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Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

We help local families keep roofs over their heads during hard times.

The Salvation Army has been helping people in need for more than 150 years. We have seen many changes since then, but one thing remains constant: God calls us to serve those who are most vulnerable. Today, The Salvation Army provides emergency services, including food, clothing, shelter, a safe space, and a hopeful word to everyone who needs it — regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

For many, making ends meet is a daily challenge, forcing people to choose between things like heating their homes and putting food on the table. We understand the stress these situations put on families and are here to help.

With utility assistance, our goal is to provide resources that will help families stay in their homes.

Find help with your utilities and rent near you

Salvation Army programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army by using the location search.



Find help if you're struggling to pay your bills

The Salvation Army understands the impact of unexpected life changes. Maybe you lost your job. Maybe you're a senior living on a fixed income. Maybe you're living with a long-term disability. If so, we are here for you.

Throughout the country, The Salvation Army's emergency assistance programs are helping families pay their bills so they can keep the power and water on, fill prescriptions, and access transportation when necessary.

Whether you own a home, are paying off a mortgage, or are currently renting, assistance is available to help reduce the financial and emotional burdens associated with housing utilities.

The Salvation Army connects people with the resources they need to help their families stay afloat.


As we saw in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people across the country were forced into making a choice between things like keeping a roof over their heads and putting food on their familiy's tables. We believe no one should have to make a decision like that, so we provide rent and mortgage relief to those who need it.

For instance, The Salvation Army of North & Central Illinois connects residents with local housing resources for rent and mortgage assistance.

Additionally, Relief Benefits is a national free, comprehensive tool that helps find relief for those that are normally able to make ends meet but need help when unexpected situations arise.


We have always fought to ensure that no one goes without heat in the coldest winters, air conditioning in the brutal summers, or fresh water to drink and bathe in.

In addition to a popular bill payment program, Pacific Power partners with Oregon Energy Fund, a nonprofit agency, to offer energy assistance to Oregon residents providing temporary utility assistance for eligible families and individuals when heating or electric service has been or will be shut off.


As health care prices continue to rise, many large pharmaceutical companies are providing access to medication. You may qualify for free medicines if you do not have health insurance, do not have enough health insurance to cover your medicines, or meet certain criteria. 

Assistance Across the Country

man sorting bills
Family’s Journey Leads to New Home in Time for Christmas

Lubbock, Texas

Through the Tokens of Hope Rapid Rehousing program, Joseph quickly began working on clearing up past eviction costs and working to secure new affordable housing.

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Assisting a Senior in Need

Sitka, Alaska

Mr. Johnson had fallen on some hard times and reached out to The Salvation Army as he was very concerned about his utilities getting shut off and facing food insecurity.

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Suffering in Silence

Orange County, Indiana

In Mardgo’s community and others across Indiana, a growing number of seniors living on fixed incomes are facing hardship as prices for groceries, gas, and utilities continue to rise.

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Love Beyond Bills

By donating to support rent and utility assistance programs, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families in your community, ensuring they have a stable and secure place to call home.

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