Because of COVID-19, many people in WNC need a little extra help right now.
Even if you’re facing eviction or behind on rent, it’s not too late to apply for rental assistance!


  • You must have a loss of income due to COVID-19 to be eligible for rental assistance
  • To apply call 828-250-5500 or apply online in English or Spanish HERE.


  • Provides rental & utilities assistance for families with children facing eviction or utility cut off.
  • To apply call 828-255-3066

 Dial 211 for information on other services in your area

What should I do if I’m behind on rent and at risk of eviction?

If you have been served an eviction notice or are at risk of eviction, contact Pisgah Legal Services immediately by calling 828-253-0406 or apply online at

North Carolina laws requires that tenants receive the opportunity to defend themselves in court.

Landlords cannot just change the lock, or cut off utilities, or refuse to fix heating or plumbing.

Pisgah Legal advises you NOT to move out prior to a court order unless you have consulted with an attorney first.

Apply for rental assistance immediately! Contact Pisgah Legal and your landlord to see if you can arrange for a payment plan and avoid an eviction. An eviction on your record makes it even more difficult to find housing in an already tight housing market.

Buncombe rental assistance flyer (english & spanish)

Pisgah Legal’s FREE legal aid may be able to help you with other issues!

Pisgah Legal Services provides free legal services for non-criminal issues to people struggling to make ends meet in Western North Carolina. Please click on the links below if you are needing to talk to someone about another legal issue you are facing.  Call 828-253-0406 or apply online in English and Spanish at