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Rental assistance in Nashville and Davidson County.

Find information on charities, churches and government programs that specialize in offering rental assistance to Nashville and Davidson County individuals. The organizations listed below are all committed to providing or referring people to emergency rent help, low income housing, or helping with expenses such as security deposits or moving expenses.

The various forms of rent help can come in the form of cash assistance, grants, or assistance in applying for government programs, such as section 8 or homeless prevention. The demand for these services is very high in the Nashville Tennessee area and unfortunately many non-profit agencies and programs have waiting lists and/or limited funding. However, if you are low income and are facing an eviction, or if you need helping getting into a new home or apartment, call one or more of the organizations listed below in Davidson County to find out if you can qualify for rent assistance. Learn where and how to apply for help.

Metro Action Commission
1624 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37208
Provides help with rent, mortgage, security deposits, basic needs, property taxes and other household expenses. Assistance is only paid out at one time. Phone number - 615-862-8860

Tennessee Housing Development Agency
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1200, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0900
Receive rent help, eviction prevention, security deposits, and other housing aid from this government organization. All is offered as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Call (615)-815-2200

Woodbine Community Organization - mostly mortgage assistance
222 Oriel Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37210
Provides housing assistance, mostly in the form of mortgage payments, to those that qualify for emergency assistance. You need to have missed a payment to qualify. Telephone - 615-833-9580




Tennessee's Rental Housing Resource - The organization has free to search listings of housing - including affordable, Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 grants, handicap accessible, and fair market rental units - as well as verified resources in Davidson County. Call 1-877-428-8844 for toll-free help in English/Spanish.

Nashville Cares, Inc.
633 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
The non-profit offers help to HIV/AIDS patients and their families. 615-259-4866

St. Luke's Community House
5601 New York Ave., Nashville, TN, 37209
Provides help with rent (Section 8 only), security deposits, and mortgage. Applicants to the agency must have children age 18 (in school) or younger in the apartment or home. Or the applicant can be over 60 years old or disabled. One of those conditions needs to be met for housing assistance. Call 615-350-7893

Martha O'Bryan Center
The address is 711 South 7th Street, Nashville, TN 37206
Emergency rental assistance is offered around the 1st of the month, as funding allows. They support tenants in the zip codes of 37206 and 37216. If you have an eviction notice, and are at risk of becoming homeless, you may qualify for rent assistance.
(615) 254-1791

Adventist Community Service Center - Has limited rent assistance on a first come and served basis. Aid is offered at most once per year. In some cases, an interest free loan may be issued for paying rent. Madison, Tennessee 37115. Call (615) 860-6001.

Salvation Army Emergency Services Center of Nashville and Davidson County. In some cases, emergency housing , rent, or shelter services are available for qualified low income families or seniors. (615) 242-0411





Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and The Cumberlands
300 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37201
There may be free legal eviction assistance for Davidson County families. Housing issues, civil legal aid, and representation for tenants can be all be provided by attorneys. Telephone (800) 238-1443.

Assumption St. Vincent Outreach
2209 Buchanan Street, Ste. 200, Nashville, TN, 37208
Offers short term financial and rent assistance for the needy. Telephone number is 615-242-1554

Rooftop Foundation
3511 Gallatin Rd., Suite 202
Nashville, Tennessee 37216
Offers emergency rental and housing assistance to individuals and families in Davidson County. You will need to meet with a social worker too and attend on going case management. (615) 541-9783, or read more on Rooftop assistance programs.

Ladies of Charity Popular
2212 State Street, Nashville, TN, 37203
Provide rent and utility assistance.
Financial assistance for paying rent. Telephone - 615-327-3430. Need to dial for an appointment and no walk ins accepted. Loans may be issued to income qualified applicants.

Department of Human Services
1000 Second Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243
People with children and who are experiencing difficulties may qualify for temporary cash time-limited benefits for rent and housing expenses. Also need to agree to case management and Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP) from this government organization. Phone number 615-532-4000

Eviction help from grants and rehousing
Several agencies provide money from federal government grants for rental expenses. Other support in Davidson County includes shelter or motel vouchers for the homeless, legal aid for tenants, and emergency solution grants for housing or past due rent costs. More on Nashville area eviction assistance.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency operates section 8 Housing Choice vouchers, also known as section 8. This is an income based, government rent assistance program for the low income, disabled, seniors, and people near poverty. the address is 701 South 6th St. Nashville, TN 37206. They also have public housing units, low cost apartments, home buying programs, self-sufficiency, and more. Phone: 615-252-8400.





Buffalo Valley
501 Park Avenue, S., Hohenwald, TN, 38462
The non-profit agency provides short-term assistance. The funds and grants are intended to help get your rent caught up or help people pay for moving into an apartment or some type of rental property. Phone 1-800-626-6709

Catholic Charities of Davidson County
Several churches in the region can help as part of CC. there may be financial help (rent, deposits, utilities, etc) as well as furniture from a thrift store. Immigrants, women fleeing violence, minorities, the homeless and others are the main beneficiaries of the rent and financial help. More on Catholic Charities Nashville TN area.

Needlink Nashville
600 56th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
Priority for rent help is given to seniors, single mothers, and people with disabilities. You need to have an eviction notice. Receive at most one-time (per year) rental assistance. A board needs to review and decide on your application. The homebound as well as tenants in section 8 housing can also call for intake as well if they need short term help paying their rent. Telephone number - 615-269-6835

Millersville Hope Center - Rent Assistance
Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 37072Programs, including rent and housing, are administered for people age sixty-two and older and people who are blind or totally disabled. Also runs a senior citizen rent assistance program. A number of resources are available for older residents of the county. Call (615) 859-0880

Nashville Rescue Mission is a housing and social service agency for the every poor and homeless. There are shelters, warm weather centers (during the winter), furniture programs and additional services. Call (615) 312-1574. The Davidson County agency may have housing assistance for domestic and sexual violence victims. The address is 1716 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208.

North Nashville Outreach -Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
Address - 2209 Buchanan St.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Primary phone number - (615) 242-1554
Emergency grant and loan programs may help pay rent to stop homelessness. They are also involved in rehousing.





Metropolitan Social Services
Address is 800 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
They only have referrals and/or link residents to homeless assistance, rent assistance, counseling, and more. For linkage, dial (615) 862-6458.

By Jon McNamara

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