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Rent assistance programs Fresno County.

Get information on Fresno County long term as well as emergency rental assistance programs. Several charities, churches, and government social service offices in the city as well as county provide financial help. There may be grants or loans to pay back rent, moving costs, security deposits as well as other housing resources in Fresno, including section 8 HUD vouchers.

Many of the agencies also give referrals and information on local rental services or housing assistance programs. However some of the Fresno County organization may be able to provide direct financial assistance for helping renters. Or they offer low income tenants, families and the vulnerable a host of other eviction prevention services as well as free counseling.

For those that are currently homeless the agencies may have information on transitional housing units or security deposit help as well as free motel or hotel vouchers. Also learn about federal government housing as well as other rent assistance programs that focus on the low income, such as section 8 housing vouchers. There is also support for people on the verge of homelessness, including general Fresno area low income housing. Or find emergency motel and hotel vouchers.

Catholic Charities is located at 149 N. Fulton St., Fresno California, 93701 This agency provides social services and various forms of assistance to those people in need of help, including information on rent help. Services include senior care programs, emergency rent help to stop an eviction and they are a great place to call for information and guidance. Immigrants and migrant workers can get help with housing needs as well. Call Phone: 559-237-0851, or more on Fresno County Catholic Charities.

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission is the community action agency of Fresno County. Housing assistance, employment services, budgeting and more is offered to low-income renters. Get details on government grant money, HUD resources including section 8, legal services and other aid. The non-profit is a poverty fighting organization at 1920 Mariposa Mall, Fresno, California 93721. Call (559) 263-1000.

Fresno County United Way (559.244.5710 or 1-866-559-4211) offers referrals as well as information on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Learn about local charities, churches, or government agencies that provide rent assistance, shelter, free food and housing supportive services. The support is for people in a hardship or facing an eviction, or who are having general housing difficulties.

 

 

 

Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) Love INC has limited funds, and will pay at most 10% of the balance of rent due. Payments are made directly to a landlord or apartment community. There may also be referrals to services and financial assistance for needs such as shelter, non-profits for paying rent, employment, free motel vouchers and more. In some cases a loan may be issued for homeless prevention programs. Dial 559-224-9599, and the main address is 1300 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, California 93710.

Marjaree Mason Center provides a Helpline. Call this hotline for information crisis intervention, financial assistance, or referrals to housing and rent programs. There is also information on legal support, ESL programs, grants and more from 1600 M Street, Fresno CA 93721. Phone: 559-233-4357

Salvation Army Family Servicesprovides many housing resources, including financial help for rent. The non-profit family service center assistance the low income and working poor meet needs through offering emergency rent assistance, food, as well as energy and utility bill help. Or get transitional housing, motel vouchers and low income housing.

The faith based city and county Salvation Army of Fresno offers various forms of rental and non-financial assistance, such as furniture. Housing expenses, emergency - immediate rent assistance, and resources to prevent evictions are all provided by the charity organization.

  • 811 S. Parallel Avenue, Fresno California, 93721 Phone: 490-7020
  • 1752 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721, phone (559) 233-0139
  • Salvation Army also has housing and rent programs in Gablecrest at 1107 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711. Call (559) 226-6110
  • Selma Service Extension is at 2040 E. Front, Selma, CA 93622. Main number is (559) 891-0811

Family Centers are located across Fresno County. There is the North Star, West Fresno location, and others. Everything from loans to counseling, money for housing (rent or mortgages), food, energy, and other expenses. Call this location at (559) 233-0138.

Kingsburg Community Center provides grants, rent help, storage costs assistance and more for residents only, if qualified and funding allows. The address is 1145 Draper St, Kingsburg, CA 93631, or dial (559) 897-7961). Other financial aid including food and utilities may also be available.

Fresno City and County Housing Authorities. The main office is at 1331 Fulton St, Fresno, California 93721. This is a government agency that administers public housing, homeless prevention programs and also the California section 8 housing assistance programs. There is often a waiting list. Emergency section 8 may be offered when the lists are full.

 

 

 

 

The agency also offers other resources. There are section 8 homes or apartments for the low income, families in poverty, disabled, seniors and others. Dial 559-443-8400 for information on section 8 vouchers for the City/County as well as other resources.

Homeless Prevention Programs are operates across the region. Using federal government grants, assistance ranging from rent help to legal aid, emergency shelter, and case management is provided. Support is for Fresno County families with a source of income so they can pay future rental costs and applicants can be veterans, single parent, seniors, or others. More on homeless and eviction help in Fresno.

West Fresno Family Resource is a member of HUD. They are based at the Mary Ella Brown Community Center (address is 1350 E . Annadale Ave, Fresno, CA 93706. Tenant housing retention programs are offered, including information on subsidized units. Call (559) 374-5750

Refugees or Asylum seekers only can apply for financial aid, housing, shelter, rent or security deposit help at Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM). They also offer other support, such as PG&E bill programs, furniture, clothing and other supplies. The goal is to help refugees stay housed, stop homelessness, and give rent help. Address is 1940 North Fresno Street, CA 93703, Phone - 559-487-1500.

Fresno Department of Social Services (DSS) provides information on low cost housing, shelters, and homeless prevention. CalWorks can be used for paying rent or mortgages. There may be emergency, free hotel vouchers. Or learn about government grants for utilities, back rent, storage costs and more. DSS address is 3500 Never Forget Lane, Clovis, CA 93612. For intake call 559-600-1377.

Fresno Rescue Mission is based at 310 G Street, Fresno California, 93716 . Phone - (559) 237-4118. The rescue mission provides access to emergency homeless shelter for families and children, men, and the services focus on those with an emphasis on faith based assistance. For those exiting homeless and seeking permanent housing, the charity organization may have referrals to loan programs to pay first months rent or a security deposit on a new apartment in Fresno County.

Society of Saint Vincent Fresno County has volunteers that raise money from the community and sale of goods. There may be emergency rent or energy assistance, vouchers to buy furniture, free households supplies and other housing support. People of all ages, ethnicities, and ages can get rent, deposit help, basic needs, and access to help. A major focus is on single mothers, the working poor, and migrants - immigrants as well. Continue with St. Vincent de Paul Fresno County rental assistance.

Veterans, dependents, or survivors in Fresno County can turn to the San Joaquin Valley Veterans office. Call (559) 255-8838 or (559) 486-8387. Get information on Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, free motel or hotel vouchers, VA benefits and other support. The goal is to keep veterans housed or find a stable place to live, and security deposit help may be provided too. Address is 4928 E. Clinton Way, Fresno, California 93727.

Central California Legal Services has free pro-bono lawyers, attorneys, and legal staff that ensure fair housing in Fresno County. They help the low income, immigrants, and seniors. Services include free eviction defense, help in applying for section 8 housing rent subsidies, legal aid to address housing discrimination and more. The free legal office is at 2115 Kern Street, Fresno, CA 93721. For details on the free help, call (800) 675-8001.

Fresno County Bar Association - Offers some clients a free, time limited session on their legal needs. An attorney who has expertise can address housing or other civil matters. There will also be free legal clinics in Fresno County. They can offer information on stopping evictions as well as home buying programs. Telephone number is 559-264-0137.

California Rural Legal Assistance helps low income families, including immigrants, migrant farm workers and Spanish speakers. They can assist with evictions, housing discrimination, accessing benefits such as section 8, and more. Also free get representation or legal aid for resolving rent or landlord disputes. The CRLA firm is at 2115 Kern Street, Fresno, California, 93721. Call 559-441-8721.

 

 

 

 

Seniors or disabled in Parlier may get help with rent from the local non-profit center. It only supports that town, and emergency aid or grants may be offered to qualified low income families. Call 559-646-3545, or the main office is at 1100 E Parlier Ave, Parlier, CA 9364.

Two county agencies can provide information on housing resources. Find cash grants, referrals to emergency rent help to stop evictions, rehousing services and other support. Fresno County Children and Family Services (559-600-5956) is mostly for families in or near poverty. There is also the Planning and Development / Housing Division ((559-621-2489) offers information on affordable housing, loans and more.

Turning Point of Central CA helps the homeless, mentally ill, and disabled stability and eventually find and pay for housing. The non-profit is at 1642 L St, Fresno, California 93721. Provide counseling, a 30 bed shelter, and other forms of housing guidance, including future security deposit help. Case mangers from the non-profit work with people for long term self-sufficiency. Call (559) 233-2663.

Sanctuary Transitional Living Centers 1 & 2 - Clients can work with case manager to get access to supportive services to assist youth in finding permanent low income housing and achieving self-sufficiency over long term. 1046 T Street Fresno California, 93721 Phone: 559-268-1045

Sanctuary Youth Shelter helps teens and youth. Basic services provided by this shelter to qualified individuals include emergency shelter and housing, food, clothing, counseling, and general crisis intervention support. Address - 1545 N Street, Fresno California, 93721 . Phone: 800-820-4968, 498-8543

 

By Jon McNamara

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