Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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SC Stay Plus

New applications for SC Stay Plus closed on December 16th. If you were not able to apply by December 16th, you can join the waitlist below (Step 1).

If you have applied, you must provide documents (Step 2) to complete your application. You can check the status of your application (Step 4) or send in a question (Step 5) below.

Step 1: Join the SC Stay Plus Waitlist

Complete the Expression of Interest form to be added to the waiting list.

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Step 2: Submit 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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News & Announcements

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 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 in-person support resource centers

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