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Rent assistance in Greensboro and Guilford County North Carolina.

Get help paying rent or security deposits in Greensboro and Guilford County North Carolina. As funding allows, a number of housing expenses can be paid. The leading non-profit organizations, charities, churches and government social service agencies to call for emergency rental assistance, section 8 HUD vouchers or funds to pay for moving costs are listed below.

In addition to these non-profit agencies and government programs, also try calling your local church in Greensboro for help with paying rent and other housing needs. There is also free legal aid to stop an eviction in Greensboro. The more charities, not-for-profits and other programs the tenant calls the better chance of receiving rent assistance. Read more on Housing First for the homeless.

The rent programs listed below help thousands of local Greensboro, High Point, and other residents every year. Even if funds or government grants are not available, the agencies may offer referrals or a low interest loan to help tenants pay any back rent that is due to the landlord. In addition most locations can also provide other forms of emergency financial assistance, information and counseling.

Greensboro Salvation Army can be reached at (336) 273-5572 or try 336-273-9715. The charity agency covers the greater Greensboro metropolitan area. While resources are limited, they may have some low income housing assistance for people facing eviction, on the verge of homelessness, or who are facing a crisis. Emergency funds for rental or utility arrears, homeless shelters, and even free vouchers for short term motel or hotel rooms. The main address is 1001 Freeman Mill Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406.

  • Greensboro Center of Hope is a Salvation Army shelter at 1311 S. Eugene St., Greensboro, North Carolina 27406. Dial 336-273-5572.
  • Salvation Army has another social service center at 301 W Green Dr, High Point, NC 27260. This is the local High Point charity organization. Emergency assistance is available to help the low income, working poor, and those on the verge of poverty, with paying their rent or a security deposit. From time to time other forms of financial assistance may be disbursed, including funds for energy bills and free food. Dial (336) 881-5400




Guilford County Department of Social Services, which is based at 1203 Maple Street in Greensboro, North Carolina, can be reached at or 336-641-3000. They offer a number of different cash as well as financial assistance programs. The government grants can provide temporary rent and housing assistance to Guilford County residents in times of a hardship or personal crisis.

The DSS will only help people when other resources are unavailable, so it is a last resort. County Financial Assistance (CFA) can assist the low income with paying for one month’s rent or even energy bills or utilities. Another DSS office is at 325 E Russell Ave, High Point, NC 27260.

Greensboro Housing Authority, (336)-275-8501, covers all of Guilford County. They offer Housing Development, and long term Rental Assistance from income based housing, including information on section 8. There is also family self-sufficiency, home buying resources, and emergency section 8 vouchers for expedited access. The location is 450 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401.

High Point Housing Authority focuses on that city. Programs include Section 8 housing choice vouchers, home buying resources, and income based and/or public housing. Case workers try to help low income families, single moms and the elderly. Emergency section 8 is another subsidized rent assistance program. The address is 500 E Russell Ave, High Point, NC 27260, or dial (336) 887-2661.

Community Action Program - Welfare Reform Liaison Project - This non-profit serves all of Guilford County North Carolina. Work with a counselor to become self-sufficient over the long term, so access job training, career development, and financial resources.

However, until that time comes of stability comes, the Guilford County Community Action Program, Inc. can often times direct people to short term programs to help pay rent. There are grants available and options such as homeless prevention or rapid rehousing. Greensboro, NC based, and the address is 863 N Raleigh St, Greensboro, NC 27405. Dial (336) 691-5780 or 336-274-4673.





Greensboro Urban Ministry (call 336-271-5959) runs the Emergency Assistance Program (EAP). You need to be referred to the program. Get help with paying past due rent or security deposits for a new home or low income apartment. Other advice and financial support may be offered too, including a program known as Partnership Village. Housing placement and locater resources are offered too. Address is 305 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406.

Housing Hotline and Coalition of Greensboro and Guilford County provides information on low income housing, linkage to agencies that may have money for emergency rent, and other support. Various programs are focused on homeless prevention and rehousing, including Housing First programs, Continuum of Care Grants, free counseling and other support..

Referrals are provided from the Greensboro Housing Hotline. Both tenants as well as homeowners can get advice on where to turn to for assistance. Whether a mortgage, storage fee, rental assistance grant for single moms, loans, or subsidies, information is offered.

The location is 1031 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 2740. This is one of the main services for anyone in need. Even get help and find an attorney for free advice or representation in court. Phone - (336) 691-9521, or more on the Guilford County Housing hotline.

Landlord Tenant Dispute Program gives free advice to renters. There is landlord-tenant mediation, help understanding state or government regulations around leasing a home or apartment. Learn about landlord repairs, safe housing, legal aid for security deposits, and eviction defense from 300 W. Washington St., Greensboro, North Carolina. Call (336) 373-2272.

The Servant Center supports veterans, their spouses, and military service members. The assistance ranges from grants for rent to transitional housing, applications to HUD VASH or SSVF, homeless shelters and more. They offer rent, deposit, and financial help as part of the HUD Homeless Veterans program. Address is 1417 Glenwood Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403. Call the non-profit at (336) 275-8585

Helping Hands Ministries provides help in a crisis. Loans and other forms of rental assistance may be offered to people facing an eviction, with a focus on the vulnerable such as single moms or seniors. Free advice, information on shelter, and help for first months rent may be offered from the Community Resource Network. Call (336) 886-2327 to reach the High Points non-profit, or the charity is at 2301 S Main St, High Point, NC 27263.

Legal Aid - Greensboro Office - Tenants and low income families can get free legal advice on housing and pay or quit notices. Free legal representation, consultations and advice is from attorneys on housing matters. The pro-bono is at 122 North Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, call (336) 272-0148. They also assist with landlord or property owned discrimination.

Open Door Ministries of High Point Inc. provides counseling and financial assistance to low-income, indigent, and homeless persons, including limited funds for rent. There is storage cost help or assistance for utility or security deposits from 400 N Centennial St, High Point, NC 27262. Phone 336-885-0191.





Guilford County services for stopping evictions can prevent homelessness. There are also rehousing programs in place. Tenants can apply for rental grants or mediation, and there is also money for security deposits or other costs, such as motel vouchers. Find rent help or short term housing as part of Guilford County eviction prevention programs.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Greensboro NC, which has a main office at 109 W Smith St, Greensboro, NC 27401 and can be called at (336) 272-0336, runs a housing and household furniture program. For example, apply for limited amounts of financial assistance (up to $50.00) for paying either your rent or utilities. In addition, the organization also offer provides secondhand furniture (when available).

Hearth Program only helps young adults that are homeless or close to it. Job training, financial help for housing costs (rent or deposits), budgeting classes and other support is offered from 405 Parkway, Greensboro, NC 27401. They can also help teens and/or young moms with bills and basic needs. Call (336) 375-8333 or (336) 907-3830.

Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro is at 628 Summit Ave., Greensboro, North Carolina. Women can get free legal aid from clinics and workshops. it can help with housing needs, benefits, and more. Phone - (336) 275-6090.


By Jon McNamara

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