South Carolina Homeowner Rescue Program

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The SC Homeowner Rescue Program (SC HRP) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to eligible homeowners experiencing a pandemic-related financial hardship that began before January 21, 2020, and continued after that date. The program will run as long as funds are available. As of May 17, 2023, the program has paid more than $104,000,000 in assistance to help South Carolina homeowners to stay in their homes. Assistance included payment of mortgage, utilities, property taxes and homeowner association dues.

The program still has funds available to help, but hurry! A waitlist will be made available once the program funds run low. 

Program Overview

Whats Covered?
Am I Eligible?
What do I need to apply?

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Don’t Wait, Apply Now For More Assistance!

More assistance now available!

  • Homeowners can now reapply for additional funding beginning 6 months after receiving their first award.
  • Homeowners can now apply for up to 48 months of assistance.
  • Homeowners can now get up to 3 months of perspective utilities.

Here’s What to Expect During the Final Phase 

Final eligibility for SC HRP is not determined until your application and documentation are completed and approved. This program is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number HAFP011 awarded to the State of South Carolina by the US Department of Treasury.

To contact the program, please call 803.702.5222 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Housing Counseling

At risk of losing your home to foreclosure? Talk to a trained housing counselor to see what you can do to keep your home.

Legal Resources

If you are facing a foreclosure or at risk of facing a foreclosure, you can find legal representation through:

  • SC Legal Services by calling 888.346.5592 or visiting their website. This program is statewide.
  • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers by calling 843-815-1570 or visiting their website. They serve Beaufort, Hampton or Jasper counties.
  • Charleston Legal Access by calling 843-64-5980 or visiting their website. They serve Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
  • SC Center for Heirs Property and Preservation by calling them at 843-745-7055. They serve Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Hampton, Horry, Georgetown, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.
  • The SC Bar Referral Service by calling 1-800-868-2284 or visiting their website. This program is statewide.