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Rental assistance in Wake County and Raleigh.

Get information on Raleigh and Wake County rent assistance programs as well as places for security deposit help. A number of agencies, non-profit organizations, churches, charities and government programs can help the low income and people facing an emergency pay their rent and housing expenses. Also, if you are closed to being evicted, many organizations in Wake County NC near you, listed below, can provide emergency rent assistance. Or they will help you find new affordable housing and pay for security deposits.

Families and individuals across Wake County, Cary, Apex and Raleigh North Carolina can apply for help with rent. Not only will you receive financial assistance and grants, but most of the non-profits can also help people apply for government assistance such as section 8 housing vouchers. In addition the organizations are very effective at providing referrals to other federal government or state of North Carolina rent assistance and low income housing programs.

Where to get help with rent in Wake County

Fuquay-Varina / South Regional Center - A program known as Family Aid Council is administered. Interested parties must go  through WCHS Southern Regional Center. The address is 130 N. Judd PKY NE, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526; Call 919-557-2501. Emergency rental assistance is offered.

Christian Community in Action / Dorcas - Financial support, including for rent or housing, is available for residents of Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs. There are also housing programs for Willow Spring, Friendship, and New Hill.

They only support Cary area families and the Wake County NC towns above. Tenants can apply for financial aid, including for rent. There is also scholarship, job placement, referrals to low income housing in Cary and other resources, including rent assistance for single moms. The location is 1231 NE Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27513. Phone 919-469-9861.

Wake County Housing Authority - Offers emergency rental assistance and programs such as section 8 housing vouchers. There are affordable, income based apartments with short waiting lists as well as emergency section 8 as well. The main location is is Zebulon, North Carolina 27597-8967, call (919)269-6404




Triangle Family Services' Emergency Housing and Rent Assistance Program - Low-income tenants, the homeless and others can get help. Services offered include Homeless Prevention and emergency rent help. This non-profit prevents homelessness and evictions by providing emergency financial assistance.

There are also cash grants, intensive case management, and budget counseling services to eligible Wake County NC families and individuals facing imminent risk of eviction from their homes or apartments. The address is 3937 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606. Dial 919-821-0790 X 115. Continue with rent help from Triangle Family Services.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry assists with paying rent and utilities for a specific area only, which includes residents of Apex, New Hill, Friendship, and Holly Springs. Their choice pantry is another option for free furniture, and it is available for Apex, New Hill and Friendship residents.

The address is 1600 Olive Chapel Road, Suite 408, Apex, NC 27502. Dial 919-362-0657; Please note, that the non-profit agency does not serve all of Wake County, and anyone seeking rental or other financial assistance needs to live in the regions specific above.

Garner Area Ministries - This charity can provide help with rent if you have an eviction notice. the address is 885 HWY 70 W, Garner, North Carolina 27529. Phone - 919-772-9100. Residents of the Raleigh zip code of 27603 can also get housing assistance.

Raleigh Housing Authority processes applications for section 8 HUD vouchers. There are income and rent subsidized homes that are affordable. The agency also helps with home buying and other resources. The address is 900 Haynes St, Raleigh, NC 27604. Main phone number - (919)831-8300

Salvation Army - Offers help for paying rent and other bills. Food, vouchers, and thrift store also on site. There are multiple centers in Wake County. Or access a homeless shelter or get free motel or hotel vouchers. The location is 1863 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604. (919) 834-6733

Wake County Housing Emergency Assistance Program - This government agency makes funds available to assist families in situations involving a child where a person needs assistance with paying security deposits, rent, or for those facing eviction.





Rent help is provided from government funds. Appliances need to be within 200% of poverty levels with a kid. There are also grants, transportation, and energy programs. Single mothers or fathers are big users of the Wake county emergency rental assistance program. Call 919-212-7000.

Family And Community Empowerment Services (FACES), also known as Southern Wake Faith Community & Action, locations is 605 Bridge Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. They support Fuquay-Varina and Willow Spring. Shelter, assistance with back rent or utility bills, referrals, free furniture for tenants, and other aid is offered too. Eviction help includes advice, rent money, and other social services. For information, dial 919-567-8100

Access Hub is a free referral line for immediate rental assistance or legal services. The service helps the homeless and people facing eviction, foreclosure, or lose of housing. Learn about emergency rent assistance, homeless shelters, motel voucher programs in Wake County, low cost apartments and more.  The goal is to stop evictions, direct residents to rental programs and give support. Referrals only are given. Call (919) 443-0096

Passage Home, Inc. is at 513 Branch St, Raleigh, NC 27601. The local community action agency for Wake County. Money will be available for emergency rental assistance or case managers have referrals to charities and low interest loans for housing payments. Phone number - (919)834-0666.

Carying Place Incorporated - Transitional Housing Program will be able to provide families an opportunity to stabilize their financial situation and obtain long term housing. Address is 491 James Jackson Ave, Cary, NC 27513. For information on first months rent or emergency lodging, call (919)462-1800

First Baptist Church of Garner only covers struggling Garner NC residents. There is financial help for mortgages, rent payments, or utility bills (if they would lead to an eviction). The location is 601 St Marys St, Garner, NC 27529. Phone: (919) 772-1772




Wake County Rent help from Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program - This was created by federal government and is normally funded most years. Money can pay deposits, rent for up to 18 months, and more. Other services include hotel or motel vouchers, moving costs, case management, and even debt counseling. Call one of the following organizations for information.

Women's Center Of Wake County - Offers Supportive Housing and Rental Assistance, including for single parents. Location is 400 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27601, phone (919)829-3711. They also help refugees, immigrant women and females who need a safe place to live due to DV.

Urban Ministries Of Raleigh - The location is 1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603. Get referrals or assistance for housing or rental payments. There will also be free furniture, household stuff and other support. Phone number - (919)836-1642

Community Alternatives For Supportive Abodes (CASA) is at 624 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603. They provide funds for rent or supportive housing to the disabled in Wake County. The mentally or physically disabled can get help. Primary number to call is (919)754-9960 for information and consultations.

Catholic Charities Family Life Center, which can be reached at (919) 286-1964, will have funds for emergency rent help or information on loan programs. They also provide case management and related social services in Wake County.

Wake County rehousing for the homeless, rent or deposit help and eviction assistance is available as the result of government administered rental programs and housing grants. Assistance is available for everyone from veterans to the disabled, mentally ill and single parents. Find information on money for paying back rent, motel vouchers, landlord/tenant mediation, and rehousing. More on eviction prevention in Wake County.

Raleigh - Wake Partnership to End Homelessness is at 811 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. A number of assistance programs are offered. They include rapid Rehousing and Housing First. SSVF is also offered, and veterans can get help in applying for cash benefits, low income housing, disability, or emergency funds from programs such as SSVF for security deposits or moving costs. Or learn about security deposit assistance, funds for storage and other support. Call (919) 443-0098.

Doorstep Ministry - Edenton Street United Methodist Church - Location is 228 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603. Telephone: (919) 832-7535. Appointments are needed. Bring ID, proof of income, and more. Emergency rent help or funds will be loaned out as well for bills.







Legal Aid of North Carolina Raleigh has free lawyers at 224 South Dawson Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Free legal aid, including for housing and delinquent rent matters, is provided. Lawyers will help tenants stop evictions and ensure seniors, the disabled, and poor have access to safe housing. Call (866) 219-5262

Wake County shelters and low income housing - The non-profit agencies and charities below may have shelter or housing for the homeless and very low income.

  • Healing Place, 1251 Goode Dr., Raleigh, NC. 88 - Offers shelter for women with children and the homeless.
  • Helen Wright Center for Women, 401 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission, 314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
  • South Wilmington Street Shelter, 1420 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh.
  • Urban Ministries, 840 Semart Dr., Raleigh, North Carolina 27604; 919-834-4707.  Rent and financial assistance.


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