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Rent and Housing Assistance in the Asheville NC area

Need help stopping an eviction, or simply wondering what is going to happen if you are late on a rent payment one month, or your circumstances have changed in life and simply need help? Don't be embarrassed to reach out - many people have struggles finding low income housing, government programs or local organizations that provide help. Some become disabled, some are elderly or searching for homes with children or pets that not all locations will house.

Perhaps you are unable to get a mortgage, and would like to own your home through the seller financing your purchase? A limited number of homes are available on the Multiple Listing Service that offer this route.

The following is a list of organizations that may be able to help you:

First Call for Help Phone: 828-252-4357 This free service can help you find non-profits, community resources, and emergency rent help in Buncombe County and Asheville North Carolina.

United Way Office location - 50 S. French Broad Ave. Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Dial 828-255-0696 Works with local charities, non-profits, and other aid organizations. They can refer people to emergency shelter, financial assistance, low income housing, and rent help.

Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry, part of the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) 155 Candler School Road Candler, North Carolina 28715 Call (828) 670-1221 One of the leading non-profits. Call for eviction prevention, rent help, deposits, and programs for bills such as electric and medical.

Sojourner House for Women 222 S. French Broad Asheville, NC Phone: 828-254-5481 (no incoming calls) Provides both emergency shelter and food assistance.

Blue Ridge Center For Mh, Dd And Sas Asheville, NC 28801 Main number - (828)258-2900 Programs include Housing Development, Rental Assistance, and Supportive Housing.

Martha Home for Women Location - 225 Patton Ave. Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Call 828-254-6699 Another local shelter.

Pisgah Legal Services Address is 62 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801 (800) 489-6144 Provides low income families in Buncombe County with free legal aid to stop evictions and homelessness. Housing discriminations, disputes over rent, and other civil matters can be handled by attorneys.

Biltmore United Methodist Church 376 Hendersonville Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 274-2379 Appointments are needed. May have very limited housing help, or a forgivable loan for paying rent, on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services 375 Hendersonville Road Asheville, North Carolina 28803 Main number - (828) 274-2014

OTTARI Ministries 39 Ottari Road Asheville, North Carolina 28804 Main number - 828-258-3598 Recovering substance abusers may access emergency shelter. Call for details on the services.

Four local non-profits focus on HUD homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. The federal program offers grants for rent to families with children and the homeless. There may also be free motel vouchers, legal and, and rental deposit help in Buncombe County. Click more details.

First Step Farm of Western NC Inc. Chandler, NC 28715 Phone: 828-667-0587 (male callers) or 828-667-0803 (for women callers) If a mental health provider refers you, may gain access to shelter.

Eblen Charities Address is 50 Westgate Parkway Asheville, NC 28806 Phone number is (828) 255-3066 Works with the Buncombe County Department of Social Services and other non-profits as part of the Continuum of Care. The charity may have access to government grants for rental help or security deposits for rehousing. Other aid includes shelters, transitional housing, and loans for emergency rental needs.

Christian Ministries Address: 24 Cumberland Ave. Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Telephone: 828-252-2752 Men who have a job may qualify for housing or rent support. Other locations are at:

  • Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711, Phone: 828-669-9404

  • Cox Avenue, Arden, NC 28704, Phone: 828-259-5337

North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) 403 Weaverville Highway Asheville, NC 28804 Call the center at (828) 645-6141 Social service programs are available. Learn about and apply for financial help for rent and bills, food, clothing, and much more. They want people to become self-sufficient.

Main Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) 24 Cumberland Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 Call (828) 259-5300 for information

South Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) 10 Buck Shoals Road Arden, North Carolina 28704 Telephone number - (828) 684-3872

Church & Community 2 Sulphur Springs Road Asheville, NC 28804 Main phone number - 828-242-1864 Shelter for men with jobs. Or call the second location at: Weaverville, NC 28787 Phone: 828-645-6141

Oxford Home for Women Address is 95 Church St. Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Call 828-258-1560 or 828-255-5638 or 5631

Salvation Army Asheville, NC 28802 Phone: 828-253-4723 A leading charity organization. Get referrals and case management. In addition funds can help pay rent if you have an eviction notice. In addition get assistance with security deposits, food, thrift store, and electric bills and costs.

French Broad 13 Park Ave. Asheville, North Carolina 28803 828-254-5346 This location offers emergency shelter, housing assistance for DART completers.

Western North Carolina Aids Consortium Asheville, North Carolina 28802-2411 Phone - (828)252-7489

Mountain Housing Opportunities

Mountain Housing Opportunities

64 Clingman Avenue, Suite 101

Asheville, NC 28801

Phone 828 254 4030

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