Rent assistance in Asheville area.

Rental assistance is available in Asheville and Buncombe County North Carolina. If you need help paying your rent, stopping an eviction, or finding low income housing, then the agencies, government programs, and organizations below may be able to help.

Families with children, the elderly, disabled, and the low income with jobs, but who can’t make ends meet,  receive priority. Some of the non-profit organizations may also offer security deposit assistance, vouchers to pay for hotel or motel rooms, or money for moving costs. Those individuals who are faced with an imminent eviction, or who are currently homeless, can get information on and help in applying for low income housing and government programs such as section 8 housing vouchers.

United Way
Office location - 50 S. French Broad Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Dial 828-255-0696
Works with local charities, non-profits, and other aid organizations. They can refer people to emergency shelter, financial assistance, low income housing, and rent help.

Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry, part of the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
155 Candler School Road
Candler, North Carolina 28715
Call (828) 670-1221
One of the leading non-profits. Call for eviction prevention, rent help, deposits, and programs for bills such as electric and medical.

Sojourner House for Women
222 S. French Broad
Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-254-5481 (no incoming calls)
Provides both emergency shelter and food assistance.





Blue Ridge Center For Mh, Dd And Sas
Asheville, NC 28801
Main number - (828)258-2900
Programs include Housing Development, Rental Assistance, and Supportive Housing.

Martha Home for Women
Location - 225 Patton Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Call 828-254-6699
Another local shelter.

Pisgah Legal Services
Address is 62 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(800) 489-6144
Provides low income families in Buncombe County with free legal aid to stop evictions and homelessness. Housing discriminations, disputes over rent, and other civil matters can be handled by attorneys.

Biltmore United Methodist Church
376 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-2379
Appointments are needed. May have very limited housing help, or a forgivable loan for paying rent, on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services
375 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Main number - (828) 274-2014





OTTARI Ministries
39 Ottari Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Main number - 828-258-3598
Recovering substance abusers may access emergency shelter. Call for details on the services.

Four local non-profits focus on HUD homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. The federal program offers grants for rent to families with children and the homeless. There may also be free motel vouchers, legal and, and rental deposit help in Buncombe County. Click more details.

First Step Farm of Western NC Inc.
Chandler, NC 28715
Phone: 828-667-0587 (male callers) or 828-667-0803 (for women callers)
If a mental health provider refers you, may gain access to shelter.

Eblen Charities
Address is 50 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone number is (828) 255-3066
Works with the Buncombe County Department of Social Services and other non-profits as part of the Continuum of Care. The charity may have access to government grants for rental help or security deposits for rehousing. Other aid includes shelters, transitional housing, and loans for emergency rental needs.

Christian Ministries
Address: 24 Cumberland Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Telephone: 828-252-2752
Men who have a job may qualify for housing or rent support. Other locations are at:

  • Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711, Phone: 828-669-9404
  • Cox Avenue, Arden, NC 28704, Phone: 828-259-5337

North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
403 Weaverville Highway
Asheville, NC 28804
Call the center at (828) 645-6141
Social service programs are available. Learn about and apply for financial help for rent and bills, food, clothing, and much more. They want people to become self-sufficient.

Main Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
24 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Call (828) 259-5300 for information





South Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)
10 Buck Shoals Road
Arden, North Carolina 28704
Telephone number - (828) 684-3872

Church & Community
2 Sulphur Springs Road
Asheville, NC 28804
Main phone number - 828-242-1864
Shelter for men with jobs. Or call the second location at:
Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone: 828-645-6141

Oxford Home for Women
Address is 95 Church St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Call 828-258-1560 or 828-255-5638 or 5631

Salvation Army
Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-253-4723
A leading charity organization. Get referrals and case management. In addition funds can help pay rent if you have an eviction notice. In addition get assistance with security deposits, food, thrift store, and electric bills and costs.

First Call for Help
Phone: 828-252-4357
This free service can help you find non-profits, community resources, and emergency rent help in Buncombe County and Asheville North Carolina.

French Broad
13 Park Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
This location offers emergency shelter, housing assistance for DART completers.

Western North Carolina Aids Consortium
Asheville, North Carolina 28802-2411
Phone - (828)252-7489


By Jon McNamara

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