Rent and utility assistance is available for Mecklenburg County residents at 500-A Spratt St, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please review the list of documents you will need to bring to apply.
Mecklenburg County residents with access to email and internet may choose to apply online. Online requests are accepted during business hours until capacity is reached.
You will need to provide legible copies of the following along with your application:
When seeking assistance in person, you will be asked to complete an application packet in your car or in the parking lot and submit copies of required documentation. A staff member will confirm that the application is complete, at which point you are free to leave. Please plan to follow CDC recommendations to minimize risks associated with COVID-19.
Whether you apply in person or online, your application and documents will be reviewed and verified. Then, a Crisis Assistance Ministry caseworker will follow up by phone to conduct a financial assessment and determine what aid you may qualify for. Our caseworkers are trained to understand many different challenges and to help you stay housed, keep your utilities on, and plan to avoid a future financial crisis. You and your caseworker may discuss different options that could help you after the interview.
We use an emergency room triage process and customers with the most urgent needs are interviewed first. Depending on the number of people seeking financial assistance and the nature of your emergency, it may be several days before you receive a call from a caseworker.
If you qualify for assistance, payments will be made directly to your landlord or utility company.