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SC Housing is the administrator of two separate programs for emergency rental relief for South Carolina residents:
The SC Stay program for rental and mortgage relief opened in February 2021 and is currently closed to new applications. To check the status of your application, or to refuse an award, visit scstay.org or call 833.985.2929.
The SC Stay Plus program for rental and utility relief will open for new applications in May 2021. Additional details about the program and applications can be found on the SC Stay Plus page. The program is open to residents in 39 SC counties. Residents in Anderson, Berkeley, Charleston, Greenville, Horry, Richland and Spartanburg counties should reach out to their local county offices for programs in their area or consult the list of available programs on SC Housing’s Resources for Renters page.
The S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) has been tasked by the State of South Carolina as the lead agency in providing safe, decent and affordable housing for all citizens of South Carolina. Through Community Development Block Grants made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the S.C. Department of Commerce, approximately $25 million in CARES Act funding will be made available for rental and mortgage assistance to eligible low-income families in South Carolina.
CDBG funding will be available for up to six consecutive months of short-term rental and mortgage assistance for applicant individuals and families who meet the following requirements:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a national eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. But the moratorium does not stop all evictions and does require renters to take action for eviction protection.
Learn more about how the national eviction moratorium from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control may protect you and your family, and find copies of the Declaration that every adult in your household must sign at this Q&A from the NLIHC (also available in Spanish).
If you are looking for immediate help paying your rent, please refer to to SC Housing’s list of resources we’ve created for renters.
There is a foreclosure moratorium currently in place for federally backed mortgages. There are also programs to help you work through the forbearance and foreclosure process.
Whether you are an SC Housing customer or not, you can benefit from these resources we’ve put together to help you avoid foreclosure.