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Rental assistance Sullivan County Tennessee

Find rent assistance programs in Kingsport and Sullican County TN. Low-income families, seniors and single moms will get immediate financial help for housing. Get hardship funds to help with rent, money for a security deposit, section 8 vouchers or no-wait list apartments and other support. Locate rental assistance near you in Sullican County Tennessee.

Using a combination of donations as well as government grants, the non-profits as well as charities that offer this form of support will help low income tenants or people facing eviction pay back rent. Or get assistance with a security deposit on a new low-cost apartment or locate free motel vouchers and other aid. Any applications for emergency rental assistance need to meet funding guidelines.

The application process for a grant top pay rent in Sullivan County will also review the applicant's income, and they need to have also demonstrated need of a service. The agencies will provide rental or even utility payment help to people of all religions, races, whether they are disabled or not, or regardless of whether kids are in the home. Or find other single adult cash assistance programs.

Eligibility for security deposit or rent help in Sullivan County will vary by service. A local case worker will either approve or deny the request when an application for service is made. Note any funding for housing costs (and really any bill) is very limited.

Get help with rent in Sullivan County and Kingsport TN

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency (UETHDA)
Address is 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660. Main number is (423) 246-6180
There are two offices. While they do not focus on deposits, there may be referrals to housing programs. Ranging from foreclosure counseling to Emergency Solution Grants for paying rent or utilities, the non-profit community action agency in Sullivan County is a source of help. They also help people find no wait list apartments or get housing, even if they have bad credit.

  • Another office is the Neighborhood Service Center - Bristol (UETHDA). Main address is 713 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620. Call (423) 968-3951. This is a second local office of the community action agency. Similar to above, they offer referrals to loan or grant programs. They can help with rent, energy costs, employment, and other housing issues. Learn more on grants from Tennessee community action agencies.




People Incorporated
The non-profit also supports parts of Sullivan County. There is assistance for back rent to qualified low-income families as well other other programs. Their services range from home repairs to referrals to section 8 HUD voucher programs. The number is 276.623.9000.

Blountville Community Chest
PO Box 277, Blountville, TN 37617. Main number is (423) 323-2465
Students and residents in Blountville can apply for short term financial aid, including for rent, moving costs, or security deposits. Donations from groups such as churches and the Sullivan County United Way make up the funding for their rental programs. They work with partners such as the First Baptist Church of Blountville.

Piney Flats Community Chest
P.O. Box 96, Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686. Call (423) 538-3419 or (423) 571-7693
They offer financial help in partnership with the Neighborhood Service Center of Bristol. Emergency money for rent to stop evictions, transportation, and other aid is coordinated.

Free legal aid eviction defense is available from volunteer attorneys in Sullivan County. Dial 423-928-8311. When a landlord is evicting a tenant, or someone that is homeless, can apply. Lawyers represent people in housing court, refer them to rent or section 8 HUD voucher programs, and help with other benefits.

Salvation Army – Bristol and Summit County
Resources from the faith based charity include emergency shelter, one time rental assistance, congregate meals, counseling for legal aid, and support for single moms around housing. More on Sullivan County TN housing assistance.

  • Location is 137 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620. Dial (423) 764-6156
  • Social services and housing programs are from 204 West Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. Call (423) 926-2101. They also provide funds to veterans for their rent, including SSVF grant money.
  • Another site is at 505 Dale Street, Kingsport, TN 37660. Call (423) 246-6671





Good Samaritan Ministries
Address: 100 N Roan St., Johnson City, Tennessee 37601. For referrals, dial (423) 928-0288
Faith based group helps the low-income. A few dollars for rent to stop homelessness may be offered to single moms or dads or seniors in Sullivan County. There is also case management, furniture for an apartment and other services.

  • Piney Flats Samaritans is another option. This location is 331 Industrial Park Road, Piney Flats, TN 37686. Call (423) 391-7949. Get free counseling, applications to emergency rental assistance money, budgeting and other low-income programs around housing stability.

Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Location is 906 E Sevier Ave, Kingsport, TN 37660. Phone: (423) 245-0135
The HUD housing agency for the county. They have section 8 housing choice vouchers for low-income families and people with no money. Access public housing, section 8 homes, family self-sufficiency programs, and income based rental units in Sullivan County.

St Vincent DePaul Society
Address: 2517 John B. Dennis Highway, Kingsport, TN 37660. Dial (423) 288-8222
The church is part of Catholic Charities. Volunteers visit clients (whether they are senior citizens or poor) to see if they qualify for rental assistance or other support. When a tenant has a pay or quit notice from their landlord, some funds for rent may be offered.

Bristol Faith in Action
They help Sullivan County TN families from 1534 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201. Call (276) 466-8292
They have various assistance programs, including housing and rent relief. Funds are given direly to the landlord or property owner - not tenant.

Colonial Heights Baptist Church
108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663. Dial (423) 239-5123
Anyone applying for emergency rent or energy bill help needs to live in the zip code of 37663. Any funding, including for housing needs, is available at most twice per year.

First Broad Street United Methodist Church - Kingsport Community Ministry Center (KCMC)
100 E Church Cir, Kingsport, TN 37660. Main phone - (423) 378-3722
At most, any Sullivan County family is given up to $200 annually. This depends on funding. In some cases, loans are issued for paying back rent to stop homelessness or to rehouse the applicant.





Volunteers of America Mid-States
They only help veterans (and their families) from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. Address is 112 East Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. Phone - (423) 461-0044.
Financial assistance for housing costs, including rent, utilities or storage costs. There is also free motel or hotel vouchers in Sullivan County for veterans, homeless shelters, and programs focused on helping veterans gain long-term stability.


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