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Rental assistance Kenton and Campbell County Kentucky.

Find programs that provide rent assistance to low income families across the Campbell and Kenton County KY region. There are are charities that provide emergency funds as well as government grant programs for housing needs. Find how to get help paying rent, security deposits as well as free hotel vouchers of legal aid near you in Covington, Alexandria, Independence and Newport KY below, as well as the counties.

All of the support offered is available for housing challenges. People with an eviction notice, or who are behind on their utility bills or rent can get help. There is homeless prevention and rehousing in in the region, including Campbell and Kenton County. Whether it is someone that needs help for rent or security deposit assistance that may be needed by the family.

Not only may there may emergency help available, but several non-profits also provide emergency homeless shelter and/or transitional housing. This is combined with advice from a case managers on addressing the root cause of the crisis. This tends to be available when the eviction can't be prevented.

However the goal of any agency in Kenton County is to always provide money for rent or similar expenses, such as utilities, before the client is homeless. Or very low-income families can find long term support, including from HUD or housing vouchers. This can help low-income renters. Or find more details on emergency housing vouchers.

Places that help with rent or deposits in Campbell or Kenton County and northern Kentucky

Brighton Center
Address is 799 Ann Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071. Main phone: (859) 491-8303
As funding is available, there may be funds (tens or at most a couple hundred dollars) for paying back rent. In some cases, a loan is issued to the tenant. The Center also directs clients to LIHEAP applications or other housing resources in Campbell County.

Campbell County Section 8 Housing
Address is 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071. Phone number is (859) 261-5200
Low to moderate income families can apply for HUD vouchers for paying a portion of their rent. There is also support for seniors citizens as well as the disabled. Applications are offered to section 8 vouchers as well as housing programs with no waiting list. The goal is to provide affordable housing or apartments, self-sufficiency so rent and energy bills can be paid in the future, and other services. Find more details on Kentucky section 8 housing list.




  • Another option is the Housing Authority-Covington
    The PHA is at 50 E 11th St, Covington, KY 41011. Call (859) 292-3264
    There are section 8 HUD vouchers for rent subsidized homes, emergency section 8, supportive housing programs and other support.

United Ministries
525 Graves Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. For information, dial (859) 727-0300
Financial aid for rental expenses, medical needs, and other bills are offered on a case by case basis by the charity.

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
The non-profit is known as the Kenton County Neighborhood Center. The location is 717 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011. For referrals, call (859) 581-6607
The non-profit has referrals to government grants, LIHEAP, job placement, and more. There are also ESG grants to help with rent, referrals to free motel vouchers in northern KY and other resources.

Welcome House
Location is 205 W Pike St, Covington, KY 41011. Call (859) 431-8717
Homeless prevention and rapid rehousing is offered in Kenton County. There is free government grant money to pay for security deposits, lot rent, moving costs or an apartment. Or get access to landlord/tenant mediation as well as counseling or low cost housing as well.

Salvation Army centers
There are multiple sites in Kenton County, northern KY, cities such as Covington and others. Get everything from emergency help paying rent to free motel or hotel vouchers, supportive housing for the elderly or disabled or money for utilities. There is also free furniture for an apartment or hardship funds to pay bills or housing to stop an eviction. More on Salvation Army KY assistance programs.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Northern KY and Covington
Location is 3629 Church St, Covington, KY 41015. Call (859) 581-8974
This is a non-profit, HUD approved counseling agency. Low-income families, the unemployed and others can learn about grants to help with rent, loans for home buying, eviction prevention services and more. A number of churches in Covington, Newport, Independence and other cities in KY help struggling tenants.

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
104 East 7th Street, Covington KY 41011. Call 859-431-8200
Attorneys provide free legal aid for Kenton and Campbell County families that are seniors or low income. Housing assistance, programs to stop an eviction, referrals to rental assistance, and other help can be provided.







Homeless shelters and transitional housing programs

The charities, churches and agencies below offer short term, emergency housing. Or they help people, including single mom or women facing DV, find a place to stay for a night or two, including motel vouchers. Applicants can also get referrals to job training, agencies that offer first or last months rent assistance and other rehousing programs.

Northern Kentucky Emergency Shelter
634 Scott Street, Covington, KY 41011. Dial (859) 291-4555
There are beds, meals, and shelter services for homeless men. This also includes veterans and the disabled.

Transitions, Inc.
Address is 808 Scott Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. Call (859) 431-2531 or (859) 431-2531
Transitional housing in Kenton County is for people seeking substance abuse treatment as well.

  • Another site is at 423 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. Call (859) 291-5257 or (859) 431-2531.
  • A women's transitional housing is located at 1629 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41071. Phone : (859) 431-2531. This can offer emergency housing to women (whether single moms or those with kids) as well as their children.

Droege Transitional Housing
Location is 925 Fifth Avenue, Dayton, KY 41074. Call (859) 291-1045 or (859) 431-2531

Welcome House Of Northern Kentucky
Address is 205 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. Main phone number is (859) 431-8717
Emergency shelter is part of Gardens At Greenup. The clients also enroll into vocational programs, learn about security deposit or programs to pay the first months rent when leaving the unit, and can even benefit from affordable quality childcare services.


By Jon McNamara


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