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Sullivan County Tennessee rental assistance.

Families struggling with their rent can get help from one or more agencies in Sullivan 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 can help clients pay back rent, a deposit on a new apartment, and other housing expenses.

Any applications for financial aid need to meet State of Tennessee and Federal government funding guidelines. The agencies will provide rental or even mortgage payment help to people of all religions, races, whether they are disabled or not, or regardless of whether kids are in the home. The application process for a grant will also review the applicant's income, and they need to have also demonstrated need of a service.

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.

People Incorporated
The non-profit also supports parts of Sullivan County. Their services range from home repairs to referrals to section 8 HUD voucher programs. The number is 276.623.9000.

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 will never help with deposits, there may be referrals to housing programs. Ranging from foreclosure counseling to Emergency Solution Grants for paying rent or utilities, the non-profit is a source of help.

Neighborhood Service Center - Bristol (UETHDA)
Main address is 713 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 968-3951
This is a 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.





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.

Piney Flats Community Chest
P.O. Box 96
Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686
(423) 538-3419
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.

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
Location is 137 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-6156
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.

Good Samaritan Ministries
Address: 100 N Roan St.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
For referrals, dial (423) 928-0288




St Vincent DePaul Society
Address: 2517 John B. Dennis Highway
Kingsport, TN 37660
(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.

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.

Kingsport Community Ministry Center (KCMC)
618 Watauga Ave
Kingsport, Tennessee 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.



By Jon McNamara

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