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Rental and security deposit assistance Lee County Alabama.

Low income families and the homeless in Lee County Alabama can get emergency rental assistance and other housing support. Everything from grants to free motel vouchers, section 8 subsidized homes, security deposit help, free legal aid to stop evictions, and even loans may be offered to help pay rent. Find the main churches, non-profits, charities and government agencies to apply at below.

Any housing program will address the emergency. However tenant and/or homeless individuals who apply for financial help to pay their rent, or who use transitional housing or some other homeless prevention resource, they will need to participate in case management. As the rental assistance or hotel/motel stays will be limited in duration. The Lee County resident needs to be able to sustain the monthly rent and utility bill on their home or apartment themselves.

Salvation Army has many social services around housing and more. The address is 1038 Opelika Rd., Auburn, Alabama 36830. Everything from a homeless shelter to transitional housing, emergency rent help, seasonal support, and money for deposits may be offered. The goal is to stop homelessness and hunger in Lee County. Call (334) 826-0073.

United Methodist Churches – There are two of them that help low income as well as working poor families with housing and other needs. The address is 137 S Gay St, Auburn, Alabama 36830, Dial (334) 826-8800 or 334-524.4828. They are part of the nationwide UMC organization. The poor, struggling and others can get emergency financial help, in limited amounts, for their bills or rent. Or get small furniture items, clothes, food and more. The other option is the Trinity Methodist Church at 800 2nd Ave, Opelika, AL 36801. Phone number is 334-745-2632.

  • Two other churches may, from time to time, have emergency funds for rent or utilities. Both will need to be to stop homelessness. Other resources may be offered too. They include Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 100 Church Dr, Auburn, AL 36830 (phone 334-887.9506) as well as Presbyterian Community Ministry, which is located at 143 E Thach Ave, Auburn, Alabama 36830 (call 334-887.3777).

 

 

 

Section 8 housing choice vouchers of Lee County
There are two agencies. Both offer section 8 vouchers, public housing, and other resources. They are low income subsidized private rental homes or apartments, and the voucher can pay a portion of the rent based on tenant’s income. Emergency section 8 with no waiting list is available to for the disabled and elderly. Auburn Housing Authority location is 931 Booker St, Auburn, AL 36832. Call (334) 821-2262. Opelika Housing Authority address is 1706 Toomer St, Opelika, Alabama 36801. Dial (334) 745-4171.

Auburn Housing Network
Multiple non-profits, government agencies, and other groups work to stop homelessness. There may be free ESG grants from the federal government for paying back rent or moving costs, rehousing, landlord-tenant mediation, and other services. Get assistance from Auburn Housing Network.

Lee County Free Legal Services Alabama
The pro-bono, free volunteers help low-income families and the elderly. Free legal defense services, representation in eviction court, legal aid for section 8 housing or discrimination issues and more is offered. Call 866 456 4995 for information.
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City of Auburn (CDBG)
Address is 44 Tichenor Ave
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Dial 334-501.7280
often has referrals to housing programs, including motel vouchers. Any assistance, including for rent or security deposits, is part of the Community Development Block Grant.

 

 

 

 

Homeless shelters and transitional housing in Lee County

The following churches, charities, and social service agencies will try to help the homeless. Shelters, meals, clothing, case management, and help in applying for permanent housing, ranging from motel vouchers to rental deposit grants may be offered.

His Place is for male homeless people. Address 1415 2nd Ave, Opelika, Alabama 36801. Call (334) 742-0777

Other shelters are also at the churches above as well as Salvation Army. Some are for women, men, or veterans.

By Jon McNamara

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