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Links to useful resources, tools, and other information
Connecting families with solutions.

Here at South Memphis Alliance, we strive to make a difference in families lives. Here's our ever-growing list of resources that we have found to aid those in our community. Read more about them below.

  • COVID-19 Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

    Do you need help paying rent or utilities? Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Let us help pay your past due rent & utility bills. Click the link below or text HOME901 to 21000

    This program is only for renters residing in Shelby County, Tennessee (including Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Memphis, and Millington). You must demonstrate all of the following to be eligible:

    1. Someone in the household had a financial loss due to COVID-19.
    2. You are past due on your rent or utilities.
    3. Your household income is under 80% of the county’s median income.

    Applicants do not need to prove citizenship and social security numbers are not required.

  • General Housing Assistance

    Need help buying, fixing, or keeping your home? Click on the link below to find resources to help!

  • Utility Assistance Application

    To Qualify

    Regular Assistance

    • You must be a resident of Shelby County
    • Your income must be at or below 126% (w/ 60%SMI Max) Federal Poverty Guidelines (See chart below)
    • You must have an active utility account

    If you have ALL of the above, you qualify for Regular Assistance

    Emergency Assistance

    If you qualify for Regular Assistance above AND you received a cut-off notice, you may qualify for Emergency Assistance. To qualify, ONE of the below must also apply to your household:

    • At least one household member is 60 years of age or over or;
    • At least one household member is 5 years of age or younger;
    • At least one household member has a disability or;
    • The household has experienced an uncontrollable circumstance

    * Uncontrollable circumstances are provable circumstances that caused an uncontrollable reduction in income and/or an unexpected out-of-pocket expense like job loss, death of spouse, unexpected repair or replacement of a large appliance, or a medical emergency.

  • I Am My Sister's Keeper

    Their mission: To alleviate many of the stressors which prevent single mothers from becoming successful, through the provision of affordable housing, child care, tutoring, and access to healthy meals.

  • Emergency Repair Program

    This grant program provides essential housing repairs for very-low-income seniors.  Work typically involves repairs to roofs, electrical systems, plumbing systems, septic systems, heat and air systems, and structural repairs.

  • Free HIV Testing

    Visit our locations during free in-person HIV testing or continue to the CHIP Memphis website to schedule your free HIV test today!

  • Planned Parenthood

    Our expert care providers offer care in the following services. Learn more about what services are offered, what to expect, and pricing.

    In-person or Telehealth


    -Birth Control

    -HIV Services

    -Men's Healthcare

    -Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)

    -Pregnancy Testing & Services

    -STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines

    -Women's Healthcare

  • American Job Center Career Assistance

    American Job Center has partnerned with SMA to help those without a job get training and placement in the workforce.

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