SC Housing, Non-profit offering rental assistance program


Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–There is a new program in place to help South Carolinians struggling to pay the rent during the pandemic.

SC Thrive, a non-profit that helps those in need in our state gain access to resources, announced a rental assistance program in coordination with the state housing department.
There are several criteria applicants must meet:

  • Applicants must be South Carolina residents.
  • Applicants’ household income at the time of application must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. Income eligibility by county can be found at:
  • Applicants’ employment/income must have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 10, 2020, or later.
  • Applicants must be PAST DUE a minimum of one month on rent.
  • The rent assistance payment must bring the rental balance current.
  • The applicant CANNOT currently receive any subsidized rental assistance.
  • The applicant CANNOT be approved for or a recipient of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ($600 additional weekly benefit).

To learn more about the program or to apply click here.

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