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Rent, Utility Assistance, and Basic Household Needs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program continues to provide help with rent and utilities to residents of the Diocese of Arlington who are facing a one-time financial emergency. See below for details. Our Mercy Van, the Mobile Response Center, visits impoverished communities monthly to deliver needed hygiene items and household supplies.

What We Do

Emergency Assistance 

Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program assists those who are experiencing a financial crisis in their lives. We work to prevent homelessness and the disconnection of essential utilities by providing rent or utility assistance. We serve residents who live within the boundaries of the Diocese of Arlington regardless of their race, religion, creed, or national origin.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please email one of our three Emergency Assistance Office locations below for help and we will call you back.  Include your name, telephone number, and location (City/Country)

Unlawful Eviction Toolkit

To receive rental, utility or other assistance, Catholic Charities requires recipients to meet the following income, residential and other requirements. 

See eligibility requirements


Mobile Response Center

The Mobile Response Center (MRC) visits struggling communities in our Diocese every month. The MRC provides basic supplies such as hygiene products, diapers, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and more directly to residents. Our clients include young families and children as well as the elderly and disabled.

In addition to the basic needs of a household, the MRC also offers special or seasonal items. For example, during the winter, coats and blankets are distributed.

The MRC does not distribute food. If you are in need of help with food, please contact the St. Lucy Project.