Furniture can be insanely expensive so it’s important to know how to get free furniture near you! Otherwise, you may find yourself thrilled to move into a new place and then utterly heartbroken that you can’t afford to furnish it. I know – I’ve been there. Fortunately, we’ve found agencies that can help.
Nationwide Resources for Free Furniture Near You
Although most of the resources we’ve found for free furniture are very local and can be found in the state-by-state directory below, there are a few nationwide places that give away free furniture.
Army Emergency Relief
Soldiers and their families may be able to receive rent relief from Army Emergency Relief (AER). This program provides zero-interest loans and grants to those who need assistance. They can help with rent, security deposits, food, vehicle costs, utilities, funeral expenses, basic furniture, appliance costs, child care seats, dental care, home repair, clothing, and so much more.
Salvation Army Free Furniture Voucher
The Salvation Army operates thrift stores around the United States. In many areas, you may be able to get a Salvation Army free furniture voucher that can be redeemed at their thrift store for free furniture. These vouchers will usually only provide basic, essential furniture. You will need to inquire with your nearest Salvation Army location for details.
St. Vincent de Paul
Just like the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul also operates thrift stores around the country. They may also provide vouchers that can be redeemed for free furniture from their thrift stores.
Free Furniture Resources by State
At Low Income Relief, we help people connect with resources and benefits in their local communities. The following resource list has been compiled and fact-checked for your convenience. Please note that it is organized alphabetically by state, so you will need to find your local state.
Christmas Charities Year Round (Madison County)
CCYR is one of the oldest and most well-known providers in Madison County. They offer free beds and dressers to those in financial or emergency need. Children will always receive priority service at CCYR. This organization also offers a free clothing program, mobile closet for school students, medical equipment loan program, and a Christmas program that provides free gifts and toys to families and seniors.
Committee on Church Cooperation (Morgan County)
The Committee on Church Cooperation provides assistance with food, gasoline vouchers, toiletries, cleaning products, prescription assistance, furniture, clothing, kitchen essentials and more. All of their services are provided free of charge for Morgan County residents.
Community Furniture Bank (Jefferson County)
The Community Furniture Bank provides assistance with donated furniture, appliances and other household goods like pots, pans, utensils, sheets and more.
Marshall County Christian Services (Marshall County)
According to some resource directories, Marshall County Christian Services may offer free or low-cost furniture and clothing through their programs.
Institute of Human Services (Honolulu County)
The Institute of Human Services provides rent assistance, help with security deposits and utility deposits and more! They can even help furnish apartments, provide household goods and more.
Friends of the Community Inc. (Livingston)
Friends of the Community provides many different programs that help local residents. They can assist with security deposits, furniture, household goods, gas to get to work, medications and more. It appears they may also help with Montana rent assistance.
Clinton Community Christian Corporation (Clinton)
If you live within the Clinton School District boundaries, then you may be able to receive assistance from Clinton Community Christian Corporation. This organization provides emergency financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescription medications, food, clothing, furniture, and other items. They also offer a Thanksgiving and Christmas program, and assistance with weatherization and housing repairs.
Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn (Douglas County)
COPE serves residents in Bennington, Elkhorn, and DC West School Districts with Nebraska rent assistance programs, utility payments, holiday food baskets, school supplies, Christmas programs, home furnishings, clothing, diapers, personal care items, food and other community programs. This is a great resource for low income families in the area!
Pahrump Family Resource Center (Nye County)
The Pahrump Family Resource Center can assist with clothing, household goods, furniture and other items. They may also be able to assist with gas vouchers, rental assistance and other basic needs.
Northwest Pilot Project (Multnomah County)
Multnomah County seniors (age 55+) who are capable of independent living may be able to receive help maintaining safe and stable housing through the Northwest Pilot Project. This program can provide advocacy, permanent housing placement, and more. They can even provide assistance with move-in deposits, basic furniture and moving assistance! Rent assistance is available for eviction prevention purposes.
Once you are enrolled in their Housing Services program, you may also be able to receive assistance with transportation to medical appointments, shopping, housing-related appointments or personal business.
McAuley House (Providence)
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, the McAuley House provides some incredible services to their community. In addition to offering rental assistance, the McAuley House also assists with daily meals, food, furniture, utilities, legal services, bus passes, personal care items, counseling and crisis intervention, help obtaining IDs and other personal documents, and more!
Mountain Mission (Kanawha Valley)
Mountain Mission provides a robust financial assistance program for people in the Kanawha Valley. They can provide assistance with housing, utilities, food, clothing, furniture, hygiene supplies, toiletries, medical equipment like canes or wheelchairs, appliances, baby needs and more. Their housing services include help with rent, short-term hotel/motel assistance, basic repairs like hot water tanks and circuit breaker boxes, and disaster recovery.
Interfaith of Natrona County (Natrona County)
Interfaith of Natrona County assists low income people with many things, including help with clothing, laundry, furniture, household items, diapers, blankets, work boots, gasoline, prescriptions and more. They also provide Wyoming rent assistance and utility assistance when the funds are available, but that is not always available and depends on the donations and grants they have received.