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Rent assistance in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

Find where to call for housing or rental assistance in Cumberland County and Fayetteville North Carolina. A number of charities, churches and government agencies operate in the county. The following services are offered, including shelter, section 8 housing choice vouchers, emergency rent help, low income housing, and money for security deposits. The overall goal is to stop evictions from occurring. Call one of the Cumberland programs listed below for more information and to apply for rental and housing aid.

After applying for emergency rent help, and meeting qualifications, individuals will be provided with case management and other support. The main objective of most of these non-profits and government programs in the Fayetteville NC area is to provide short term rent help or shelter and they also want to help the individual work towards long term self-sufficiency. So get assistance with various basic needs, including housing, and also receive case management and free advice.

Department of Social Services
Government office address: 1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302
Main number - 910-323-1540
This government office administers section 8, homeless prevention programs, and can refer individuals to emergency rental assistance and transitional housing. More details on North Carolina public assistance.

Homeless Coalition
Address - 509 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: 910-323-4673
Offers shelter, and can try to help the homeless find a new home. Staff can provide information on programs to pay security deposits and first month’s rent.

Ashton W. Lilly & Pat Reese Home
560 Wilkes Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Telephone: 910-486-8718
This center offers emergency shelter.




Maranatha House
Location of shelter is 208 Campbell Ave.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Call 910-486-8600

Operation Blessing
1337 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 483-1119
Has limited funding, but various emergency financial assistance and grants are administered. Get eviction prevention advice, funds to pay rent, money for security deposits, and other help in a crisis. They also work with local Cumberland and Fayetteville churches.

Samaritan’s Men’s Home
P. O. Box 298
Fayetteville, NC 28302

Quality Road location of Myrover-Reese Fellowship Home
Address: 613 Quality Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Call 910-484-9393

Myrover-Reese Fellowship Home
The shelter is located at 416 Wilkes Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302
Dial 910-486-8718 for information on the shelter, as well as other aid such as food.

Roxie Avenue Center
1724 Roxie Avenue
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Main number - 910-484-1212. Get information on emergency shelter, low income apartments, and other housing solutions.





Cumberland County Association for Indian People
2173 Downing Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312
(910) 483-8442
Native Americans in Cumberland County can receive assistance as it relates to their political, socio-economic and well-being. Operates a senior citizens center and a housing locator service. Also offers rent assistance if eviction is threatened.

Clifford Christian Center
6427 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Phone: 910-864-4911
Shelter and support is offered to all, regardless of religion or background.

City Rescue Mission
Location is 120 N. Cool Spring Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301

Salvation Army
Branch address is 220 E. Russell Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Telephone number - 910-483-8119
The charity organization administers a number of programs, social services, and assistance programs for the low income and unemployed. Rent assistance is not available, but the social service department may have referrals to eviction prevention or low income housing. They also offer support up through energy help and food.

Cumberland County Social Services, Temporary Shelter
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: 910-425-2232
Shelter for teenagers. The government agency may also be able to issue loans for housing expenses, such as moving costs or back rent.





Legal Aid of North Carolina-Fayetteville
Pro-bono office is at 327 Dick St
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: (866) 219-5262
Seniors, the disabled, and low income/indigent can receive free eviction defense help. Or there is legal assistance around housing discrimination, lack of repairs to apartment, and other rental issues. Lawyers and paralegals offer support.

United Way
Address – 222 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC  28301
Call – 910-483-1179
They partner with and fund other charities and non-profits in Cumberland County North Carolina.  They provide information and referrals only to the general public including on programs such as Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) for first months rent or a deposit (including for utilities), transitional housing, and more

Fayetteville Urban Ministry
701 Whitfield Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304
This is a Cumberland County based charity organization that provides limited amounts of financial assistance for crisis situations that meet specified criteria. They do not offer loans for rent or a shelter. Phone (910) 483-4661.

Military members, their spouses and immediate family members facing domestic violence can get help from the US Department of the Army. Shelter, emergency rent assistance grants, benefits, low income housing and more from their office at Fort Bragg, NC 28310. Phone (910) 396-5521

Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority
Fayetteville, NC, 28301
Provides emergency rental assistance. Also apply for the federal government section 8 housing program here. Low income housing and apartments are available for senior citizens, families living in or near poverty, and the disabled. The rent subsidies cover up to 30% of the cost in Cumberland County.

Catholic Social Ministries
2712 Ft. Bragg Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone number - 910-424-2020
Apply for rent assistance, eviction prevention, and other housing resources. Much of the advice is free.

Cumberland County VOA - Volunteers of America runs the Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Military members who are homeless (or facing eviction/foreclosure) can get help. Government aid for security deposits, rent, storage fees, and other housing costs may be offered from SSVF. There is also case management, outreach, and other public assistance that may help with rental arrears. The Fayetteville NC office for Cumberland Countyis at 910-920-2994.

Alms House Outreach Ministry
Address: 5512 W. Patterson Street
Hope Mills, North Carolina 28348
Telephone number - 910-425-0902







Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing - Several charities and the Continuum of Care on Homelessness offer this service. Tenants can apply for money to pay for rent arrears or seek legal aid. The Coalition also assists with motel vouchers, utility or rental deposits, and provide lease review services. More on homeless and eviction prevention in Cumberland County.

Lumbee Tribe of Cumberland North Carolina will only help with those who have tribal enrollment. Up to $600 is offered. Call 910-521-7861.

Cumberland Inter-Faith, Hospitality Network
Phone: 910-826-2454 ext. 23
Works with local churches to distribute funds and grants for housing needs. They also operate h homeless shelter from 113 Stein St, Fayetteville, NC 28303.

Green’s Shelter for Women
Address - 333 Hawley Lane
Fayetteville, NC
Phone: 910-486-0690
Shelter for women and maybe children too.

North Carolina Indian Housing Authority
For an application, dial (910)483-5073
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302-2345.
Aid is targeted at Native Americans in the region, as well as their families.

Cumberland Legal Support
Call (910) 763-6207
Free legal aid is for tenants facing eviction. Clients can learn about homeless prevention from lawyers on site or get help in accessing and dealing with unsafe apartments.


By Jon McNamara

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