Williamson County Tennessee rental assistance programs.

In a crisis, tenants facing evictions or the homeless in Williamson County can get assistance paying their rent, grants for their housing needs, shelter, or even money to pay a security deposits. Several non-profit organizations help the less fortunate stay in their home or apartment. While direct financial help for paying back rent or other costs 9such as energy bills) is not common, there may be agencies that can assist.

Applicants will need to meet each non-profit or charities age, income, disabled/senior citizen, etc. criteria. As do to limited funding levels, the organizations tend to focus their rent as well as other housing assistance on a small group of people. Some of the charities will also focus homeless prevention on families with children, including single mothers or fathers in the Franklin Tennessee area.

When an agency does not have funds to help with the rent, then they may provide a short term, no interest loan. Or they may refer the applicant to some other regional Williamson County Tennessee organization, or even direct them to a place in the city of Nashville.

GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.
The charity is at 104 Southeast Parkway
Franklin, TN 37064
Main phone number - (615) 794-9055
Qualified low-income families with an eviction or pay or quit notice can apply for rent help. There is priority to the disabled, elderly, and exceptional circumstances. One-time rental assistance is only for Williamson County residents. More on GraceWorks assistance programs.

Salvation Army
(615) 837-2444
The nearest one to Williamson county is in Nashville, but it also supports the county. Homeless prevention resources range from transitional housing and shelter to funds for rent, job placement, and energy bills.

Section 8 Vouchers – The Franklin and Williamson County Housing Authority
Location of the PHA - 200 Spring St.
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 794-1247
This is the regional public housing authority (PHA). This means they run the federal government funded section 8 housing choice voucher program (HVC) which can pay some of the rent on an income subsidized home. They also help families in poverty with other housing matters by issuing loans, referrals to security or utility deposit assistance, and other aid..

 

 

 

 

The Well Outreach
Address is 1001 Chapman's Crossing
Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174
(615) 320-9355
The non-profit only help residents of Spring Hill or Thompson Station. Energy bill as well as rent help is available.

MCCAA or Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency Williamson County
Location is 129 W. Fowlkes St.
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 742-1113
There is an emergency Family Service Program at the government backed non-profit. When funds are available, the money may assist with some of the rent payment due. Other housing assistance ranges from LIHEAO - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to referrals to grant programs, budgeting, and rapid rehousing or homeless prevention from ESG.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, Franklin, and the Cumberland
Primary Address: 300 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37201
For intake or an appointment, dial (615) 244-6610

Bridges Domestic Violence Center
Confidential location in Williamson County
Franklin, TN 37065
(615) 599-5777
Women, children, and even males escaping from DV can use this shelter.

 

 

By Jon McNamara

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