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SC Housing Making SC Stay Plus Applications Easier

Daniel Prince

Group has approved more than $10.4 million in rental and utility assistance

To help thousands of South Carolina residents who are late on rent payments avoid evictions, SC Housing updated its SC Stay Plus emergency rental and utility assistance program to make applications and approvals easier.

The $272 million federally funded program launched in May to help renters in 39 counties, including Union, stay safely in their homes during the pandemic by providing payments directly to landlords and utility companies. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently extended a federal moratorium on evictions until October 3 for counties still battling the spread of COVID-19—that includes every county in the state.

Changes to the application process include relaxed documentation, additional call center support, and improved accessibility. As of August 12, SC Housing has approved 2205 of the completed 2931 applications, for a total of $10.4 million in rental and utility assistance. Find out more about the program at

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