How do I get emergency housing assistance?

The Shelby County Department of Housing does not provide emergency housing assistance. 


Contact Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA) to inquire about the following programs:

Emergency Services- assists seniors on fixed incomes and the working poor who have experienced temporary crisis with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food. 

Phone: (901) 527-0226


Emergency Shelter Placement- helps families with minor children secure temporary shelter if homelessness cannot be avoided through mediation. 

Phone: (901) 529-4522


Homeless Hotline- 24-hour hotline helps connect homeless families with minor children in Memphis and Shelby County to shelter. 

Phone: (901) 529-4545


Rapid Rehousing- helps eligible homeless families quickly obtain permanent stable housing. 

Phone: (901) 529-4524


Contact the Memphis Fair Housing Center to inquire about other emergency housing services at (901) 432-4663.

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1. How do I apply for the Rehabilitation Program?
2. How do I apply for the Lead Hazard Control Program?
3. Can I complete a Shelby County Department of Housing program application online?
4. When will my Lead Hazard Control Program application be approved?
5. My Lead Hazard Control Program application was approved, when will my home be inspected?
6. When will work start on my house?
7. If Shelby County Department of Housing does work on my home, do I have to pay for it?
8. Can I have the contractor of my choice for the work done on my home?
9. When will the lien on my home be released?
10. Who do I call if I have a Fair Housing complaint?
11. How do I get help with my tenant landlord issues?
12. How do I get information about a Subordination Agreement?
13. I live in the City of Memphis, how do I get help?
14. How do I become a contractor?
15. As a contractor, what do I need to do to get reimbursed for training?
16. Can I submit an application for Section 8 housing?
17. How do I get emergency housing assistance?
18. How can I get assistance with mortgage and/or utility payments?
19. Who do I contact if I have a bug or mold problem in my home?
20. What if I have an issue that is not listed here?