South Carolina homeowners struggling to pay their bills could get help through a new multimillion-dollar pandemic relief program.
SC Housing, the state’s housing finance and development authority, has received more than $144.6 million through the US Federal Bailout Act to launch the SC Homeowner Rescue program.
The goal is to help homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 catch up on housing-related expenses, including:
The program is limited to those who win 150% or less of the region’s median income.
Eligible applicants can receive up to 36 months of assistance. The program will continue until September 2026.
Applicants must provide the following documents:
Government-issued photo ID
Proof of ownership of the dwelling (copy of deed, property tax account, etc.)
Proof of income (tax return, W-2, 1099, etc.)
Residents can apply on the SC Housing website or call 803-702-5222 for assistance.
This story was originally published March 31, 2022 8:53 a.m.