United Way of Greenville County has received a $2.5 million grant from the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority to assist residents who are struggling to make rent and mortgage payments.
The grant is part of the state’s SC Stay program, which will administer $25 million in federal CARES Act funding to assist households across the state.
“We are honored to be entrusted with the important responsibility of administering these funds in our community,” said United Way of Greenville County president and CEO Meghan Barp. “After nearly a year on the ground addressing pandemic-related needs, we know many in Greenville County are hurting. These funds from the SC Stay program address a critical need and our team will be working hard to expedite the process for applicants.”
Funding will be available for up to six consecutive months of short-term rental and mortgage assistance for applicants who meet the following requirements:
- Must certify they are eligible and their income is at or below 80% of the Greenville County median income of $47,950 for a family of two or $59,900 for a family of four
- Must demonstrate that they are unable to pay all or part of the rent or mortgage, or are behind on their rent or mortgage, due to circumstances stemming from COVID-19
- Must have landlord or lender confirmation of their past-due status and willingness to accept payment on their behalf
To apply, visit schousing.com or call 833-985-2929.
To connect with other housing help and community resources, call United Way’s Greenville County Resource Line at 2-1-1 or 1-866-892-9211.