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Rental assistance in Lubbock Texas.

Find how to get help with paying rent in the Lubbock Texas area. Several agencies, churches, government programs and non-profits focus on assisting people in a crisis. The organizations can provide emergency rental assistance, grants for security deposits, and money moving expenses. There are also lawyers that offer free eviction defense services to low-income renters as well as motel vouchers for the homeless as well as Section 8 programs.

Any resident that is faced with an imminent eviction, or tenants that anticipate needing rent assistance in the future, they need to call one of the Lubbock organizations below. The earlier you call the higher chance you will have to receive help from an agency. Funding is always limited, and the demand for services, whether that is financial assistance or landlord/tenant advice, is always high.

If a location in Lubbock doesn’t have funds available to help with back rent or housing expenses, they can oftentimes refer individuals to various other local charities. Many also have information on other resources, possibly either state or federal government rental programs, such as section 8, Housing First services or a local homeless prevention.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) - Family PromiseNo direct funds for paying rent are offered. However they offer referrals to the low income, working poor and the homeless. Help is offered for families with children, families in multi-family situations and/or undesirable situations, or lower income families in emergency situations.

Programs offered may assist with Homeless Court, Volunteers refer clients to rent or financial aid (including security deposits), and there is a Volunteers Uniting Housing program. Also provides counseling and case management in order to help clients find a new home or apartment. Phone 806-744-5035. The main center is at 1319 15th St, Lubbock, TX 79401.

Guadalupe Economic Services – Runs social service and financial assistance programs. There is also free basic needs for income qualified renters, such as furnitures or households goods.  The charity provide clients with a complete needs assessment, plan of action, and information on housing and rent assistance programs to apply at. Dial (806) 744-4416. Or the agency is at 1502 Erskine St, Lubbock, TX 79403.

Salvation Army of Lubbock Texas – Provides limited assistance with rent, utilities, food, and more. They also have an onsite Homeless Shelter for individuals and families. Or get free motel vouchers or hotel rooms. There is also a Thrift Store for furniture and other household items. 1111 16th St, Lubbock, TX 7940. Call 806-765-9434.




Catholic Charities, based on 102 Avenue J in Lubbock, can offer referrals only. Clients may learn about organizations to try for rent help from loans, low income apartments, and other eviction prevention services. Or the homeless can inquire into security deposits and moving expense reimbursement.

Single parents, as well as other struggling tenants, who are low-income can get assistance with paying their rent, utilities, and more. They also help immigrants as well as unemployed workers with housing needs. For referrals, try the number of 806-765-8475.

Link Ministries – Runs programs for the homeless. Clients can get referrals to rent and utility deposit programs, as well as loans for moving costs. The address is 1701 Avenue A, Lubbock, TX 79401. For information, call (806) 765-9101.

Neighborhood House - Assists with basic needs, including rent. Call for times and services available. Location is 1318 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401. They help people of all races, ages, and languages. There are many emergency financial assistance resources (including for rent or utilities). Phone (806) 589-1907.

Lubbock Housing Authority – This government agency runs the local Public Housing programs as well as Section 8 housing assistance in the county. Get help with rent for the low to moderate income families, elderly, or persons with disabilities. The PHA is at 1708 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401. For information on the waiting list, or emergency section 8, the telephone number is 806-762-1191

Lubbock County General Assistance – This county program offers grants and temporary assistance with paying rent. Much of it is part of TANF. To qualify for this low income housing program, the household must include a totally disabled adult or minor child and the household must have been without income for a period of time. The government office is at 916 Main Street, Lubbock. Phone (806) 775-1080.

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock is made of of volunteer and pro-bono attorneys. They can offer free advice on civil housing issues, such as eviction help or resolve disputes over lease agreements. The non-profit is at 916 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79401. They can assist with housing discrimination, help with applications to government rent grants or section 8 and give other support. Call 806-762-2325.

Across The Street – Runs a number of services, including an emergency rental/cash grant program. Address is 2001 60th Street, Lubbock, TX 79412. there are vouchers for housing, job programs, counseling and many other resources. Call (806) 543-2386.

Lubbock ESG grants are run by charities, non-profits or church - faith based groups. The federal government funded resource, which is limited, can help with paying back rent and other housing expenses, such as utilities, in a crisis. The intent is on homeless prevention. More on homeless prevention in Lubbock County.





Paul's Project - Grace Campus - Location is 1301 Avenue A, Lubbock, TX 79401. They help the homeless and recently evicted. Meals, case management, and employment resources are offered from the short term housing site. Post stability, there will be referrals to rent and utility deposit assistance, storage costs, motel vouchers and more. Dial (806) 500-5006.

Vetstar formerly VRCG helps veterans, their spouses and kids with housing and other needs. Programs range from SSVF grants for paying rent or security deposits to budgeting, transportation and other support. Homeless veterans, those facing eviction or foreclosure and others can get emergency rent, mortgage, or utility help. The office is at 3804 I-27 Frontage Rd, Lubbock, TX 79412. Dial (806) 470-9317.


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