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Wicomico County rent assistance.

When facing eviction, or when homeless, Wicomico County residents can get everything from rent assistance to shelter and more. A number of other housing services also exist in the region, including the city of Salisbury. Low income families or individuals in need may also receive grants for paying rent or mortgages, legal aid, as well as take advantage of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs.

Housing as well as rental assistance can be provided from many different agencies in Wicomico County. There is the local community action agency (Shore Up), the government Department Social Services, Salvation Army, and others. The point is a wide variety of organizations all partner together to help the needy with their housing needs.

Find places to apply at below. Whether it is a grant or loan to help pay back rent, emergency shelter, transitional housing or more, support is available.

Salvation Army Center
Location is 407 Oak Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
Call (410) 749-7771 for information.
A number of financial assistance programs and social services are available. One time rent help (up to $600), money for utilities, low cost furniture from a thrift store, food, and more is offered. Any rental or other assistance is for a crisis only.

Christian Shelter Inc.
Address is: 334 Barclay St
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Dial (410) 749-5673
Emergency shelter, food, counseling, and more is offered.





Wicomico County community action – Shore Up
Location is 520 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Main number is (410) 341-9634 or (410) 749-1142
Referrals to rent and low-income housing, MEAP applications, and other aid is arranged.

Salisbury Urban Ministries
Main office address is 326 Barclay Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Main phone - (410) 749-1563
Everything from shelter to financial aid is available from the charity. Emergency funds to help pay security deposits, back rent to stop evictions, and utility bills. Disconnection or eviction letter is needed, but walk-in appointments are processed. Single moms as well as the disabled often take priority for housing support.

Wicomico County Department of Social Services
Government office is at 201 Baptist Street, Suite 27
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 713-3900
They provide government funds from benefits such as TCA (Temporary Cash Assistance or SSI. The money can be used by very low income/families in poverty for many needs. Rent, transportation, heat, and more can be paid.

The Joseph House
Main location is 812 Boundary Street
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Telephone number is (410) 749-4239
Homeless prevention programs are run.

HALO Ministries - Center of Hope
701 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
A charitable run shelters.




Wicomico Housing Authority
Location is 911 Booth St.
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone - (410) 749-1383
Section 8 HUD vouchers for rent, home buying, and more. Public housing and low income apartments may be available via referrals.

Maryland Legal Aid - Wicomico County and Lower Eastern Shore Office
Attorneys are based at 111 High St
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: (410) 546-5511
Free legal aid to stop evictions can be arranged.

Christ Episcopal Church
6800 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Referrals line - 410.309.9695
They only offer information. Information on legal aid, rent help, shelters, clothing, and more.

By Jon McNamara











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