Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Steps to Complete the Application

Step 1: Complete Initial Application

Complete form to open an initial application.

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Step 2: Submit Requested Documents

To have a complete application, upload required program documents.

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Step 3: Owner Documents

Owners must upload required documents to receive payment.

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Step 4: Check Application Status

Click here for Application Status definitions.

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Step 5: Need Help? Let us know!

Let us know how we can help. Our team of trained agents are ready to assist you.

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Step 6: Recertification

To re-certify your original approved application for additional assistance. 

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News & Announcements

SC Housing Stay Plus Program will close to new applications December 16, 2022

SC Stay Plus has provided approximately 90,000 South Carolinians with more than $267 million in rent and utility assistance across the 39 counties the program serves. Due to the program’s success, we must stop accepting new applications at 11:59 p.m. on December 16, 2022. 


SC Stay Plus is South Carolina’s federally-funded emergency rental program. The intent of this temporary initiative was to provide short-term relief to eligible renters in 39 SC counties experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SC Stay Plus has provided approximately 90,000 South Carolinians with more than $267 million in rental and utility assistance. Due to the Program’s success, SC Stay Plus will begin to wind down in South Carolina, as it is doing in many other states, and must stop accepting new applications at 11:59 p.m. on Dec.16, 2022.

SC Stay Plus will continue to review all current applications to determine if they qualify for assistance, for as long as funds are available. Applications submitted by the Dec. 16 deadline will also be reviewed to determine if they qualify for assistance, for as long as funds are available.

For more information and the full press release, please click HERE.

For information on how to apply, application requirements, and how to make sure you have a complete application, please see our FAQ page.

To apply before 11:59pm, December 16, 2022, click HERE.

SC Stay Plus Call Center & Review Staff Holiday Hours Update

As we approach the holiday season, the SC Housing Stay Plus program will have the following modified hours.  These holiday hours apply to the SC Stay Plus Call Center, as well as application review team.  For updated hours on the In-Person support schedule, see here(opens in a new tab) (the schedule is updated weekly).  

Thanksgiving Week

·       Call center

    o   Closed Thursday November 24th, 2022

    o   Limited staff on Friday November 25th

·       Application review team

    o   Closed Thursday November 24th, 2022

    o   Closed Friday November 25th, 2022

 

Christmas Week

·       Call Center

    o   Limited staff on Friday December 23rd, 2022

    o   Closed Monday December 26th, 2022

·       Application review team

    o   Closed Friday December 23rd, 2022

    o   Closed Monday December 26th, 2022

 

New Year’s Week

·       Call Center

    o   Closed Monday, January 2, 2023

·       Application review team

    o   Closed Monday, January 2, 2023

SC Stay Plus Funds Dashboard

Click HERE (opens in a new tab)for the latest program progress report on SC Stay Plus, which is updated on a monthly basis.

SC Stay Plus in-person support resource centers

Looking for help with your application? Click here to find an in-person support center near you.