergency rental and utility assistance is given to low income families. They also offer referrals to counseling for mobile lot rental help. People can only apply once per month at most to this charity.





Baddour Center
Address is 626 Baddour Blvd, Senatobia, MS 38668. Telephone: (662) 562-0100
Transitional housing is available. There are stages, including a group home then placement into a low income apartment with no waiting list in Tate County. Other specialized services are administered.

Legal aid for tenants in Desoto and Tate County
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services will help low-income families and seniors. Dial 1-800-498-1804
Lawyers offer free eviction help, address discrimination, and stop homelessness. They distribute free advice as well as tenant consultations.

Sacred Heart Southern Missions - Catholic Charities
Main address is 499 E Commerce St, Hernando, Mississippi 38632. Call (662) 429-5789
For working poor families or the disabled that are screened, emergency rent help, counseling, and other aid is provided.

The Salvation Army
Address: 1052 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 38671. Main Phone: (800) 728-7825

Churches offer financial help, including for rent payments, for Desoto County, Mississippi residents only. There is shelter, rent help, free furniture for the formerly homeless, motel vouchers and other funding for critical housing needs.


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