There are charities and nonprofits throughout the state that may be able to provide financial assistance with rent. Funding will vary, and assistance may not always be available. Still, you should reach out to these agencies in your area to see if they can help you.
Where can I find help with utilities?
- The Salvation Army in your community may have a Crisis Assistance Program, where they can provide short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations. Contact your local Salvation Army to see if they offer this program.
- Many Catholic Charities offer short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations. Contact the Catholic Charities in your area to see if you qualify for this program.
- Community Action Agencies offer short-term financial assistance for people in emergency situations. Contact your local Community Action Agency to see if you qualify for this program.
These agencies are commonly found throughout the state. Visit https://nc211.org/ to find other resources in your area. Select “housing/shelter” from the category search OR type the following terms into the search bar: “rent assistance” “rent help.”
How can I apply?
Each program has its own detailed application procedure.
Applicants will need to provide documentation of the past-due amounts. When approved for assistance, funds are paid directly to the landlord. Programs will require disclosure of other assistance applied for or received.
What should I know about eviction laws?
CLICK HERE to read NC 211’s eLibrary article about the eviction process in North Carolina.
Need more information?
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 if you need further assistance or more information on local resources. Our call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SOURCES:Governor Roy Cooper, CDC, U.S. Department of Treasury
Last updated 2/7/2023