Robeson County rent payment assistance.

Low income tenants in Robeson County coordinate short term rental assistance programs. There is help for members of the Lumbee Tribe as well as the general population in the community. The leading churches as well as charity organizations to call for rent help in the Lumberton area are below.

There is always limited funds available. The types of assistance available from one of these agencies may include the following.

  • -Security deposit help for people moving to a more affordable home or the former homeless that are stabilized.
  • -Grants to help pay back rent.
  • -Free legal aid from regional law firms.
  • -Shelter from churches as well as Robeson County Salvation Army centers.
  • -Guidance on mainlining lease agreements, section 8 for ongoing rental assistance, utility programs, and more.
  • -Find other resources that can help pay rent.

Many families in Robeson County struggle to pay their bills and rent. These organizations may provide either cash aid, loans, or referrals to government grant programs for rent and housing needs.

Up to $600 may be provided from the Lumbee Tribe emergency rental assistance program. The applicant needs to meet all criteria, be an enrolled member, and have proof of hardship, residency, income, and more. Funds for rental costs or a deposit are only provided at most twice a lifetime. They also have a home buying grant programs for tenants seeking to buy.
Address is 6984 NC Hwy 711 West
PO Box 2709 Pembroke, North Carolina 28372
Or email

Red Springs - Robeson County Church and Community Center
Main address is 134 North Main Street
Red Springs, NC, 28377
Phone number - 910-843-4120
The church offers funds for mortgages, rent, utilities, and other basic needs. Apply on Tuesday morning only.





Lumberton Church and Community Center
Address is 600 West 5th Street
Lumberton, North Carolina, 28358
Phone – 910-738-5204. Call on Monday only.
Programs include temporary lodging, financial help for rent, furniture or household items, and more. There is also referrals to loans from credit unions, funds for paying security deposits, and more.

Housing Authority Of The City Of Lumberton
900 N Chestnut St
Norfolk, NC 28358-4854
Dial (910)-671-8200
They run the HUD section 8 rent assistance program and also are involved in the management of low income apartments. While there are waiting lists, seniors and the disabled may sometimes be given a boost in waiting when applying for housing.

Community Services Lumberton NSC
600 W Fifth St, Lumberton
North Carolina 28358
Main number – 910-738-6809
They help the poor, unemployed, and others. Clients may be linked to short term rent programs, job placement, credit repair, and other housing solutions.

Legal Aid of Robeson County
101 E 2nd St
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 521-2831
Lawyers can help with housing discrimination issues and eviction notices. They advice clients that are behind on their rent, dispute deposits, or have challenges with local landlords.




Regional Salvation Army
Dial (910) 483-8119 or (910) 764-1041
Referrals to shelter, DV programs, and rent help.

Christian Care Center
Location is 220 E 2nd St
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone: (910) 739-1204
Call the Police Department for referrals.
Emergency overnight shelter to children, women, men, runaways and families. Meals, clothing, and other aid is given in addition to the housing.

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