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Desoto and Tate County rental assistance.

Disadvantaged tenants in Desoto as well as Tate County Mississippi can apply for help paying their rent from a number of agencies. There are both non-profits as well as social service agencies that may be able to either offer funds or direct the family to local charities that offer rental assistance. Or if the person needs other support, such as placement into a shelter or transitional housing, that is available too.

There are qualifications that need to be met in order to receive help. These include the person usually will need an eviction notice. Or if they have a job, but are living in poverty, there may be funds for paying rent over a short period of time. Other resources are focused on tenants facing a natural disaster, domestic strife or some other crisis.

Using donations as well as federal funds from Emergency Solution Grants / ESG, the agencies in Desoto County can offer help with everything from back rent to case management services. Or get help in locating a new low income apartment as well as paying the security deposit on it.

Catholic Social Services Sacred Heart Southern Missions Ministry Of Tate County
Main address - 707 Strayhorn Street
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
(662) 560-1991
Services range from advocacy to emergency rent help. The staff also have information on affordable low-income housing, budget/credit counseling and educational opportunities. Some of the housing and rent programs are paid for using revolving loans.

Hope Ministries
110 N Robinson St
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Dial (662) 562-4673
The charity may offer financial aid to people with an eviction notice.

Mid State Opportunity
100 Scotsdale Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone - (662) 562-7733
Most of the programs are government funded, using CSBG grants. They may help with rent, offer placement into shelter (including for veterans and single moms) and issue loans for everything from security deposits to first months rent. Or apply for energy bill help and more.




Catholic Charities of Desoto County is located in Walls Mississippi. They also offer basic needs. This can include, when funding allows, a small dollar amount for housing expenses such as rent, a mortgage payment, or energy bills. They also have a thrift store for low income furniture and other homeless prevention services. Dial (662) 781-1360.

Address: 2600 Goodman Road
Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637
(662) 393-6439
Rental and utility assistance is given to needy families. They also offer referrals to counseling for mortgage help. People can only apply once per month at most to this charity.

Mid State Opportunity of Desoto
9607 Highway 178
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Call (662) 895-4153 for intake.

Baddour Center
Address is 3297 Highway 51 South
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Telephone: (662) 562-0100
Transitional housing is available. There are stages, including a group home then placement into a low income apartment in Tate County. Other specialized services are administered.

Legal aid in Desoto and Tate County
Dial 1-800-498-1804
Lawyers offer eviction help, address discrimination, and distribute free advice.




Sacred Heart Southern Missions
Main address is 499 E Commerce St
Hernando, Mississippi 38632
(662) 429-5789
For working poor families or the disabled that are screened, emergency rent help, counseling, and other aid is provided.

Olive Branch Christian Community Coalition
Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654
(662) 461-5448
Churches offer help for Olive Branch, Mississippi residents only. There is shelter, rent help, home or car repair services, and other funding for critical housing needs.


By Jon McNamara

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