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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.

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Department of Social Services has a number oh housing resources. The government office address is 1225 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302. This government office administers section 8, homeless prevention programs, and can refer individuals to emergency rental assistance or transitional housing. Call the number - 910-323-1540, or more details on North Carolina public assistance.

Operation Blessing is made up of donors and charities. They have 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. The main address is 1337 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301. Dial (910) 483-1119.

Cumberland County Association for Indian People is at 2173 Downing Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312. 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. Call (910) 483-8442.




Salvation Army of Cumberland County and the Sandhills is at 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 as well..

Legal Aid of North Carolina-Fayetteville has an office 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. 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.

United Way gives free referrals. Address is 222 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28301. 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. Call – 910-483-1179.

Fayetteville Urban Ministry is a charity at 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) 483-5944

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 - Dial (910)483-3648. 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. The PHA is at 1000 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301.





Catholic Social Ministries address is 726 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301. Phone number - 910-424-2020. Apply for rent assistance, eviction prevention, and other housing resources. Much of the advice is free. Everyone from single mothers or women facing violence to the unemployed or immigrants can get emergency help. 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.

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 may have limited financial aid, including for rent or utility deposits. The address is 5536 W Patterson St, Hope Mills, NC 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 (Family Promise). Phone: 910-826-2454 ext. 23. Works with local churches to distribute funds and grants for housing needs. They also operate a homeless shelter from 113 Stein St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303.





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

Ashton Lily Home is at 560 Wilkes Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Telephone: (910) 486-0285. This center offers emergency shelter.

Myrover-Reese Fellowship Home is a homeless shelter, transitional home at 560 Wilkes Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Call (910) 779-1306

Clifford Christian Center - 6427 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314. Phone: 910-864-4911. This location is a shelter and support is offered to all, regardless of religion or background.


By Jon McNamara











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