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Northern North Carolina rent assistance programs.

Locate resources for paying rent that may be available to residents of the counties in the northern part of the state, including Warren, Vance, Person, Franklin as well as Granville. Most of the non-profit agencies extend their programs across that entire region, as they all work together to prevent homelessness by offering housing as well as one time rental assistance.

The primary agencies to call are below. They will also have information on other charities in the region. This is done as there are several churches in the area, such as Person, that will offer a very small amount of money for rent or other housing related expenses. Those sites will only take referrals from another non-profit.

The northern counties are also supported by statewide resource. These range from free legal aid to section 8 vouchers to some of the grant based programs resources for paying a portion of any rent arrears. More information on those are below as well.

Salvation Army Social Services
There are a few centers for the region. From time to time there will be small amounts of funding available for expenses such as rent, heating bills for senior citizens, or shelter services. Another housing expense will be for water bills. In some cases, the center may provide a loan to the tenant for any back rent they owe.
The number to dial are (919) 688-7306 from Monday to Friday, and an appointment is needed. Or another site is at 355 Alexander Avenue in Henderson, North Carolina 27536. Call (252) 438-7107.

Life Line Outreach
Address is 2014 Raleigh Rd.
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 438-2098
They run a shelter, including for victims of domestic violence. Clients can receive food, applications to grant programs from the state of North Carolina for rental expenses or security deposits, counseling, and more.

Legal Aid of North Carolina
This office supports the entire region, including Vance and Person Counties. Call (910) 763-6207 for free legal eviction assistance. This is only for low income families and the elderly.




Department of Social Services
Granville County DSS is at - 107 Lanier Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565, dial (919) 693-1511
Person County - 355 Madison, Roxboro, NC 27573, telephone - (336) 599-8361
Vance County housing department - 350 Ruin Creek Rd, Henderson, North Carolina 27536, (252) 492-5001
Warren County, 307 North Main Street, Warrenton, NC, telephone - (252) 257-1283
Franklin County - 107 Industrial Dr # A, Louisburg, NC 27549, dial (919) 496-5721

Section 8 Vouchers
Henderson, North Carolina
Phone - (252) 492-8559. Note the voucher is only for future rent in low income housing and not a deposit.

The Christian Help Center
Address is 122 Depot Street
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
(336) 599-6070
Numerous services are for the working poor. Rental assistance is combined with guidance. Clients range from immigrants to the homeless and disabled. A focus is on Person County.

Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity
180 South Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
Main phone number is (252) 492-8559
The community action agency can help prevent homelessness and address employment needs. In a crisis, grants may be available for rent or utilities, or they partner with local PHA across the northern tier on HUD vouchers.

ACIM - Area Congregations in Ministry
Address is 634 Roxboro Road
Oxford, NC 27565
Phone - (919) 690-0961
Limited rent payment assistance is combined with funds for energy costs from this church based group.



By Jon McNamara











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