Here’s how to apply for COVID mortgage relief at SC


A foreclosed home is shown in 2010 on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida. The Treasury Department is investigating spending by housing agencies in 18 states, including Mississippi, and the District of Columbia that used federal funds aimed at bailing out landlords in danger of losing their properties to foreclosure, alleging that some have spent the money badly and will have to pay it back.

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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.

Rebecca Liebson covers housing and habitability for the state. She is also a member of the Report for America body. Rebecca joined The State in 2020. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2019 and has written for The New York Times, New York Post and NBC. His work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hearst Foundation and the Press Club of Long Island.
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