If You Can't Pay Your Rent...
The following public, private, and church organizations provide rental assistance and other services. Eligibility and funds are limited, so call first to see what is available. You may also try contacting individual churches.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Telephone: 560-8000, www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/dssv
Family (w/ children) & Emergency Services
300 N. Duke Street
Elderly, Disabled, and Emergency Services:
220 East Main Street
DSS administers financial assistance programs such as TANF, Food Stamps and Medicaid. DSS also offers emergency assistance with rent, utilities, heat, food, and medical bills.
Operation Breakthrough 688-8111
800 N. Mangum St. 8:00am - 5:00pm
FEATSS Services 688-8111 ext. 228
(Family Empowerment Action to Self Sufficiency).
Presbyterian Urban Ministries 220-8757
2504 N Roxboro Rd. Call for appointment.
(Housed in Northgate Presbyterian Church,
but not part of the church.)
Serves senior citizens, disabled adults, and families with young children. Limited assistance for utility bills, rent and medication. Must provide wage stubs and receipts for the past 30 days that show at least 85% was spent for basic necessities.
Salvation Army 688-7306
909 Liberty Street
Call office at 8 am. for an appointment. Clients must be in emergency situation or demonstrate need for help to stay in the home. Some utility assistance.
Catholic Charities 286-1964
902 Broad Street (call for appointment)
Small amounts of emergency assistance for rent and utilities. Offers family and individual counseling for a sliding fee.
Second Mile Ministry 286-3596
Grey Stone Baptist Church
2601 Hillsborough Rd. (Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00)
Line up early. Food, emergency rent & utility assistance.
Women In Action 680-4575
634 Foster Street (call for appointment)
Serves disabled adults, senior citizens and families with children. May not have funds.