Mecklenburg County Affordable Housing Resources

Rental, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

INLIVIAN (Formally Charlotte Housing Authority)

  • Housing Voucher Program (Section 8) designed to assist extremely to very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing.
  • Low-Income Housing
  • Mixed Income Housing
  • Workforce Housing

(704) 336-5183

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Crisis Assistance Ministry

Offers assistance with rent and utility payments (electric, gas, water) and helps customers develop the tools they need to become financially stable.

704-371-3001 Ext. 0

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*Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services

Provides utility assistance with heating and cooling costs. Only provides assistance for emergency situations; must have final notice. Nutritionally balanced meals are available at no cost to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty.


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Veterans Bridge Home

A Charlotte-based organization that connects veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community.

Through our network of partners, we help veterans navigate employment, create social connections and settle their families. In addition to these resources, Veterans Bridge Home can help find affordable housing for vets and their families.

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Community Link

Community Link helps homeless individuals and families find and keep rental housing, and offers assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure. It also provides a relocation service for those facing domestic violence, human trafficking, or a medical crisis.


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United Way Of Greater Charlotte

Serves Mecklenburg County residents by investing in emerging grassroots organizations and working with community partners to prevent homelessness and advance racial equity and economic mobility.


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A Roof Above

Contact if you need emergency shelter, basic services (food, laundry, transportation) and general housing.


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Angels and Sparrows

We exist to help those in our community who are in need of food, shelter, and other necessities. If you’ve found yourself needing this kind of help and support, we want to help.


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With Friends

We provide residential shelter care, food, counseling, education, skill building, case management, outreach, follow-up and referral services that focus on positive youth development.Services provided to youth and families in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Iredell, and Union Counties.


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DreamKey Partners

Our team of experienced, compassionate coaches and HUD-certified Homeownership Advisors are proud to offer education and down payment assistance programs to help people meet their goals.


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Legal Aid of North Carolina - Charlotte

Provides free legal help to low-income North Carolinians in civil cases involving basic human needs like safety, shelter, income and more.

Fair Housing Helpline: 1-855-797-FAIR(3247)

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Housing Collaborative

On any given day, you can find us recruiting and supporting housing providers, successfully placing people in housing, creating access to resources to simplify the way people secure and retain housing, helping agencies administer housing programs, and more.


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Homeless, Transitional & Day Shelters

*The Harvest Center of Charlotte

Transitional/Supportive Housing - Homeless men and women receive full time supportive housing for up to one year for the purpose of overcoming the issues that perpetuate their homelessness.

Hot Meals - Individuals and families in need are welcome to enjoy a hot meal and message of hope and change.

(704) 335-1616

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*Room In The Inn - Urban Ministry Center

Interfaith organization that serves as a Coordinated Assessment Site (point of entry for individuals or families in crisis), showers, laundry, counseling, assistance with transportation, obtaining documents, mailbox, job referral/placement, winter housing, soup kitchen, etc.


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The Center of Hope, Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

Emergency shelter for women and children.


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The CSS Housing Innovation & Stabilization Services

Connects people who are homeless, or about to become homeless, to available community resources and services.


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Charlotte Family Housing

  • Temporary Shelter: to meet immediate needs
  • Housing Placement: subsidies for housing placement in rental units


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Families Together – YWCA

Provides transitional housing for homeless families with minor children.


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Exodus Home

Exodus Home 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.

828-324-4870 Main Line 1

828-324-7226 Main Line 2

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Supportive Housing Community

Provides affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.


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Gracious Hands Housing

Affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to women who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self-sufficient to move.


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Coordinated Entry

If you are experiencing homelessness or think you will be homeless soon, Coordinated Entry is your first step to connect to homeless services and homelessness prevention resources in Mecklenburg County.


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Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Delivered Meals

Second Harvest Food Bank

The mobile pantry program distributes food directly to families in need during large-scale one-day distributions.

(704) 376-1785

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Food Pantry - St. Paul Baptist Church

The Food Pantry provides help for those in need of meals and clothing.


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Loaves & Fishes

Provides emergency food to people in crisis for a two or seven day period.


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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Lunch is offered to all people, free of requirement or charge, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, please call our church office at 704-375-9185.

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Assistance League Charlotte

A backpack program was created to provide take-home backpacks of food to children in need in CMS schools.

Food Pantries were established for families needing food assistance due to a variety of reasons, including homelessness and family crisis.


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Care To Share (Greater Bethel AME Church)

The purpose of the agency is to combat hunger by assisting low-income individuals and families by providing nourishing food and groceries.


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Hickory Grove Baptist Church Food Pantry

Assists families experiencing a financial crisis with food items. The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays from 9–11 AM and is located at the Latin American Campus.


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Reeder Memorial Baptist Church

We provide food to individuals in Mecklenburg County, and surrounding areas, by appointment and on an emergency basis. Clients are required to complete an application to receive food.


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Pineville Church Food Pantry

We are usually open the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month except in November & December8:30am-12pm.


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Mission City Church

Distributes food to our community on the first and third Thursday of each month. Our motto is “Loving our Neighbors”, and our goal is to love them by sharing God’s love to those who are hungry both physically and spiritually.


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