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Get rent help in Kenton and Campbell County.

Programs that provide rent assistance to low income families are available across the Campbell and Kenton County region. There are a combination of charities that provide emergency funds as well as government grant programs for housing needs. All of the support offered is available for solving housing challenges, 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 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.

Brighton Center
Address is 799 Ann Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071
Main phone: (859) 491-8303
As funding is available, there may be up to $50 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
1098 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071
Address 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. 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.

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 Kenton County Neighborhood Center
1561 Madison Avenue
Covington, Kentucky 41011
For referrals, call (859) 291-8607
The non-profit has referrals to government grants, LIHEAP, job placement, and more.

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
104 East 7th Street
Covington KY 41011
Attorneys provide free legal aid for Kenton and 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.

Shelter and transitional housing 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
(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) 431-2531.
A women's transitional housing is located at 1629 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41071. Phone : (859) 431-2531.

Droege Transitional Housing
Location is 925 Fifth Avenue
Dayton, KY 41074
(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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