Sevier County Neighborhood Center
Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority provides limited resources for low-income area in several areas once a year. Please call 865-453-7131 for an appointment. They are located at 750 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862 (before the Fair Grounds).
SMOKY MOUNTAIN AREA RESCUE MINISTRIES (SMARM). Can assist Sevier County residents with Emergency Housing, Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, clothes. A potential client needs to be employed and bring a photo id for every adult in the household and birthdates of every adult/child in the household. For more information, please call to make an appointment at 865-908-3153 or visit www.smarm.org 229 Forks of the River Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862.
Treasures From the Heart Thrift Store (a Ministry of SMARM). Find ALL you need at great prices. The store sponsors the ministry. 229 Forks of the River Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37862 865-908-3153 Monday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Salvation Army – Sevier County Tennessee provides emergency assistance and grants for paying cooling and utility bills. Assistance is available once per year up to $50.00 maximum. They can refer you to other services as well. Call 865-908-4010 or 809 West Main Street, Sevierville.
406 Boys Creek Hwy, Seymour, TN
Services Provided: Food, Rental Assistance, Rent / Utility Deposit, Utilities Assistance,
Seymour service area only
SOAR_SSI/SSDI OUTREACH, ACCESS, AND RECOVERY TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE SOAR TA). Fast track for obtaining disability.
This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Address: 324 Cedar St., Sevierville, TN 37862
Contact Shannon Sullivan 428-7999
Helps link families to health care and social services.
TENNESSEE VALLEY COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
Funds and assistance to pay rent or mortgage to stabilize living situation when eviction is imminent. Must have some type of sustainable monthly income.
PROJECT HELP (KUB Customers ONLY)
Help with the electricity bill.
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.
The office of the Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority provides assistance to Sevier County residents who need help paying rent, electricity or water. You have to fill out a small form to make sure you qualify. You are asked that ONE person in the family, who may be a child, have Social Security. The offices are located in the Sevierville Fair area at 750 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville.
To communicate in Spanish, call Lydia Miller at 423-202-8935.
Douglas Cherokee Housing Authority – Help with government housing
Affordable Housing Program 800-586-1494
If you are interested, it is best that you go in person and fill out an application. One member of the family (could be a child) MUST have Social Security.
210 Maggie Mack Lane
Sevierville, TN 37862
202 Hardin Lane
Sevierville, TN 37862
Meadows Creek Apartments
3180 Hickory Drive
Pigeon Forge, Tn
135 W. Macon Lane
Seymour, TN 37865
133 West Macon Lane
Seymour, TN 37865
The Relative Caregiver Program (RCP)
The Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) is an option available for relatives to care for non-custodial children who require care outside of their biological parents.
Through the RCP program, children and relative caregivers receive supportive services geared toward prevention and maintaining the child to stay within the family instead of entering foster care. The family has access to several opportunities to support them, and potentially a monthly stipend for those who qualify.
Who is eligible for RCP services?: The relative caregiver must be related to the child by blood, marriage or adoption. The relative caregiver must have primary care and control of the child through informal family arrangements or through legal custody or guardianship. The natural parents cannot live in the same house. The caregiver must file and application.
Call your Family Advocate from the Relative Caregiver Program:
Tiffany Kaun 865-291-0289 firstname.lastname@example.org
408 N. Cedar Bluff Rd, Suite: 300, Knoxville, TN
Virtual Credit Cards
For our friends who do not have social security, you have the option of only with your passport, matricula consular or ITIN # to open a debit card.
The card is opened by the computer and must deposit the money they are going to use, or the one they want to leave as a balance. Type the name of the card into Google and open the application in your native language. There are no deposit limits.
You can make all the deposits you want and from anywhere and also make
payments with the card, just like transfer money abroad.
There are two of them that have no monthly cost.
The advantage of these cards is that you do not have to walk with cash up, and also helps you establish credit.
The Cards work like a regular Visa.
The names of the cards are:
Majority (this is the one with a charge of $5.00 per month)