Richland County

Richland County hosting virtual hearing for input on how to spend housing grants

Richland County is offering residents a chance to weigh in on how more than $2 million in grants will be distributed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County is offering residents a chance to weigh in on how more than $2 million in grants will be distributed. The county will hold a virtual public hearing Wednesday to gather input on how it spends $2.4 million in federal funding to aid low to medium income residents. This comes as county officials go over the…

Richland County holds memorial to remember lives lost to coronavirus

Richland County leaders and residents gathered Thursday evening for the memorial service

Richland Co., SC (WOLO) — Dozens of Richland County leaders and residents came together Thursday night to take a moment and remember those who’ve lost their lives to coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Multiple people got yp to speak about the virus that has not only impacted their individual lives, but also the hundreds of lives…

Richland County offers rental assistance for those impacted by COVID-19

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Emergency rental assistance funds are still available for Richland County renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the County, The U.S. Treasury Department awarded the county 12.5 million to help renters. The program provides up to 12 months of rental and utility assistance, plus an additional three months if funds are available. To apply, Richland County…

Land Development meetings set for Lower Richland residents

Richland County Councilwoman Chakisse Newton to hold a series of in-person public meetings focusing on land development regulations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Councilwoman Chakisse Newton announced she will hold a series of in-person public meetings focused on land development regulations in Lower Richland. According to organizers, the meetings will also answer residents questions about current zoning rules for housing developments in District 11, which does cover part of Lower Richland County. Per Richland County: The meetings are…

Emergency Rental Assistance Program launches for eligible Richland County renters

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Home renters in Richland County may now be eligible for financial help if they’ve been affected by COVID-19. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program launched today, designed to help get eligible avoid the loss of utilities or eviction. You may qualify if: You rent in Richland County You have to have a household income no more than 80 percent…