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Rental assistance programs in Rocky Mount area.

Several local non-profits and government affiliated agencies in the Rocky Mount provide emergency rental assistance. The housing services are wide ranging, and will depend on whether the applicant has a source of income, how far in rent arrears they are, and other factors. Get help with paying rent near you in Rocky Mount NC.

Assistance is in counties counties of nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson County. Programs assist with the following rental and housing costs. listed below.

Note that funding is limited, and most of the rent support as well as homeless shelters operate on a first come – served basis. Unfortunately a number of tenants (or the homeless) may be turned away or referred to other local programs in Wilson County or Rocky Mount. As there are places that offer rent assistance, section 8 vouchers, and affordable apartments in the region. This is especially true of applicants with no source of income or no prospects of being able to pay the rent or energy bills on their own in the future.

  • Safe homeless shelter is arranged, especially for children, DV survivors, veterans, and men.
  • Free legal aid and representation in housing court from Wilson and Nash County pro-bono firms can be used to stop evictions.
  • The charities advocate for the homeless and working poor.
  • Referrals are given to other rental assistance programs, ranging from section 8 to federal grants from SSVF or HOWPA.

Organizations that help with rent in Rocky Mount and surrounding counties

Project H O P E
Main office: 209 S Grace St., Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804. Phone number is (252) 985-1041
Limited funding may be available in an emergency. Rent, utility bills or security deposits may be paid as part of their housing services.

The Salvation Army - Nash/Edgecombe Counties
Location is 1000 Hunter Hill Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Dial (252) 446-4496
The charity provides emergency financial aid for paying rent, shelter needs, or even free motel vouchers. There may also be loans provided for paying for housing, including rental costs. Clients in the region range from senior citizens to the working poor. Find details on help with rent from Salvation Army in NC.




Wesley Shelter, Inc.
Address: 106 Vance St E, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: (252) 291-2344
They support Wilson County women and children that are fleeing domestic violence. They also offer support in Spanish. There may be free legal aid, shelters, support groups, and information on emergency rent and financial aid programs.

Wilson County Interfaith Services
309 Douglas St E, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: 252-291-7278
Homeless men can be placed into transitional housing. Once stable, they may offer free furniture, money for moving costs or a security deposit, and credit counseling. Limited rent assistance is available to low-income families in Wilson County.

Tarboro Community Outreach, Inc.
Address - 701 Cedar Ln, Tarboro, North Carolina 27886. Main number is (252) 823-8801
This is a homeless shelter for Edgecombe County individuals or families.

United Community Ministries of  Nash and Edgecombe
Address is 916 Branch St., Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27801. Phone: (252) 985-0078
Families can be placed into transitional housing or shelters. Some limited hardship funds will help with rent arrears.

Rocky Mount Housing Authority
Location is 1006 Aycock St, Rocky Mount, NC 27803. Dial the non-profit at (252) 977-3141
They administrate public housing programs, including section 8 HUD vouchers. This is an income subsidized program in which the tenant also needs to contribute some of their income towards their energy as well as rental costs.

  • The Wilson County Housing Authority is another option. The address is 301 Nash St NE, Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: (252) 291-2245.

Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development
Main address is 200 N Church St., Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804. Phone: (252) 442-8503 or call (252) 442-8081
Referrals can be given to federal government grant programs, ranging from funds for housing, rent, LIHEAP energy bills, and many others. There is free grant money for housing, information on emergency rent programs and more.





Pro-Bono Legal Aid in Rocky Mount NC
148 S Washington St
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27801
Phone number: (866) 219-5262
Lawyers, paralegals, and attorneys can offer free advice and representation to tenants with a pay or quit notice. Learn about tenant rights and responsibilities, government housing and rent programs, landlord rights, and other support.

Nash County Social Services Department
Main address: 120 W Washington St, Nashville, NC 27856. Call (252) 459-9818
Cash assistance is offered from Work First, which limited funds will pay people with living expenses, including rent. This is only for parents with kids. Learn what TANF benefits are.


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