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Help with rent payments in Sumner County Tennessee.

Find how to get help with paying rent, security deposits, and other housing costs in Sumner County Tennessee. The financial assistance, whether a grant or loan, is provided by local charities, non-profit organizations, as well as government agencies. The rent help, which may also come in the form of non-monetary support (including free legal aid, etc.) is meant to prevent homelessness in the region.

However even for a resident who is currently without a place to live, there are shelters and transitional housing programs in the Sumner County region. These short-term housing units can allow a family or individual to free up their income for paying future rent costs on their own. The point being is there are many financial resources for paying for everything from a mortgage to rent payment, energy bills, rehousing, and more. Everything is focused on stopping homelessness and rehousing those currently without a place to live.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
106 Public Square #109
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
Phone: (615) 451-1880
There are attorneys who give free legal advice. They can represent the poor, seniors, and disabled in housing court. Services range from foreclosure counseling to eviction defense, help in applying for benefits such as section 8 HUD rent vouchers, and more.

Hendersonville Samaritan Association
Main address is 116 Dunn Street
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
(615) 824-7105
The faith-based charity has an emergency rent assistance programs. Small loans or cash may be given to qualified low to moderate income families in a short-term hardship, with a focus on rental assistance and other housing expenses.





Sumner County - Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency
This location is at 600 Small Street, Suite 200
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
Main number is (615) 452-7570
Many social services, referrals, and government funded programs are offered. The non-profit can help people pay their back rent, water or electric bills, mortgage and more. Any money for paying rental costs is combined with budgeting, job programs, and more.

Portland CARES
Address is 617 Highway 52 East
Portland, TN 37148
(615) 325-7805
Only Portland families can apply. The charity helps with rent, food, medications, and more. They also help residents find transitional housing.

Section 8 housing choice vouchers – These are part of income-based homes in Sumner County. The vouchers from HUD can help with rent and housing costs. There is also home buying assistance, public housing – low income apartments, and more.

Gallatin Housing Authority is at 401 N Boyers Ave, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066. Dial (615) 452-1661
Portland Housing Authority (PHA) address 107 Potts Ave, Portland, TN 37148. Telephone number (615) 325-4559

Good Neighbor Mission
Main address: 600 Small Street, Suite 101
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
Main number - (615) 452-7337
Assistance programs include a homeless shelter, security deposit help, grants for rent, referrals to eviction prevention, and other services.

HomeSafe Domestic Violence shelter - Sumner County
Main address is 331 South Water Avenue
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
(615) 452-4315
Women or children threatened with violence can use the location.



By Jon McNamara

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