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SC Stay Plus, South Carolina’s Rent and Utility Assistance program, has closed. Funding from the US Treasury has been fully dispersed to applicants.
During this closing:
The Waitlist for the SC Stay Plus program is now closed. All remaining funds are currently being distributed to applicants with approved applications until the funds are exhausted.
The program is no longer processing applications, only making payments.
All those who joined the waitlist will be notified directly. Unfortunately, no members of the waitlist were invited to apply to the SC Stay Plus Program due to limited program funds.
SC Stay Plus is pausing operations and is no longer accepting new applications. Funding from the US Treasury has been fully dispersed to applicants, and it is unknown at this time if any additional funding will be received.
During this pause:
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.