The United Way of Greenville County has partnered with the city of Greenville, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Greenville Housing Fund, SHARE and United Housing Connections to launch the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund.
The organizations have collectively pledged more than $450,000 to support the fund, which will provide emergency shelter to those in need as well as mortgage and rent assistance for individuals economically impacted by COVID-19. This fund will also receive $150,000 from the United Way of Greenville County’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund and could potentially leverage another $7 million in federal housing funds for Greenville County.
“We know many families are struggling right now after losing employment and wondering how they’re going to pay their rent this month or keep a roof over their heads,” said United Way of Greenville County president and CEO Meghan Barp. “The Emergency Housing Assistance Fund is a direct response to help meet those needs, working in coordinated partnership with local social services and housing organizations throughout Greenville County to help as many people as possible have a safe place to live during the COVID-19 shutdown.”
For more information about applying for the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund resources, call 2-1-1, the United Way’s information hotline. To make a donation to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, visit unitedwaygc.org/response.