SC Housing will launch in early May a $272 million program to assist South Carolina residents in need of rental and utility assistance whose finances have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who qualify for SC Stay Plus may receive up to 12 months of assistance for late rent payments and late utility payments dating back to March 13, 2020.

Additional details on program launch date and requirements will be provided soon. Please check back on our website for new information in the near future. Please add your email address to the form below to be notified as soon as additional information is available.

S.C. residents in 39 counties are eligible to participate in the program. The following seven counties were directly funded by the U.S. Treasury Department and will provide their own rental assistance programs: Anderson, Berkeley, Charleston, Greenville, Horry, Richland and Spartanburg. If you live or own property in one of these seven counties, please check which programs are available in your area on our Resources for Renters page.

Posted by: Byron King on 5/04/21 (This information is only accurate as of 5/04/21. You must contact SCR for updates and changes to this information after 5/04/21 as laws and regulations may change over time. SCR 803-772-5206 or email info at