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Find help with rent in Lowndes County.

The leading agencies and Charites that offer housing assistance (rent, deposits, grants, emergency shelter, etc.) in Lowndes County are listed below. While there are other local resources for low income as well as struggling families, these organizations focus on housing needs. A combination of government and donations allows one time emergency rental assistance to be offered, money for utility bills as well as other forms of financial aid.

These non-profits and charities are limited in the funds and what thy can offer. There will be income restrictions and other criteria that need to be met, with most of the funds going to families with a source of income. Call and apply for either grants or cash loans for paying rent as well as housing related bills, including energy, security deposits, or even moving expenses.

In addition, find details on government programs for residents of Valdosta and the county, including HUD section 8 rent vouchers and public or low income housing. There are also free volunteer attorneys that offer advice to tenants (seniors and the disabled), resources for single moms to pay any rent arrears, and much more.

Salvation Army – Housing Solutions from Lowndes County Service Unit
320 Smithland Pl.
Valdosta, GA 31603
The 2 phone numbers to dial include (229) 242-6440 or (229) 232-4724
Emergency assistance is offered. Qualified low income families may be offered one time rent help, money to pay utility or water bills, and case management. Any financial help for rent or deposits is combined with case management, job programs, clothes for work and more.

Lowndes County office of Coastal Plain Area Economic Opportunity Authority
Address is 1810 W. Hill Ave. Ste. A-6
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Dial (229) 244-7860
Comprehensive support is offered. This includes ESG grants for paying rent, housing development programs (around low income apartments), rural development services and LIHEAP applications. The poverty fighting community action agency also directs clients to job programs, early head start, and additional resources above and beyond rent help.

 

 

 

 

LAMP
Emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other temporary resources are arranged. When it comes to money for paying security deposits or back rent, only referrals are given from the non-profit. More information on LAMP housing assistance programs.

Georgia Legal Services
Location is 1101 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31601
Dial (229) 333-5232
Free eviction defense services and legal aid around housing matters (repairs, discrimination, etc.) are given by lawyers. They also help seniors and disabled (as well as poor) apply for HUD section 8, government rent programs, and other support.

Valdosta Housing Authority
Location is Location is 610 E Ann St.
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Call (229) 242-4130 for hours and applications.
They run the HUD section 8 rent and housing program. Vouchers pay a portion of rent for the low income, seniors  and disabled. A waiting list is in place. They also offer public housing, loans for new home buying programs, and other government aid.

By Jon McNamara

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