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Rental assistance in Catawba County.

Tenants facing eviction in Catawba County can apply for emergency rental assistance, free legal aid, and other housing programs. The primary agencies to contact for help are below. Each has their own form of support, and they may offer everything from cash grants to paying rent, loans, or even support such as a homeless shelter or money to help with security deposits.

Many of the organizations are based right in Hickory North Carolina. However, there are resources all over Catawba County. In addition to providing help with rental arrears, there may be other funds focused on paying utility or energy bills, heating costs, and even water bills.

Whether a low income to moderate income Catawba County family is facing eviction due to unpaid rent or utility bills, or if the applicant is currently homeless and needs a place to live, there is assistance available. The primary charities, churches, and other sources of short term rent help are below.

Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Inc.
Main address - 245 E N St
Newton, North Carolina 28658
Telephone number is (828) 465-1702
Churches make up this group. They support the eastern part of the county.

GHCCM, or the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry
31 1st Ave South East
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
Call (828) 327-0979
There is emergency financial assistance from the Client Services group at the charity. One resources allow, there may be funds to assist with a mortgage payment, back rent, moving costs, or utilities. Many residents, ranging from the working poor to underemployment, may get financial help for paying their rent.




Catawba County Social Services
Government office: 3030 11th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
Main number - (828) 695-5600
The main government organization. The state does have an emergency cash assistance program, and that money can be used for paying rent and other housing needs. Some clients are given loans as well. Other programs, in addition to the rent help, include LIHEAP, food, and more. More on Social Services in Catawba County.

Legal Aid of Catawba County
(828) 437-8280
Lawyers help with evictions in housing court, discrimination, and free legal aid for other housing challenges.

Salvation Army Resource Center in Hickory
Main location is 760 3rd Av Pl SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-8061
One day a week some money may be available to help pay rent. There is also low-cost thrift store for furniture, shelter, case management, and other aid.

Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc. provides transitional housing and shelter to families with children, including single moms. They also give food, case management, job programs, and eventual referral to security deposit assistance. 2875 Highland Avenue Northeast, Hickory, NC 28601. Call 828-324-9917.

AIDS Leadership Foothills Area Alliance
Location is 1120 Fairgrove Church Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 322-1447
HOWPA housing program is only for HIV-AIDs impacted applicants.

Hickory Public Housing Authority
Address is 841 S Center St
Main location is Williamsburg, North Carolina 28602-3611
The regional PHA – Public Housing Authority. They administer the section 8 housing choice voucher program, address family Self-Sufficiency, run low income apartments and public housing as well. All of these programs can offer help to people who struggle to pay their rent or energy bills.





Christian Community Outreach Ministries (CCOM)
This charity is at 870 8th St NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 328-1803
Families with an eviction or pay or quit notice can apply for rent help. There is also clothing, employment services, counseling, and more. All this goes along with cash grants for rental expenses.

Sipe's Orchard Home is a shelter for youth under the age of 22. The location is 4431 County Home Road, Conover, North Carolina 28613. Phone 828-256-3324.


By Jon McNamara


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