Community Resources

Tenants & Landlords: This page is to provide you with information about resources in the community to help you with your application.

In Mid-October, the following nine local agencies received funding to support and help tenants and landlords in the application process including access to computers and scanners. They can assist you with the application process and understanding the necessary program eligibility.  Please contact one of the agencies below to discuss your questions and to set up an appointment to meet with a case manager or housing counselor to discuss your needs.  In addition, several of the agencies will provide other housing stability services as requested. Some of these additional services may include other Housing Resources, Foreclosure Prevention, Rental documentation, Fair Housing, Financial, Homeless, and Credit Counseling. 

 

Barnabas Vision

Contact email: [email protected]

Telephone: 615-556-5134

141 MTCS RD Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Hours: Monday- Thursday 8-12 and 1-4 and Friday 8-12

Website:  http://www.Barnabasvision.org

 

 

 

Community Helpers of Rutherford County

Contact email: [email protected]  

Telephone: 615-898-0617

1809 Memorial Blvd. (Nourish Food Bank bldg.)

Hours Tues.-Thurs. 8 am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

http://www.chorctn.org   

 

 

 

Dominion Financial Management

Contact: Regina Harvey

Email: [email protected]  

Telephone: 615-220-5858

Virtual Meetings Only

9-5 and evenings by appointment through phone, ZOOM, FaceTime and Google Duo

https://dominionfinancial.org/

 

 

Doors of Hope

Contact: Julianne Hermosa or Shaneeka Scott

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 615-203-5221

Hours of operation: 9:00 - 5:30 M- F

428 E. Bell Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

www.opendoorsofhope.org

 

 

       

The Hope Station

Telephone: 615-546-3601

[email protected]

Hours of operation: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday - Friday (in person interviews available by appointment only)

Address: 144 Bain Dr., Ste. 200 La Vergne, TN 37086

 

The Journey Home

Contact: Vera Pendergraft

Email: [email protected]

Murfreesboro Area

Telephone:  615-796-8974

M, Tu, Th, F 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 7:00am - Noon

308 West Castle Murfreesboro, Tn. 37129

 

Smyrna Area:

Telephone: 615-796-8974

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

108 David Collins Drive, Smyrna, TN  37167 (back entrance of the Rutherford County Health Department Building

Public computers will be available at both sites. 

Website: https://lovegodservepeople.org/

 

 

 

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

 

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (“LAS”) is a non-profit organization with 8 offices throughout middle Tennessee serving 48 counties. LAS’s mission is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. Visit our website at las.org for more information. Tenants can call LAS to apply for help if the tenant has applied for Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program and are being evicted by their landlord.

 

Telephone: 615-890-0905

Location:  526 North Walnut Street

Hours:      Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website: https://las.org/what-we-do/counties-we-serve/murfreesboro/

 

The best way to get help is to call at 615-890-0905 or 800-238-1443 before you come in. You will not be able to meet with a lawyer without an appointment and we may be able to help by phone or mail.

 

Life of Victory International Christian Ministries

 

Life of Victory is a HUD Housing Counseling Agency with certified housing counselors whom will assist with the application process and understanding the necessary program eligibility.

 

Contact: Deborah Balthrop or Brenda Bryant

Email: [email protected]@comcast.net

Telephone:615-213-1468

Location:144 Bain Dr., Ste. 200 La Vergne, TN 37086

Monday-Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-2 check for Saturday availability.

https://www.lifeofvictoryministries.com 

 

The Salvation Army

Contact:  Sandra Avent or Khristian Kritz

Email:  [email protected] ; Khristian.kritz@uss.salvationarmy.org 

Telephone: 615-895-7071

Location:  1137 W. Main St., Murfreesboro

Hours:          Monday 8 am – 5 pm (by appointment)

Website: https://www.salvationarmymurfreesboro.org

 

 

The following agencies can provide other supportive services:

CONNECT Ministry

The CONNECT Ministry is a community outreach program of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 116 North Academy St.that meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. CONNECT helps St. Paul's Murfreesboro/Rutherford County community members who are experiencing financial difficulty. The program's purpose is to provide a helping hand and a connection to other community resources.

Volunteers from the ministry will be able to assist potential clients on March 15th from 9 am. to 11 am in the Parish Hall on the St. Paul's Campus (there are signs). We can assess whether they qualify and assist with the next step. Letting them know what documents they need and where to go to import the information. Masks are required at the door.

https://stpaulsmurfreesboro.org/ [email protected]
615-893-3780

First Baptist Church E Main St.

We will provide assistance with finding navigators from partner agencies for the Rutherford County Rental/Utility Assistance Program on Wednesdays from 10:30-12. Masks are required and available. 

Contact: Pam Pilote
fbcmboro.org
[email protected]
615-893-2514 
Wednesday at 10:30AM – 12 Noon on Spring St. between E Main and Vine

Domestic Violence Program, Inc DBA Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center

The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center will be happy to raise awareness of the Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program. We feel this will help many people in our community with rent and utility assistance. We plan to distribute flyers regarding this program to all of our clients and communicate to area agencies that provide similar services. This is a much needed new resource for our community.

Contact: Ericka Downing
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 615-896-7377
1423 Kensington Square Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
M-F 830 am to 430 pm
www.dvsacenter.org

Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County

H3ARC brings together over 60 nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, faith-based organizations and individuals serving those experiencing a housing crisis or housing vulnerable in Rutherford County. As the lead agency for our Continuum of Care, we coordinate efforts between organizations, provide HMIS access, and offer ongoing training and support.

Contact: Geoffrey Parker
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (615) 900-4520
https://www.h3arc.org

La Vergne Public Library

The La Vergne Public Library will be available for scanning documents from the Self-Copier printer / scanner to the participants USB. Our patron computers will be available for participants to apply online and/or upload documents. Computer guest passes will be available for non-library users with a photo ID. The library patron computers can be used during normal operating hours but shut down 15 minutes before closing. Due to social distancing procedures implemented in the library, there are a limited number of computers available. Masks are required by the City of La Vergne until further notice.

The La Vergne Public Library is an independent library located at 5063 Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne, Tennessee.
Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

[email protected]
615-793-7303 ext 4214

Murfreesboro Housing Authority

MHA will be willing to put flyers out, publish an article in MHA’s newsletters, have a link to connect to from our webpage. At this time our lobby is closed to the public, so the computers generally used by the public are not accessible at this time.

Contact: L. Thomas Rowe or Kris Lord
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: 615-893-9414
: 415 N. Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
7:30 - 4:30 M-F
www.mha-tn.org

Prevention Coalition for Success

Prevention Coalition for Success will raise awareness about the Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief program. This is a great opportunity during difficult times for assistance with rent and utilities for the residents of Rutherford County. Prevention Coalition for Success will announce this opportunity at our monthly meetings including the community coalition meetings, We CARE Opioid Crisis Alliance meetings, and Rutherford County Safe Baby Court community stakeholder meetings. We will distribute the flyer via email, add information about the program including the application link on the PC4S.org and WeCARERutherford.org websites, and utilize our social media networks to share information about this important program.

Contact: Sarah Murfree
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 615-225-9475
415 N. Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
9am to 4pm
https://pc4s.org and https://wecarerutherford.org

Rutherford County Democratic Party

Trained volunteers will be available for anyone needing assistance to navigate the rent and utility assistance program. We will provide assistance during the application or appeal process including answering questions and providing access to technology to apply online or to upload documents. You must call or email to schedule an in-person appointment, and you may call or email anytime with questions. Calls and emails will be replied to as soon as possible, but within 24 hours. In-person assistance is by appointment only due to COVID safety measures.Our office remains closed, however, our volunteers will have the ability to reserve a time at the office or meet at the library, if warranted, to provide assistance with technology.

Contact: Cheri Brown, RCDP Housing Help Liaison
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 615-270-8543

Rutherford County Library System

The Rutherford County Library System will be available for anyone to use their computers to apply online or upload documents. The computers are available during normal operating hours but shut down 1/2 hour before closing. They do have a reservation system but most of the time, people can walk in and reserve a computer on the spot. They are down a few computers at some of our locations in order to socially distanced and patrons have to get a disinfected keyboard and mouse from staff and return it when leaving as a COVID safety measure.

Locations:

  1. Linebaugh Public Library-Main Branch, 105 W. Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

  2. Smyrna Public Library- 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna, TN 37167

  3. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library, 317 Old Hwy 99, Eagleville, TN 37060

  4. Myrtle Glanton Lord (MGL) Public Library, 521 Mercury Blvd, Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

  5. Technology Engagement Center (TEC), 306 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Town of Smyrna

The Town of Smyrna is pleased to support the marketing efforts of the Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program, working to make sure our residents are aware of this opportunity. We are sharing the program overview, website, and call center information with all of our utility customers via the March billing cycle. Additionally, we will share information on the Town's social media platforms and website, provide talking points to our personnel answering the phones, and provide internal communication to our personnel.

[email protected]
615-267-5005

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