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Housing Assistance In The South Carolina Region

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One80 Place


Contact
35 Walnut St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-9477


Description
Provides:
*utility and rent assistance for Veterans
*primary health care clinic : M, T, Th 8:30am-3:30pm for homeless,
*soup kitchen M-Sat 11:30am-12:30pm, Su 12:00pm-1:00pm,
*homeless shelter - men's shelter opens at 7:30pm and family center for women and children is open 24 hours. Fathers with children and married couples with children may stay at family center if room is available. Shelters provide breakfast and evening meals for residents. Every guest is assigned a case worker that helps form a plan to return to self-sufficiency with services that may include social work, mental health, medical clinic, legal services and substance abuse services.

*Christmas Dinner 11:30am-12:30pm Christmas Day.
*warming shelter during the day if it is 40 degrees or below.

Hours
Office M-Th 8:30am-5:00pm, F 8:30am-1:00pm, Program hours listed in description

Eligibility
*For rent and utility assistance must be a Veteran.

Area Served
Charleston County

Charleston County Human Services


Contact
1069 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-6760


Description
Charleston County Human Services, Outreach Program provides community assistance through several programs. Anyone applying for assistance must have matching name and address on ID and all documentation (ex. ID, social security card, bill, check stubs, SSA/SSI award letters) and proof of regular income.

GENERAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
The main office in Charleston can provide tricounty residents EMERGENCY assistance with:
*eyeglasses,
*fire victims assistance
*food vouchers,
*medical bills,
*prescriptions,
*rent - not rental deposits.
=CALL 724-6760 Mondays at 1:00pm (When you dial the extension, if the case manager is not available, you will be routed back to the main menu and must re-enter the extensions until someone answers. If you hang up, you may get a busy signal when calling back due to high volume calls.)
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HVAC REPAIR/AIR CONDITIONING:
Currently placing names for waiting list for the following services:

*1 window air conditioning unit
Call your respective county on the respective call-in dates for utility assistance.

*HVAC (central a/c) system repair or replacement
Call the main office at 724-6760, listen for prompts and leave a message on the HVAC voicemail


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UTILITY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP):
Provides emergency assistance with utility bills including deposits to establish electric service Must call in on specific day and times to try to get an appointment Appointments will be taken until the appointment log is full. Unable to pay utility bills that are over 90 days old. Also will not pay return check fees.

=Berkeley and Dorchester branch offices CALL IN information is as follows:
*Berkeley County - every Monday at 8:00am, 761-6935
*Dorchester County - every Mondays at 8:00am, 875-1168 or 832-7053
*St. George - every Wednesdays at 8:30am, 563-9524 x305
(Note: branch office locations are not staffed daily and have no answering service.)

= Charleston County - call the main office at 724-6760 to schedule an appointment.

-(Limited crisis appointments available Monday - Thursday for Charleston county residents only.)

Hours
M-F 8:00am-4:30pm. Must have an appointment.

Eligibility
To determine eligibility the applicant must provide:
*Proof of emergency within past 30 days.

*social security cards for all members of the household,

*applicant must have photo ID with matching name and address on all documentation

*verification of employment (or unemployment) for all household members 18 years old and over. If an adult student, school photo ID is required,

*if unemployed, a benefits history of employment from employment commission,

*receipts of all utility bills for the past 30 days and a current itemized bill for the assistance is needed with the applicant's name.

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*Charleston county only CRISIS appointments:
- Scheduled Monday through Thursday usually booked within first 15-30 minutes of the day

- Must have proof of emergency, i.e. disconnection notice within the next 3-5 days

- Must be at least 60 years of age or older OR disabled OR have a child under 5

Documents Required
See call-in information above.
*Appointments for financial assistance are limited. Be persistent as it may take time to get someone to answer an extension.

*To check the status of an existing case, contact Customer Service.
Representative at 724-6760 ext. 232.

*Cannot accept applications from individuals who have been charged for unauthorized usage or tampering.

Area Served
Charleston County

South Carolina Electric & Gas


Contact
4481 Leeds W Pl
North Charleston, SC 29405
(803) 534-6805


Description
Agency provides:
*food pantries
*prescription expense assistance
*rent assistance
*utility assistance

Hours
M-Th 9:00AM-4:00PM

Eligibility
Residents of Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg Counties

Documents Required
Call or walk-in

Area Served
Charleston County

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach


Contact
1684 Brownswood Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-4109


Description
Outreach services for Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY offers:
*after-school program,
*clothes closet,
*English as Second Language classes,
*food pantry,
*GED prep classes,
*parenting classes,
*prescription expense assistance (non-narcotic),
*summer camp available in July grades 2-5,
*utility assistance - water, electricity, sewer, heating fuel,
*Financial assistance may be available every year (12 months),

*The Benefit Bank Site..A Benefit Bank counselor can help clients see if they are eligible and apply for SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance program, FAFSA, Voter Registration, and other benefits Call for appointment.

Hours
M-F 9:00am-4:30pm Office, M-Th 10:00am-2:00pm Intake

Eligibility
Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY

Documents Required
Walk-ins 10:00am-2:00pm M-Th; no appointment necessary

Area Served
Charleston County

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The Salvation Army Family Store


Contact
6209 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 747-5271


Description
Mens shelter is closed temporarily
Provides assistance with:
*clothing,
*food,
*household items for fire victims,
*The Benefit Bank site call for appointment,
*rent,
*utilities (past due or due in 5 days, does NOT help with deposits).

Call the first of the month for financial assistance information; financial assistance is first come, first serve on a monthly basis and appointments go quickly. Salvation Army has a limited number of appointments available for financial assistance each month. Must call for an appointment, no walk-ins for financial assistance accepted.

Must be able to show a documented significant decrease in one's income or some an emergency in the last 90 days is required (Examples: loss of job, decreased work hours, medical emergency with paid bill receipts, other recent paid bills such as car expenses, death, proof of a gap between lost job and unemployment, etc.)

Also, conducts programs for youth and adults that include after school program, summer day camp, summer camp, and church services.

Hours
M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm office.

Eligibility
Charleston County residents (see description information)

Documents Required
Call to schedule appointment with case worker for utilities and rent assistance.
May walk in for food and clothing assistance.
Social security cards for all members of household for all new clients

Area Served
Charleston County

Lowcountry Community Actn Agency


Contact
319 E Washington St
Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-5576


Description
Agency provides
*Low Income Heat And Energy Program (LIHEAP)
*prescription expense assistance
*rent payment assistance (with a court ordered eviction notice)
*utility bill payment assistance (Must be at least 30 days late or disconnected)
*weatherization program

Hours
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility
Residents of Colleton and Hampton counties who meet income requirements

Documents Required
Call or Walk In

Area Served
Colleton County

Beaufort Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission


Contact
1905 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 255-7220


Description
Agency provides
*Low Income Heat And Energy Program (LIHEAP)
*rent payment assistance (with a court ordered eviction notice)
*utility bill payment assistance (including water bills, must be at least 30 days late or disconnected)
*weatherization program

Hours
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Eligibility
Residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties who meet income requirements

Documents Required
Call

Area Served
Beaufort County

Salvation Army


Contact
2505 North St
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 524-3727


Description
Provides
*camping experience
*food pantry
*prescription expense assistance
*rent assistance
*thrift stores - Beaufort 524-5206 and Bluffton 815-3835
*utility assistance

Also, provides help for Christmas through Operation Holiday Heroes (for Beaufort and Jasper counties, applications will be accepted Nov 8-11 M-W from 9:00am-4:00pm and Th from 9:00am-11:00am.

10/27 spoke with ms. gail email: gail_loawton@uss.salvationarmy.org

Hours
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Eligibility
Financial assistance requires referral by DSS proof of income, picture ID and all bills

Documents Required
Call

Area Served
Beaufort County

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Navy Marine Corps Relief Society


Contact
286 Panama St
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 228-3512


Description
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Emergency financial assistance, food assistance, layettes for newborns, needs for marine and navy personnel.

Hours
M-F 8:30am-3:30pm

Eligibility
Active duty military, retirees and their dependents

Documents Required
Call, walk-in or appointment

Area Served
Beaufort County

Help of Beaufort


Contact
2 Ice House Rd
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 524-1223


Description
Agency provides emergency Assistance with limited financial resources;
*clothing
*food
*prescription
*rent
*utilities

Hours
9:30am-12:30pm
After 12:30pm phone is a fax number or leave a message.

Eligibility
Must be referred by Department of Social Services except for clothing.

Documents Required
Call

Area Served
Beaufort County

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