You must visit with our social worker in person to apply for assistance. 
This application is provided for you to fill out and bring with you.

How NeedLink Nashville Can Help

NeedLink Nashville provides emergency utility and rental assistance.

Who Can Get Help From NeedLink?

You may apply for utility assistance for a past-due water, gas, or electricity bill that is at risk of disconnection or if your service has been disconnected.

You may apply for rental assistance if you have an eviction notice. Rental assistance is only available for income-based rent such as Section 8, MDHA, or Urban Housing.  

Assistance is available for Davidson County residents and other NES customers.

Priority is given to single mothers, seniors, and people with disabilities.

The board decides who we can help based on what funds are available that week.

You can only receive assistance one time per year.

When Are Applications for Assistance Accepted?

Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are 75 or older or are homebound, please call 269-6835 to make arrangements.

What Should I Bring With Me?

  • Current utility bill showing the past-due amount
  • Your ID and Social Security cards for each member of the household
  • Proof of income such as a pay stub, unemployment, retirement, etc
  • Documentation of other forms of assistance such as Food Stamps of Section 8

Where Do I Apply?

1600 56th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209

From Charlotte: Head north at 51st Avenue (look for the Regions Bank with the gold dome). Turn left on Centennial. Turn left at 56th Avenue by the H&H Market (look for the Coca Cola sign). NeedLink is two blocks in on the left.

Bus Route 19 - Tennessee & 51st Avenue Stop
Walk down Tennessee Avenue, going west for five blocks, take a right at 56th Avenue and go north three blocks.

Thanks for Making These Programs Possible!

Nashville Electric Service & Project Help Participants
Metro Nashville Community Enhancement Fund
The Frist Foundation
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Outcome-Based Investment Program
The Memorial Foundation
The Neighbor's Keeper Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle TN
Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation
Sertoma Club of Nashville
The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation
The Boulevard Bolt

Applications accepted Monday & Tuesday
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at
1600 56th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
(Across From St. Luke's Community House)