Union County Affordable Housing Resources

Rental, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

Monroe Housing Authority

Section 8 Housing offers vouchers for rental assistance. Counseling on rentals and relocation is provided. The recipient may be allowed to pay 40% of their monthly expenses on rent and utilities.


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Monroe-Union County Community Development Corporation

MUCCDC offers opportunities for low-income families to fulfill their dreams of home ownership and economic self-sufficiency.


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Union County Department of Social Services

Provides utility assistance with heating and cooling costs. Only provides assistance for emergency situations; must have final notice.


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*Union County Community Action

Program provides low-income families with the opportunity to become self-sufficient. Case management helps connect clients with resources for employment, housing, food and education. Offers financial assistance across Union, Anson and Richmond counties.


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*Operation Reach Out

We assist with energy bills, medicine, gasoline and a variety of other needs. We also provide emergency food boxes for those in need.


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*Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

Provides emergency financial assistance with electric bills (for Duke Energy Customers), rent and mortgage payments. Also has a food pantry open on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Homeless, Transitional & Day Shelters

*Union Co. Community Shelter

  • Adult Emergency Shelter
  • Emergency Family Sheltering
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Hope Pantry

(704) 289-5300

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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 permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who are chronically homeless and have a disability.   

704-943-9490 or 1-(800)-977-1969

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Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Delivered Meals

*Operation Reach Out

Provides a variety of services including Joseph’s Food Pantry 5 days a week and emergency funds for utilities, gasoline and medicine.

(704) 289-4237

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Open Arms (Part of the Second Harvest National Food Bank Network) -- Food Pantry

(980) 269-1828

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Common Heart -- Food Pantry


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