Caldwell County Affordable Housing Resources

Rental, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

Western Piedmont Council of Governments: Section 8 Housing Program

Section 8 housing offers vouchers for rental assistance. Counseling on rentals and relocation is provided.

(828) 322-9191

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Lenoir Housing Authority

The Public Housing Program provides subsidized decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities.


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*Salvation Army - Caldwell County

Provides emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage and utilities, often in cooperation with other helping agencies. Distributes food bags and clothing vouchers.


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Caldwell County Department of Social Services

Temporary financial assistance for individuals and families; includes utility assistance with heating and cooling costs.


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Homeless, Transitional & Day Shelters

Dulatown Outreach Center, Inc.

Owner, operator and provider of childcare centers, children and youth center and transitional housing shelter for single women and women with minor children.


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Exodus Home

Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency, offering transitional and long-term supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning to our community from substance abuse treatment programs and prison.

Exodus Homes currently has 63 beds across 8 different locations.

828-324-4870 Main Line 1

828-324-7226 Main Line 2

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Family Care Center

Family Care Center serves homeless families with dependent children through an emergency residential program.


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Kwanaa Family Inn

A homeless shelter / transitional home for women and their minor children.

We provide a bridge for homeless women with children striving to move from homelessness and dependency to self-sufficiency and independent living through affordable housing and access to specialized support services.

(828) 759-3999

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The Salvation Army Transitional Shelter -- Hickory

(828) 322-8061

Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Delivered Meals

Lenoir Soup Kitchen

We are a non-denominational, non-profit organization serving a free lunch Monday-Friday from 11 am - 12 p.m.


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Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. (BRCA)

This home delivered meals program provides a nutritious meal to eligible, homebound people.

828-758-4290, Ext. 6 or 8

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*South Caldwell Christian Ministries

Provides crisis assistance including food, personal necessities, clothing, household items, infant care and limited financial assistance.


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*Yokefellow Christian Ministries

Provides food, clothing, household goods, furniture, medical and prescription assistance and emergency financial aid to Caldwell County residents in crisis and residing within the Yokefellow service district.


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SPCM Stony Point Christian Ministry

SPCM provides emergency food, clothing and financial assistance.

704-585-6521 Ext. 13


Eligibility screening is conducted to determine access to Emergency Pantry Services, which provides personal hygiene and household cleaning products that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps).


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