Arden, NC
Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 56 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Arden, North Carolina area.


South Crisis Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

3 Miles Away

10 Buck Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 684-3872

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Services:
Provides emergency assistance for food, pet food, clothing, and household items. Assists with fuel for heating when income and resources are insufficient to meet the basic necessities of life. Emergency assistance for utilities and rent will only be provided if a disconnection of that utility would cause a life threatening situation, or they are facing imminent eviction, and all other resources have been exhausted.
Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
18 years old and up; Serves all of zip codes 28704, 28776; Serves part of 28803, 28730, 28732 zip codes; (Area covers south-east of the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge near Bent Creek, all the way to Hwy 74, the AC Reynolds school district side of Highway 74, and south to the border of Henderson County.)

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person; Picture ID, income verification, and Social Security Card required; Shut-off/Eviction Notice required if applicable; Food Pantry: Social Security Card and Picture ID (If first time for food, will not be turned away without ID)



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North, West, and Central Buncombe, Saint Vincent de Paul Society - Buncombe County

8 Miles Away

72 Culvern Street
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 775-1933

Services:
Funding is currently low. Operates on a week-to-week basis. Accepting about five clients a week.
Provides once a year financial assistance on a case by case basis to those in need in North, West, and Central Buncombe Assistance not available for residents of public housing (Section 8 is okay) unless there is a documented medical emergency causing loss of income.
Assistance includes: Rental assistance; All utilities including phone bills.
Leave message from 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Monday mornings. Leave name, number and reason for request Must be available on the day of intake for call back or will not be eligible for assistance that week.
*No same day assistance*

Hours:
Call cell phone when in need and leave a message; Assistance decisions made on Monday afternoon

Eligibility:
Residents of North, West, and Central (North of I-40) Buncombe in need; Assistance not available to residents of public housing; Personal and identifying information, address and Income verification required; Cannot have received assistance from Saint Vincent de Paul in the past 12 months.

Documents To Bring:
Calls on Monday mornings 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Leave voice mail message with name, number and reason for request. Must be available on Monday to receive a call back. If accepted for assistance a volunteer will call to setup a home interview. Please be aware that for reporting purposes personal and ethnicity information are required questions as part of the intake process.



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North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

8 Miles Away

403 Weaverville Highway
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 259-5303

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Services:
Emergency assistance services for persons who reside in North Buncombe County (New Stock Road exit to Madison County line in Weaverville; All of Barnardsville; Alexander - north side of river). Provides emergency assistance for food, pet food, clothing, and household items. Assists with fuel for heating when income and resources are insufficient to meet the basic necessities of life. Emergency assistance for utilities and rent will only be provided if a disconnection of that utility would cause a life threatening situation, or they are facing imminent eviction, and all other resources have been exhausted.
Food Pantry Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Income level requirements; Reside in North Buncombe County (New Stock Rd Exit to Madison County line in Weaverville; All of Barnardsville; Alexander-north side of river); Assists with utilities and rent only if the situation is an emergency and all other resources have been exhausted

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person; Picture ID, income verification, and Social Security Card required; Shut-off/Eviction Notice required if applicable; Food Pantry: Social Security Card and Picture ID (If first time for food, will not be turned away without ID)



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Johnston Elementary Outreach, Children First/CIS of Buncombe County

8 Miles Away

230 Johnston Boulevard
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 768-3012

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Services:
Outreach located at Johnston Elementary School serving families of students attending Johnston Elementary. Services provided include a food pantry; assistance with utility bills or rent; clothing provision and case management; leadership development through participation on the Advisory Council; MotherRead and Love & Logic parenting skills classes.
Open Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Family of student attending Johnston Elementary School

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person



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Family Resource Center at Emma, Children First/CIS of Buncombe County

8 Miles Away

37 Brickyard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-4810

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Services:
The Family Resource Center at Emma was established in 1995 as a collaboration to provide services to families with children in the Emma Community Services provided include: emergency assistance through a food pantry, financial assistance, a clothing closet and case management; community garden; leadership development through participation on the Advisory Council; and Love & Logic parenting classes

Open Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Friday, appointment only

Eligibility:
Targeted to families living in Emma Community with minors in the household; Emergency Assistance is for Emma Community Residents with children 18 years old and younger living the home and attending school.

Documents To Bring:
Phone call; Apply in person; Christmas Assistance has application process



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-- Wayne Dyer




Emergency Assistance, Salvation Army - Buncombe County

8 Miles Away

204 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-4723

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Services:
Provides emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, heat, and medication, as well as household goods and general assistance for people involved in natural disasters or house fires. No Greyhound bus tickets nor gas vouchers given

*Financial assistance can only be given every 24 months.

*Every client must have proof of household income and all bills, receipts, or canceled checks before they are interviewed This includes assistance with rent, utilities, and local travel (bus tickets) for homeless individuals in shelters with a current referral letter.

*For utilities, the bill must be past due and in the client's name. No deposits or re-connection fees.

*For rent the client will have to obtain W-9 forms from the Salvation Army, have landlord complete them, and bring them to the scheduled appointment. Clients will not be interviewed if forms are not completed. No rent deposits.

*Furniture vouchers only issued to individuals that have been in fire or flood. Documentation must be provided.

*Prescriptions/medication filled only once. Includes blood pressure, heart, and antibiotics only. No pain or psychotropic drugs will be filled. *ART bus vouchers are handed out to anyone in need on the last Friday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. as supplies last. Needs picture ID and proof they are a Buncombe County resident.

*Intake: By appointment only; For prescription assistance or furniture assistance for households that had a house fire, call during office hours. Calls to make appointments for financial assistance with rent or utilities are taken two Thursdays a month; The next call-in day to get an appointment for financial assistance is October 18th and 25th. On October 18th or 25th call between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and leave your name, Social Security number, what you need assistance with, and a contact phone number; If selected for assistance a worker will return your call within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. Appointments are usually made for the following week unless there is urgent need. If clients are more than 5 minutes late they will have to reschedule their appointment.

Hours:
Office: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; See description for very important information

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident; priority given to homes with minors or people with health conditions; See description for very important information

Documents To Bring:
See description for very important information



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Emergency Assistance, Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Services

8 Miles Away

375 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-2014

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Services:
Takes applications for financial assistance on Tuesdays in person only. Assistance is for utilities only, and is very limited. Does not provide assistance with rent, medication, or gasoline for automobiles. Sometimes provides local bus tickets for locally-based homeless individuals, and laundry vouchers.

Hours:
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe or Madison County resident; No or low income; Requires cut-off notice for utility assistance, income verification, Social Security Number for all household members, and Picture ID

Documents To Bring:
See description



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Crisis Intervention Program, Eblen Charities

8 Miles Away

50 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 255-3066

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Services:
Provides heating assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). Individuals applying for CIP funds do not need to have minor children in the home Intake is first come first serve. Program is contracted through the Buncombe County Department of Social Services.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe County resident; Meet income requirements; Less than 6 inches of oil in tank; Electric or gas bills less than 5 days of cut off;

Documentation: Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification; Utility bill

Documents To Bring:
In person; First come first served; Picture ID; Social Security Cards for all household members; Income verification



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Crisis Intervention Program, Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM)

8 Miles Away

24 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 259-5300

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Services:
Heating assistance for electric, gas, propane, fuel oil, kerosene, or wood Requires a final notice for electric or gas; for fuel oil or kerosene, 4 or less of oil in tank Funds are based on temperature extremes Must meet household income guidelines for the program Households can be eligible for up to $600 per winter (as funds last) Buncombe County Department of Social Services is the administrator of these funds.

Hours:
Main Crisis Ministry: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.;
North Buncombe Samaritan Ministry: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.;
South Crisis Ministry, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Must be Buncombe resident and meet the income and crisis guidelines for the program. Picture ID, Social Security Card, shut-off notice required

Documents To Bring:
Apply at any ABCCM Crisis Ministry



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Biltmore United Methodist Church

8 Miles Away

376 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-2379

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Services:
Provides assistance with utilities, rent and a food pantry on the fourth Tuesday of each month Please call during office hours on Mondays and Tuesdays leading up to the day of assistance to make an appointment Arrive 15 minutes early to the appointment and bring a valid id and a copy of the bill for which you are seeking help.

Hours:
4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. by appointment only;
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility:
Buncombe County residents in the following zip codes: 28801, 28803, 28704, 28730, 28776

Documents To Bring:
Call during office hours to make appointment; Bring picture ID, utility bill for assistance with utilities, or lease for assistance with rent; Assistance is limited to once every four months per household; Arrive 15 minutes early to the appointment



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