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Louisville and Jefferson County Kentucky rent assistance.

If you need rent assistance in Louisville and Jefferson County Kentucky, there are a few options for qualified low income families. One primary program is a government run offering, and there are also a few leading non-profits, churches, and charities to call for rent or security deposit help.

City of Louisville government option

Louisville runs the Temporary and Extended Emergency Financial Assistance program, which can help the low income meet their housing needs and pay rent. The resource is currently being funded by local Metro Government dollars. Terms of the program are below.

Rent assistance, energy payment assistance, and/or shelter is provided to those Jefferson County Kentucky families and individuals that meet the program eligibility guidelines as determined by an initial screening. While there are income and crisis criteria that need to be met by an applicant, the Emergency Financial Assistance program was created to assist those households that meet program guidelines. Government grants can help pay rent and other housing expenses such as energy bills. Rehousing, such as funds to pay a security deposit, may also be available in Jefferson County Kentucky.

Financial assistance is provided to Louisville families in the basic areas of shelter, rent and utilities to stabilize their housing situation. While the criteria can vary, in general Emergency Financial Assistance can help those households with zero income or resources that meet eligibility criteria for the month assistance is requested. The total amount of assistance offered will vary.

To apply for rent help from the Louisville Temporary and Extended Emergency Financial Assistance program, contact your local Neighborhood Place in order to apply for assistance. Or you can call 574-8035 if unable to make it to a local center.




Louisville Kentucky area rent assistance agencies

Some of the other non-profits to call in Jefferson County and Louisville Kentucky include the following.

New Directions Housing Corporation, phone 502-589-2272, is a non-profit is a non-profit that can offer lower income housing assistance and support services in the Louisville Metro area.

United Crescent Hills Ministries covers the areas of Crescent Hill, Clifton and Clifton Heights. Call (502) 893-0346

The zip codes of 40222, 40223, 40241, 40242, 40243, 40245, 40027, 40018, and 40059 in Jefferson County Kentucky can get rent and other help from Easter Area Community Ministries. Dial (502) 426-2824

West Louisville Community Ministries - Dial this non-profit at (502) 778-2815

Southwest Community Ministries, dial (502) 935-0310, can provide help with rent for residents of zip codes 40258 and 40272 of Louisville in Jefferson County.





Walnut Street Church Christian Social Ministries, dial (502) 589-3454. Rental, utility, and food assistance is administered for residents of Old Louisville.

Salvation Army Louisville Area Command of Jefferson County provides rent assistance, shelter, free food, clothing and other resources. The non-profit charity may coordinate housing critical and essential services to families in need. Call 502-671-4900

Presbyterian Community Center offers housing assistance, funds for rent, and energy bill help, among other programs. (502) 584-0201.

Sister Visitor Center – Call (502) 776-0155. Many single mothers, teenage moms, and women receive temporary housing and/or emergency rent grants from the charity.

Neighborhood Place, South Jefferson – Dial (502) 485-7310. Has information on government rental subsidies, shelter section 8 vouchers, and other government grant programs. Focuses on homeless prevention and/or one time rent help.

Coalition for the Homeless is a great place to call for information and referrals. Dial 502 589-0190. This non-profit serves as an umbrella organization for the Louisville Kentucky area region. They have information on emergency rent assistance programs, shelters and agencies that serve low income people and those who may be experiencing homelessness.

Fairdale Area Community Ministries - For those that qualify, there may be one time per year rental assistance, funds for paying a mortgage, and other housing support. (502) 367-9519

Jeffersontown Area Ministries - May have limited grants to pay for a portion of rent or a security deposit. At most $100 is offered to low income families or seniors. In some cases, a loan may be issued for rental expenses. The office is at 10617 Taylorsville Road. Call (502) 267-1055.

Baptist Fellowship Center - The church can help working poor and qualified low income residents in Jefferson County. Funds for rent and eviction prevention may be offered. Telephone - (502) 774-2734.

Society Of St Vincent De Paul has referrals to low income apartments, emergency rental assistance, and other support. Volunteers provide referrals to loan or grant programs to pay a security deposit fee or rent. Dial (502) 584-2480 for information.





United Crescent Hill Ministries of Louisville is another charity that may have emergency financial aid. Mortgages, medications, rent, and other expenses may be addressed. Phone - (502) 893-0346.

Help Ministries of Central Louisville offers programs for people in the zip codes of 40202, 40203, and 40208. Various homeless services, low income housing, rent programs, and other aid is offered.

Operation Care, Inc. Focuses on women and children, including single parents. The charity offers women and children emergency financial assistance, including shelter, food, and other support such as short term housing. Call the charity at 502-633-1965.

Shivley Area Ministries only helps people from that part of Jefferson County. There may be one time rent or mortgage help from the church based group or free vouchers for motel rooms. A focus is on women and the vulnerable, or find additional programs that provide help with rent for single mothers. The office is at 4415 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky 40216. Call (502) 447-4330

House of Ruth provides assistance to HIV or AIDs impacted families only. They can provide rent help for children and single-parent homeless families and those on the verge of eviction, as long as they are impacted by this. The address is 607 East St Catherine Street in Louisville, or call (502) 587-5080.

MUSCL Ministries of South central Louisville helps families living near poverty from this area. Housing programs (including grants for rent or deposits) is combined with furniture, energy bill help, and more. Call (502) 363-9087 for information on rental needs or low income housing.

Baptist Fellowship Center of Parkland Kentucky, provides financial assistance only for rent.  (502) 774-2734

Jefferson County community services coordinates many programs to stop evictions. ESG (Emergency Solution Grants) can assist with rental expenses, the non-profit Continuum of Care coordinates motel vouchers and emergency housings, and low income families can also get security deposit help. Clients of all backgrounds, the disabled, and senior citizens among others can get help with their rent. Find eviction help in Jefferson County Kentucky.

East Louisville Community Ministry – Get access to emergency financial assistance, including help paying rent. Dial (502) 561-0722. Other programs offered include utility payment assistance, food, and other forms of financial aid.

Legal Aid Society, Inc. – This pro-bono law firm offers free legal advice, including support for landlord tenant issues and potential evictions. Lawyers can offer free advice and support to tenants facing homelessness or an eviction. There may also be other representation to clients who meet poverty guidelines. Call 502-584-1254.





Neighborhood Place, Ujima – Dial (502) 485-6710 if you live in zip code of 40211. There may be financial help including for rent or shelter type costs.

By Jon McNamara

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