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SC Stays COVID-19 Housing Assistance

By February 24, 2021No Comments

The SC Stays housing assistance program will provide low-income residents up to six months (or $7,500) of rent or mortgage payments for eligible applicants. The application period is currently open, and applications can be submitted to SC Stays online at or over the phone at 833-985-2929. Assistance will be provided until program funds ($25 million) are exhausted. Applications will be processed as they are received.

To qualify:

  • Applicants must certify that they are eligible; their income must be at or below 80% of the county median, adjusted by family size
  • Applicants need to demonstrate that they are unable to pay all or part of their rent or mortgage or are behind on payments as a result of COVID-19. Examples include:
    • lost wages because of layoff
    • reduced hours based on staff reduction
    • inability to work because of COVID-19 infection
  • Landlord or lender must confirm past due status and be willing to accept payment on behalf of the applicant.
    • Rental and mortgage assistance payments will be made by SC Housing directly to the landlord or mortgage lender.


SC Stays FAQ for Applicants

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