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Rental assistance in Hamilton County Tennessee.

Find rent assistance in Chattanooga and Hamilton County Tennessee from government agencies, churches or charities. The agencies offer long term or immediate rental assistance, provide funds for security deposits, moving costs and housing expenses. There is also free lawyers for tenants, housing vouchers and other support for low-income families. Get help with rent near you in Hamilton County TN.

Most of these charity or government organizations listed below are limited in what they can offer. They usually will only have cash assistance to help pay rent to vie tenants at most once per year. A focus is also on seniors, families or single moms with kids and the disabled. In addition to providing emergency funds (loans or grants) to pay rent, many of the organizations will require that recipients have some sort of plan in place to ensure they can get back on track.

Therefore tenants will often need to improve their financial situation and resume paying their bills over a few months. The Hamilton County Tennessee agencies may work with clients to ensure this occurs, by offering such services as budgeting workshops, affordable no-wait list housing or section 8 vouchers. Or look here for emergency section 8 housing choice vouchers.

The non-profits, charities and government programs that may contribute rental assistance in limited cases in Hamilton County Tennessee are listed below. They also assist with free motel voucher, second chance housing for formerly evicted people and other solutions.

Organizations that help with rent in Hamilton County TN

Chattanooga Housing Authority. The government organization administers low income and public housing (including money for rent) as well as the HUD Section 8 housing voucher program. Both of these programs will give preference for housing support to people with disabilities, veterans as well as families who are homeless through no fault of their own. Call this Tennessee organization at (423) 752-4893. The address is 801 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

United States Catholic Conference services the needy in the greater Chattanooga community with spirituality and simplicity. The organization, known as Ladies of Charities, can give referrals to rent assistance in Hamilton County and help people apply. Call (423) 624-3222




Samaritan Center, Inc. offers social services. They are a charity that is supported by the local community. Funds for basic needs such as rent, deposits, housing, and food may be offered. Call (423) 238-7777. The location is 9231 Lee Hwy, Ooltewah, TN 37363.

Chattanooga Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development, which can be reached at (423) 643-7322 or (423) 757-5133, runs the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program on behalf of the federal government. This may offer grants, security deposit assistance, and all sorts of housing programs.

Signal Mountain Welfare Council – May offer financial assistance with rent, but it is limited to Signal Mountain residents within Hamilton County. Call 886-5982.

City of Chattanooga - Office of Family Empowerment is based at 501 W 12th Street in Chattanooga, TN 37402. A number of low income programs, including for housing, rent, or mortgages, are offered. Call the Social Service agency at (423) 643-6434 for information on emergency financial aid for bills as well as housing expenses.

East Ridge Presbyterian Church mostly offers food, but from time to time there may be a few dollars for back rent, deposits, or other bills. They also have information on homeless shelters. The address is 4919 Court Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412. Call 423-867-7295.

Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition offers EGS funds. Address is 600 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404. Call (423) 710-1501. ESG/CV Homeless Prevention Funds are offered by several organizations. They range from charities to churches and government agencies. Federal grants are offered to pay everything from a mortgage to rent or utility bills. Homeless Prevention can also pay security deposits, vouchers for hotel rooms, transportation and more. But a major focus in on assisting with rent for families that faced a crisis.





Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga provides referrals, case management and more. Financial help for bills or rent is for members of the Jewish Community Only. Or find other rental assistance programs for tenants. Location is 5461 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411. Phone - 423-493-0270.

ESG RRH-Hamilton County. Social Services is at 921 East Third St. Theo offer various social services and public aid. Apply for Emergency Food and Shelter Board, free grants from Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing, Project Water Help and more. Call (423) 209-8374.

Salvation Army social services helps low-income families, the homeless and working poor in Hamilton County. There is emergency hardship funds for back rent, transitional housing and hotel vouchers. Or get case management and subsidized, supportive housing for seniors. The address is 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Phone: (423) 756-1023, with rental assistance limited as funding allows.

HOPE for the Inner City/Mercy Ministries has very limited amount of funds, including for back rent. However the agency can offer counseling to help families work out a plan to assist them with meeting their needs. This can include providing temporary financial assistance to help low income families and seniors in a crisis with, rent, electric bills, and other assistance. The address is 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406. Or dial 423-698-3178. Find additional information on HOPE housing assistance in Chattanooga.

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agencies can help with some housing needs, such as tenant home repairs. Call the offices in one or more of the following town and cities. Dunlap - 423-949-2191; Jasper - 423-942-5946; Benton - 423-338-2335; Dayton Tennessee - 423-775-4010; Decatur - 334-3305

CHATT Foundation - Phone number is 423-756-4222. Offers emergency assistance and help to reestablish security. Examples of services include job training, GED classes, budgeting for tenants, and referrals to loan programs for expenses such as rent or utilities. The address is 727 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Church of the First Born - The House Of Refuge has short term rent help, with a focus on helping with substance abuse. The address is 3418 St Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409. Call 423 756-0704




Hixson United Methodist Church is a volunteer driven group. Some limited, partial rent payment help is provided to the vulnerable. Or get free furniture for an apartment, counseling and other aid. Assistance for rent and other needs is from 5301 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. Dial (423) 877-1246

Dismas House, at New Horizon Baptist Church, can provide temporary shelter (up to 6 months), transitional housing and other rental/housing help for ex-offenders to reestablish themselves. Phone 423-266-1888. income based housing, with affordable rent, will be arranged.

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga provides low-income, affordable housing. They assist saingle moms and seniors in Hamilton County. There is help in finding, and applying for security deposit or rent payment help from 1184 Baldwin St, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Call (423) 756-3891

Free Legal Aid for East Tennessee is provided by attorneys and their staff. They help with housing discrimination and can provide guidance on dealing with eviction notices or filing for section 8. The address is 100 W M.L.K. Blvd #402, Chattanooga, TN 37402, call (423) 756-4013.

Some of the churches that may have limited amounts of financial assistance for paying back rent are below. Most will help people regardless of their background. In addition, other types of social services, guidance, and support may be provided by this Hamilton County Tennessee churches.

  • Neediest Case Fund/Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, 1800 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37404, call 423-697-7130
  • Episcopal Metropolitan Ministry, 1112 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, dial 423-624-9650
  • First Baptist Church of Soddy Daisy, 10185 Dayton Pk, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379, main phone number 423-332-2814
  • Locate additional financial help from churches.

Chattanooga Human Services, which can be reached at (423) 634-6200, (423) 643-7262 or (423) 634-6200. This non-profit may be able to offer help with paying rent, mortgage, and utilities. Qualified people can apply for financial assistance at most once per year.. The agency may also provide relocation assistance; referral to shelters as well as emergency housing and other services.

The agency may also give financial aid to people owing a debt to the a private landlord or Housing Authority. All emergency assistance is for low income families. This government organization may be able to assist qualified people in rural Hamilton County Tennessee with paying their rent, storage and other housing costs. Long term support is arranged too.







Additional housing assistance Chattanooga TN

All funding is limited. Priority for any emergency rental assistance will normally be for tenants with an eviction notice or the most vulnerable, such as seniors, and the organizations may have grants available or provide referrals.

  • Good Neighbors, phone number 423-266-1772. Address is  737 E 10th St #8, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
  • New City Fellowship provides rent help and other support at 2424 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Call (423) 629-1421
  • Pilgrim Congregational 423-698-5682. Location is 400 Glenwood Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37406.
  • Northside Neighborhood House, dial 423-267-2217. Address is  211 Minor St, Chattanooga, TN 37405.
  • Union Gospel Mission, call (423) 752-4998
  • Second Presbyterian Church is at 700 Pine St, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone: (423) 266-2828


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