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Rent assistance in Winston Salem and Forsyth County.

Find where to get rental assistance in Forsyth County NC and Winston Salem. Locate churches, non-profits, and government financial assistance as well as free eviction prevention programs. Low-income families will get grant money to help with rent, free legal advice from a tenant lawyer, and other programs. Get help with rent near you in Forsyth County North Carolina

Emergency rent help is combined with long term, affordable no-wait housing, even for people with bad credit. Low income families, single moms, veterans and the working poor Winston Salem NC need to call or apply at these agencies rental or security deposit help. While funding is always limited, and income criteria will need to be met, it is possible to get grants or other financial help to help with housing expenses.

Whether you are unemployed, facing a temporary hardship, or are low income, the organizations below may be able to provide you with rental assistance. The funds can be used to pay back rent, future payments, move in costs, or security deposits for a new, safe home or apartment. Non-profits can also coordinate other housing solutions as well in Forsyth County, such as transitional housing, free motel vouchers or shelter.

In addition to offering money to pay rent, many of the organizations will provide individuals with case management to help them gain long term self-sufficiency. Also call for referrals to other local Winston Salem charities and get help in applying for government low income housing or rental assistance, such as section 8 housing vouchers. Or look here for additional no waiting list apartments for people on a low income.

Charities and government agencies that help with rent in Forsyth County

Crisis Control Ministries - There are two locations in Forsyth County. These non-profits can provide emergency rental assistance, fuel, and free cash assistance for basic needs, such as housing. Call either location for help. Or learn more on Crisis Control Ministry rent help.

  • 431 West Bodenhamer Street, Kernersville, North Carolina, 27284-2502, phone 336-996-5401. Another crisis organization, and may have emergency assistance in Forsyth County. Rent help may be offered in an emergency, along with other resources.
  • Another site is at 200 East 10th Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-1512, call 336-724-7453.




Family Caregiver Support Program at Piedmont Triad Regional Council - The Older Americans Act created this program to provide support to family caregivers. It is generally for the disabled or senior citizens. Seniors, disabled adults and caregivers in Forsyth County NC can get help with rent for supportive housing. The non-profit is at 1398 Carrollton Crossing Dr, Kernersville, NC 27284. Call 336-761-2111

Regional Consolidated Services - Covers several counties in North Carolina. While mostly offers weatherization and energy assistance, the agency can provide information on housing assistance. There are referrals to rent grants to stop an eviction, funds for mobile home lot rent and more. Dial (336) 629-5141.

Forsyth County Department of Social Services Work First Family Assistance (WFFA) - The Department of Social Services agency works with individuals and families to provide temporary economic assistance, including rent. Social workers assist the low income in meeting basic needs. A combination of federal and state grants are used for expenses such as rent, moving costs and other bills.

  • The help is for families with kids, including single moms or dads. Administers a number of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs, emergency rent assistance, low income housing, and section 8 vouchers. Much of this is part of the states cash assistance. DSS is at 741 North Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, call 336-703-3802 or (336) 703-3800.

Salvation Army Winston Salem - Forsyth County Emergency Assistance Program
Location is 1255 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101. Dial (336) 722-8721 or (336) 722-9597
This is another center to try for homeless shelter, emergency rent or utility help, free furniture and more. The Winston Salem office may have government grants to assist with rental expenses for clients with an eviction notice. They also operate shelters for the homeless, have referrals to local emergency loan programs or housing agencies, and other support. Free motel vouchers are also available tonight for people in Winston Salem.





  • Another Salvation Army office is at 2850 New Walkertown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The phone number is 336-723-6366 or (336) 499-1196. People of all income and backgrounds can apply for emergency rent help, if you have an eviction notice. Various social services are administered too, as well as case management. More on Salvation Army assistance in Winston Salem.

St. Peter’s Family Support Program has limited funding. When available, and qualified, apply for emergency rent help, moving assistance, money for utilities (to stop an eviction) and more. The faith based charity, which is at 3643 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, will work to stop homelessness, regardless of religion. Call the church at 336-784-1887 or (336) 650-0200 for information on financial help for rent.

Experience in Self Reliance (SELF)
Location is 3480 Dominion Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105. Phone: (336) 722-9400
The regional community action agency that has free government grant money, including for rental payments. The main housing program is ESR, including transitional housing. They can direct the low income to poverty fighting programs, emergency rental or utility bill help, and other services. Find other ways to get rent help from Experience in Self Reliance.

  • ESR also offers additional support from the Self Sufficiency Program. The address is 1550 University Court, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Call (336) 722-9400. In addition to the rent help (above), the non-profit also offers free case management and support to clients. This may include transitional housing, motel vouchers and information on more permanent options.

Housing Authority of Winston Salem
500 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Phone: (336) 727-8500
Among other services, this agency runs the section 8 housing voucher program for Forsyth County. Services include counseling, information on rent programs, public housing for the very low income and finance from low interest loans. They also operate no-wait list apartments and provide HUD vouchers for veterans to help them with rent or a security deposit.

Moravian Church in America Southern Province, (Sunnyside Ministry)
Address of church - 319 Haled Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27127. Call 336-724-7558
Immediate financial assistance is available, including for rental expenses.




Forsyth County Legal Aid
Main office is at 102 West Third Street, Suite 460, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101. Call (336) 725-9162
Lawyers offer free advice on stopping evictions and landlord/tenant mediation. The goal is to resolve any disputes over delinquent rent or unsafe housing issues and to keep the family housed.

Centenary United Methodist Church
Main address is 646 W 5th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Call (336) 724-6311

Housing Placement Program, AIDS Care Service
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27120. Call the non-profit at (336) 777-0116
Offers solutions, including rent, shelter, and housing, for AIDs and HIV patients.

Government funded homeless prevention - Resources to help low income tenants with an eviction notice include grants for rent, water, or utility bills as well as non-monetary support. This includes legal aid, vouchers to pay for lodging in a motel, and rental subsidies for single moms or the disabled. Read more on getting eviction help in Forsyth County.Rent assistance Forsyth County NC

Winston-Salem Human Relations Department - Fair Housing Enforcement
101 North Main Street, City Hall, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Office number - (336) 727-2429
The goal of this agency is to ensure there is no housing discrimination taking place by landlords, in particular for single mothers, minorities, or the elderly. A regional housing and homeless prevention agency. Everything from information on government grants to help with rent to free motel vouchers, case management, budgeting, or storage cost help is offered. Also rapid rehousing, including security deposit assistance, may be available in Forsyth County.

Bethesda Center for the Homeless
930 N Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101-1546. Telephone - (336) 722-9951
The organization partners with and receives some funding from the United Way Agency. Case managers coordinate programs for homeless persons and provides services including basic needs, spiritual guidance, and information. Referrals are made for housing. Once stabilized, moving help is provided in Fosyth County, including money for a rent deposit.

United Way of Forsyth County
They help veterans only. Address: 301 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Phone: (336) 723-3601
The SSVF program, known as Supportive Services for Veteran Families, will help veterans or their families. Emergency rent or utility help, moving assistance, free hotel vouchers and more is for veterans who are at risk of homelessness or that currently need a place to live.

Catholic Charities
Address: 1612 14th St NE, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Call (336) 727-0705
They help women facing DV in Fosyth County NC, single moms, asylum seekers and the poor with housing as well as other needs. Partial rent payment, low-cost legal, shelters and other support is offered. Locate Catholic Charities rent help in Winston Salem.







Financial Pathways of the Piedmont provides free counseling, budgeting, and referrals only to loan or rent programs. This non-profit focuses more on building self-sufficiency. The office is at 8064 N Point Blvd, Ste 204, Winston Salem, NC 27106. Main number is (336) 896-1191.


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