Emergency Housing Resources


Iris Hotel
Provides a hotel room for one night; must be approved by owner or neighborhood watch liaison.
Location: 1950 Elvis Presley, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone: 901.774.5906

Her Faith Ministries Housing
Faith-based transitional housing that offers low-cost housing and other assistance for women with children for 1-3 years and single women for 5 months.
Location: 3396 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901.324.3705
Required Documents: Photo ID, social security card, proof of income, birth certificates, proof of need

Memphis Union Mission
Provides temporary lodging for single, homeless men ages 18 and older that includes meals, church services, and counseling.
Location: 383 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901.526.8403 (Main Office) | 901.526.8434 (Shelter)

Missionaries of Charity
Provides emergency shelter for single women and women with children, but clients must leave the premises during the day.
Location: 700 N 7th St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone: 901.526.5456

Alpha Omega Veterans Services
Provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans with a dual diagnosis. 90-day program includes shelter, counseling, clothing, and meals. Participants can stay in a halfway house for 18 months.
Location: 1183 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901.726.5066
Eligibility: Accepts VA referrals

Homeless Services Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
Provides supportive services for housing stability to veterans and their families, financial assistance and employment resources.
Location: 1325 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901.722.4748

Calvary Rescue Mission
Shelter that provides breakfast and dinner, clothing, mandatory chapel services. No time limit as long as fees are paid.
Location: 960 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone: 901.775.2570
Eligibility: Rooms are available for 44 men ages 21 and older.
Required Documents: Photo ID, social security number, or 3 other forms of identification

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)
Provides 24-hour housing crisis hotline for homeless families with children and attempts to help place families in shelters.
Location: 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: 901.529.4545
Required Documents: Photo ID, social security cards for all household members, birth certificates, school records, shot records, proof of address and pending eviction, proof of income, proof of loss or crisis

Living for Christ Restoration House
Provides dormitory room, three meals per day, and a locker. Clothing is also available.
Location: 3095 Thomas St, Memphis TN, 38127
Phone: 901.791.4022

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Rent and Utility Assistance

The Covid-19 Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program
This is a new program aimed at helping those households that have experienced financial hardship due to Covid-19. 

UofM Financial Aid
Financial strain can be addressed at the university with one of our financial aid employees who can complete an analysis of your financial aid package. Loans are available at any point in the semester and there is a listing of alternative loans on the website.
Phone: 901.678.4825
Email: financialaid@memphis.edu
Location: 103 Wilder Tower

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)
Phone: 901.527.0208
Location: 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Neighborhood Christian Center Memphis
Phone: 901.881.6013
Location: 785 Jackson Ave Memphis, TN 38107

Shelby County Community Services Agency
Provides assistance with bill and rent payments for low income homes, as well as up to $600 until funds are exhausted.
2670 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901-222-4200

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Works with up to a dozen local churches across the county to provide financial assistance for residents of Memphis.
Phone: 901.722.4703 or 901.274.2137
Email: svdpmemphis1306@gmail.com
Location: 3522 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

Memphis, Light, Gas & Water (MLGW)
Offers payment and assistance programs, as well as extension policies.
Phone: 901-544-6549
Location: 220 South Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Modest Needs
A non-profit organization that accepts online application for modest one-time financial assistance.
Phone: 844.667.3776

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