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Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program
Rent/Mortgage Assistance (CEAP)
George Rutherford
2670 Union Ext., Suite 500
Memphis, TN  38112

Ph: (901) 222-4200
Fx: (901) 222-4242

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This program is offered to low-income residents of Memphis and Shelby County whose monthly income falls below 125% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.  Purpose of this assistance is to provide prevention of evictions, forclosures and/or alleviate current homelessness.

Eligible households can be served once every four years and receive up to $1000.

Potential customers may receive help with first month's rent and/or deposit which may not exceed $1000.

To quailify for this assistance, there must be an unexpected, uncontrollable circumstance that  caused a reduction in income and/or an out-of-pocket expense within 90 days ( 3months ) that prevented the household from being able to pay rent/mortgage.


    • Social Security card/Identification for all household members
    • Proof of all household income (i.e. check stubs, award letter)
    • Proof of pending eviction/foreclosure
    • Proof of homelessness (i.e. letter from caseworker)
    • Proof of crisis/out of pocket expense

This program is offered periodically throughout the year until all funds are exausted. Each customer must have an appointment.

Appointment Line (901) 535-2200

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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