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Rent assistance in Asheville and Buncombe County.

Find rental assistance programs in Asheville and Buncombe County North Carolina that will help low income families with housing costs. There is also free legal aid for stopping an eviction, money for security deposits and housing vouchers. Locate charities, churches or government organizations that will help pay rent in the Buncombe County area.

Families with children, the elderly, disabled, single mothers and the low income with jobs, but who can’t make ends meet, receive priority when applying for emergency or longer term rental assistance. Some of the non-profit organizations may also offer security deposit assistance, vouchers to pay for hotel or motel rooms, or money for moving or storage costs. There are also no wait list apartments in Asheville North Carolina.

In addition, those individuals who are faced with an imminent eviction, or who are currently homeless, will get information on low income housing and government programs such as section 8 housing vouchers. A number of financial and rental payment programs operate in the Asheville region as noted below.

Where to get help with rent in Buncombe County NC

Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry, part of the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) is based at 20 20th St, Asheville, NC 28806. Call (828) 259-5300. One of the leading non-profits. Call for eviction prevention, rent help, grants for security deposits, and programs for bills such as electric.

Pisgah Legal Services has free lawyers and also homeless prevention programs. Address is 62 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Provides low income families and renters in Buncombe County with free legal aid to stop evictions and homelessness. There are free lawyers for tenants available, There is help for housing discriminations, disputes over rent, and other civil matters can be handled by attorneys. Call (828) 253-0406.

Biltmore United Methodist Church provides social services including rent relief. Appointments are needed. The charity may have very limited housing help, or a forgivable loan for paying rent, a couple or so days per month. The address is 376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803. Call (828) 274-2379.

Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services has a crisis ministry at 375 Hendersonville Road. Asheville, North Carolina 28803. There may be limited help help for bills, including rent or utilities. Or get free household items, furniture and more. Call (828) 274-2014.




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 aid, and rental deposit help in Buncombe County. Click more details on homeless prevention in Buncombe County.

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

Community Action Opportunities provides grant money, financial aid, budgeting and other support. The office is at 25 Gaston Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Some rent help may be offered for low income families as well as single mothers in Asheville that have a plan for stability. The elderly, disabled and single parents in Asheville are often clients. Call (828) 252-2495.

Saint Vincent de Paul has different parishes in Buncombe County. The homeless or renters in need of help, in the southern part of the county, can dial (828) 684-6098. Any money for back rent or housing is not same day. The SVDP of Eastern part of the county is at (800) 862-1633.

Homeward Bound of Western NC helps veterans, their families, and others on the brink of homelessness. There is outreach, information on public benefits or grants for rent, free hotel or motel vouchers and more. They also offer case management and applications to VA benefits. The location is 201 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805. Phone: (828) 579-3479.

  • Another office, AHOPE Day Center, is at 19 North Ann Street, Asheville North Carolina. Call (828) 252-8883. This one focuses on homeless prevention and rehousing.





Asheville Housing Authority also supports the entire county. The main office is at 165 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801. There is public housing as well as section 8 home rent vouchers. Or learn about home buying services, self-sufficiency, and apply for income based apartments, including for tenants with kids. Call (828)-258-1222. In some cases, emergency section 8 is offered.

United Way gives referrals only. Office location - 50 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville, North Carolina 28801. The non-profit works with local charities, non-profits, and other aid organizations. They can refer people to emergency shelter, financial assistance, low income housing, motel vouchers and rent help. Call 828-255-0696. This free service can help residents find non-profits, community resources, and emergency rent help in Buncombe County and Asheville North Carolina.

Mountain Housing Opportunities is based at 64 Clingman Ave Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801. They offer many social services, including applications to ESG grants to pay for rent or security deposits, case management, and legal consults to tenants. They also help seniors or veterans in Buncombe County find an affordable homes or apartment to live. Call (828) 254-4030.

Rent assistance Buncombe CountySupportive Services for Veteran Families is run from Veterans Restoration Quarters. Rapid rehousing, free motel or hotel vouchers, government grant money for rent or deposits and more is offered. They also offer legal aid, landlord-tenant mediation and help with foreclosures too. The program is run from 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Call (828) 259-5333.

  • Female veterans can get help from Aurora Home, and that address is 1 Dundee Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Dial (828) 771-6979

The ARC of Buncombe County helps the mentally or physically disabled only. Location is 50 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28802. Everything from rent money to income based housing, transportation and more is offered. Call (828) 253-1255.

Christian Ministries - ABCCM has multiple sites around Buncombe County. They offer various financial assistance programs, including emergency rent help or funds for security deposits. There are also grants or loans, referrals to mortgage payment services and other services. The goal is to help struggling families, including the formerly homeless, find a place to live in Buncombe County and pay for it.

  • Address is 24 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, North Carolina 28801. Telephone: (828) 259-5300
  • North Samaritan Crisis Ministry, 403 Weaverville Hwy, Asheville, North Carolina 28804. Call (828) 259-5303. 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.
  • Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry is at 1914 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715. Call (828) 259-5301
  • South Crisis Ministry is at 10 Buck Shoals Rd, Arden, NC 28704. This phone number is (828) 259-5302

Salvation Army is at 204 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801. A leading charity organization. Get referrals and case management. In addition funds can help pay rent for low income tenants with an eviction notice. In addition get assistance with security deposits, food, thrift store, and electric bills and costs. All funds go directly to the landlord. Call 828-253-4723.

Western North Carolina Aids Consortium helps people with HIV and/or AIDs only. Grant money to help pay rent on a private home, housing, medical care and other assistance is offered. There may be some funds for paying past due rent or moving costs, as well as utility or security deposits. The address is 554 Fairview Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28803. Phone - (828)252-7489.







Martha Home for Women has limited housing assistance, including funds to pay first months rent. The non-profit is women and their children. The homeless shelter can also be used by single mothers too. The location is 225 Patton Ave., Asheville, North Carolina 28801. Call 828-254-6699

First Step Farm of WNC Inc helps people with a substance abuse problem. Housing may be offered at 1513 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, North Carolina 28715. Call  (828) 667-0587. If a mental health provider refers the client, may gain access to the homeless shelter and counseling.

Additional rent relief programs in Asheville area

Low-income families in Buncombe County have additional programs they can apply to for rent relief, including for a mobile home. There are government grants, vouchers to help people move, and rehousing services. The Homeless Initiative in the city as well as other agencies can provide referrals. Call 828-251-1122 for further details.


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