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Eviction prevention in North Carolina and rehousing programs.

Low-income families and tenants with an eviction notice in North Carolina will get help as will homeless people. Charities, non-profits and the government provide homeless prevention services. Low income families can get assistance with paying rental arrears to stop an eviction, free hotel vouchers, legal aid from lawyers that help tenants and rehousing or deposit help. Find homeless prevention in NC near you.

Federal government funds or non-profits that are part of the Emergency Solutions Grant program can help stop evictions from occurring in North Carolina. In addition, the state, partnering with local charities or churches, will work to both shelter and re-house those residents that are currently homeless. There are also emergency grants to pay a security deposit on a new home or apartment.

Rehousing for the low income or homeless in North Carolina

Rapid Re-Housing involves locating a new home or affordable apartment for a homeless individual, including veterans, adults or single mothers. Or a case manager will help someone who is currently housed (but facing imminent eviction) find a more affordable place to live in North Carolina.

Throughout this entire process, social workers will work with the client and provide case management as well as other support. This is intended to address the root cause of their struggles, and it touches upon employment, credit counseling, and other activities.

The financial component of rehousing someone that is currently homeless is very limited, but it can be quite extensive as funds allow. ESG grants may be used to pay for short-and/or medium-term rental assistance or a security deposit in North Carolina. Other costs involved in moving the family can be paid as well, rental application fees, storage costs or utility bill deposits. Or look here for housing assistance near you.

In certain situations, agencies may issue zero percent interest rate loans to applicants in an effort to conserve limited resources. Some non-profits in North Carolina will also help individuals or families living in shelters relocate as quickly as possible into a new, affordable permanent home.

Housing authorities in North Carolina will also help low-income families, seniors or the disabled. Many are involved in rehousing struggling people, including those with no money or income. Section 8, home buying and other resources are offered. There is also section 8 apartments in NC for rent.




Financial help to stop homelessness or evictions

North Carolina also takes a pro-active approach to preventing evictions in the first place. The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) can be used to meet this goal. Families, single parents, or individuals that are behind on their rent, and facing imminent eviction from their landlord, can explore some of the following programs.

  • Free legal services for tenants, including landlord-tenant mediation and referrals to pro-bono attorneys. The parties work together to find some type of solution to the crisis. More details on North Carolina free legal aid from attorneys.
  • Direct financial aid for tenants with an eviction letter. This is not common and the applicant needs to normally be executing on a self-sufficiency plan. However, there may be government grants for paying back rent, utilities, or other housing costs.
  • Relocation can help move someone into a more affordable apartment or home. Too many residents in North Carolina, even those that are employed, just can't pay the rent over the long term, so non-profits may have some funds to move people.

Stabilization services cover those activities that are necessary for retaining suitable permanent housing. Case managers will work with clients on an assessment of any housing barriers they have. The next step will be the development of an action plan. If needed, in some cases the plan may require relocation, as noted above.

The goal is to help the struggling individual overcome barriers and prevent homelessness from reoccurring. So to this end, non-profits can use ESG funds for assessing, arranging, and ongoing monitoring the delivery of individualized services. This will often go on for several weeks, and the client needs to attend credit counseling, budgeting, and other workshops.





With resources very limited from ESG, many of the charities or non-profits will also try to provide referrals. So income qualified individuals can learn about public housing or rent subsidized programs such as section 8 vouchers. In some cases clients may be referred to organizations such as the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities, as some of these groups may have emergency funds to prevent evictions. Or they administer shelters. Last, but not least, many law firms in North Carolina do pro-bono work that focuses on the homeless.

Street outreach in NC is another service offered. This will involve a social worker, or volunteers, pro-actively trying to find unsheltered residents in many towns and cities across North Carolina. When this occurs, the staff will refer the homeless person to short term housing, whether that is an emergency shelter or transitional housing center.

Non-profits to call for local eviction or rehousing assistance in North Carolina

Find the main cities and counties in NC below. The funds and resources vary greatly. Many of the organizations that offer rapid rehousing or homeless prevention programs are community action agencies, and they will offer families that are facing an eviction referrals to assistance programs. Scroll down the page to find other statewide and counties resources as well.

Balance of State is covered by NC Coalition to End Homelessness - Dial (888) 742-3465 or 919.755.4393.

Eviction prevention in NC

  • They coordinate with local non-profits, the United Way and government agencies to help tenants, homeowners, and homelessness people. They provide assistance in counties including Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, or Craven.
  • Additional support is offered too in the regions of Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank,
  • NC Colation to End Homelessness also provides emergency help in Perquimans, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrell, Union, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson, and Yadkin County.

Alamance County Community Services Agency, Inc.
Telephone: (336) 229-7031

Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond County
People facing eviction or foreclosure can dial Sandhills Community Action. The Telephone number of the non-profit is (910) 947-5675

Asheville and Buncombe County
Dial the Homeless Coalition at 828 280-0409.

  • Another option is in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell County. Community Action Opportunities - Transylvania County Community Action. Telephone: (828) 252-2495. Several agencies cover western North Carolina. The homeless prevention programs provide shelter, motel vouchers, as well as emergency financial aid.





Avery, Mitchell, Watauga County
WAMY - Yancey Community Action. Telephone: (828) 264-2421

Beaufort, Martin, Pitt County
Community Action can help low-income families with hardship grants, counseling and mediation to prevent an eviction. Dial (252) 792-7111

Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke, Pender, Robeson, Scotland County
Southeastern Community & Family Services. Telephone: (910) 277-3500

Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes County
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission. Telephone: (336) 372-7284

Burke, Caldwell County
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. Telephone: (828) 438-6255

Cabarrus, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Rowan, Stanly County
Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. Telephone: (704) 633-6633

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington County
Economic Improvement Council. Call (252) 482-4458

Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow,
Coastal Community Action Agency, also known as Pamlico Community Action. Telephone: (252) 223-1630

Catawba County Department of Social Services
Cash assistance, grant money for moving costs and other support is at (828) 695-5603.

Charlotte/Mecklenburg County
City of Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services, 600 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Call (704) 336-2266 or (704) 336-3380 for details on government grants for rental needs. There may be funds to pay security deposits or money from HUD affiliated agencies to rehouse the homeless.

  • Or try the Mecklenburg and Charlotte Area Fund. Telephone: (704) 372-3010

Cherokee, Clay, Graham County
Call Four Square Community Action or Swain Community Action. Dial (828) 321-4475

Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, and Northampton County
Choanoke Area Development Association. Telephone: (252) 539-4155

Cumberland County
Action Pathways, Inc.. Dial (910) 485-6131. A major focus is on helping veterans and their families with housing needs, eviction help, SSVF and more.

  • Cumberland County CoC non-profit is another agency at 707 Executive Pl, Fayetteville, NC 28305. Call (910) 323-6112. Several other agencies offer eviction help in the area.

Davidson County
Call the agency at (336) 249-0234

Davie, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin Counties
Yadkin Valley Economic Development. Telephone: (336) 367-7251

Durham County
Telephone number for information on ESG is (919) 688-5541 or (919) 688-8111, and the program is run by Operation Breakthrough.

Eastern Carolina - Duplin, Onslow County
Eastern Carolina Human Services community action offers help. Telephone: (910) 347-2151

Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson County
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development. Dial (252) 442-8081

Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Warren County
Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity has information for tenants that have a 3 or 5 day eviction letter. There is grant money, housing vouchers, and other homeless prevention services. Call (252) 492-0161

Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln County
Call Stanly Community Action or the other non-profit of Gaston Community Action Inc. at (704) 861-2283

Gastonia/Cleveland, Gaston And Lincoln County
Our Neighbors - 512-B Willow St, Gastonia, NC 28054. Phone: (704) 755-5676







Greene, Lenoir County
Greene Lamp provides information. Dial (252) 523-7770

Guilford County
Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Telephone: (336) 691-5780

Charities that are part of the Continuum of Care administer HPRP services. There is support for veterans, the long term homeless, and tenants with an illegal eviction notice among others.

Haywood, Jackson County
Smoky Mountain Housing Partnership. Telephone: (828) 452-1447

Iredell, Lincoln County
I CARE, Inc.. Call (704) 872-8141

Johnston-Lee-Harnett County Community Action
Main telephone: (919) 934-2145

Macon County
Macon Program For Progress. Call (828) 524-4471

Orange County
Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness, dial (919) 245-2496
The government - non-profit partnership works to rehouse people, including single mothers, as well as help people find affordable apartments. Emergency eviction prevention is arranged too.

Union County Community Action
Telephone: (704) 283-7583

Wake County
811 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Call (919) 443-0098
Find information on both grants and loans for paying housing costs. Non-profits in the Raleigh area will not discriminate based on age, race, or religion, and rental or deposit assistance along with shelter is available as a form of eviction prevention.

Wayne County
Wayne Action Group For Economic Solvency. Telephone: (919) 734-1178

Wilmington/Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender County
First Fruit Ministries, Wilmington, NC 28408. Call (910) 612-9438

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
City of Winston-Salem and Continuum of Care, call (336) 978-0267
Tenants that need to stop an eviction can get assistance. Government money may help pay for rental arrears, and attorneys are also in the area. The goal of these programs is to help the homeless and those that are close to it.


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