Eviction Diversion Network

Our local community has one of the highest rates of eviction in the United States.

In an effort to assist both landlords and tenants with alternatives to court and community resources, a coalition of housing professionals, government agencies, and non-profits have developed a packet of information. This packet contains contact information for agencies that can assist with avoiding eviction and the additional challenges that result from it.

Please reach out to these agencies, as needed, to receive direct assistance.

Eviction Diversion Education Packet (English PDF)

Eviction Diversion Education Packet (Spanish PDF)

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Winston-Salem Eviction Diversion

Financial Resources

Agency NameType of AssistanceRequirement (or Income)Contact

Emergency Rapid Assistance Program

Rent assistance for COVID-19 related claims.


City Webpage Link

County Webpage Link

Rent, Utilities, & Mortgage Assistance

Federal Funds to support COVID-19 related claims.

The RUMA program is available to households in the city that are at or below 80 percent of the area median income ($53,400 for a family of four; see chart online), are experiencing housing instability and meet other eligibility requirements listed below.

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, 336-896-1191 (Mortgage Assistance)

 Sunnyside Ministries 336-724-7558 (Rental and utilities)

City Webpage Link

Coordinated Intake Center

NC 500 Continuum of Care funds that provides rapid rehousing, homeless prevention, permanent supportive housing, and emergency shelter services for people experiencing homelessness.

At risk of being homeless and literally homeless population in Winston Salem and Forsyth County.


Crisis Control Ministry, Inc.

For community members needing assistance with rent & mortgage payments.

Priority low-income; must contact Client Services



Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Temporary economic assistance, including rent and assist the low income in meeting basic needs.

Administers homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs, emergency rent assistance, low income housing and Section 8 vouchers.

Case by case basis. Contact for consultation


Eliza’s Helping Hands, Inc

Assists undocumented, low income residents with rent, utilities, counseling services, transport, food, and clothing.

Must not have received help from this organization within the last 2 months. Limited in terms of the large rent amounts but have mediated with landlords and still offer access to food and utility.

Main Office

For the Spanish call line
Por Espanyol

Experiment in Self- Reliance, Inc (ESR)

CARES ACT/COVID 19 Emergency Assistance Fund provider.  Rent, mortgage, utilities, food, childcare assistance, and transportation bus pass support can be applied for.

COVID-19 Related Assistance – Case by case.

Low to moderate income ($50,000 or below)


ext. 155

For CARES ACT Funds e-mail

ext. 173

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

To provide financial assistance for mortgage or rent for clients to offset expenses/challenges related to COVID-19.

Waiving client fees; client may receive assistance if there is a COVID19 hardship and if they are in jeopardy of default for delinquency. Should contact for case by case review.



email info@financialpaths.org

Legal Aid of North Carolina 

Winston-Salem Office

Financial assistance available to pay all or part of monetary settlements agreed upon in mediation.

Case by Case Basis

Legal Aid hotline:


Siembra NC

Financial assistance to immigrant families ineligible for COVID-19 relief funds.

Priority for low-income or at-risk residents.

Sunnyside Ministry

Food & financial assistance to community members.

27107, 27127 of Forsyth County or Northern Davidson County residents only. Clients must bring specific documentation every time they come. Six month wait before a client can apply for financial help again if previously received.

Salvation Army

Emergency financial assistance to clients impacted by COViD, among other support.

Residents must provide specific documentation: proof of all income, expenses, and resources in household for the last 30 days at the minimum.

1255 N Trade St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Whole Man Ministries of NC

Supports low-income residents with rent, utilities, household items, transport, and more.

Case by case basis, should contact church. Priority for low income households and at-risk groups.

336-785-2080 or e-mail pastorwashington@wholemanministries.com.

3916 Old Lexington Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

World Relief Triad

Food & financial assistance for refugees and vulnerable immigrant populations.

Priority for refugee & immigrant households. Case by case basis, limited funds available.


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