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Beaufort County emergency rental assistance.

Eviction prevention and emergency rent help is available from several agencies in Beaufort County. The organizations that do provide this service want to pro-actively prevent homelessness. When this can't be done, there may be other solutions to rehouse families, including funds for a security deposit or first months rent payment.

Applications will tend to prioritize working class families that are facing a crisis. Those applicants are more likely to be given a cash grant for any back rent that is due. Almost all clients will need to take actions to improve their financial situation so they can prevent a future eviction.

The housing programs can also deal with other needs. In addition to financial assistance for rent, some homeless families may be placed into transitional housing. Or seniors or the disabled in Beaufort County can explore supportive housing programs.

Salvation Army Family Services – The charity has an office at 2505 N. St. in Beaufort. The assistance they offer for housing needs range from grants for rent to shelter and energy bill help. Funds are limited and are for tenants facing an eviction. Phone - (843) 524-3727.

Bluffton Self Help
Housing office is at 39 Sheridan Park
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
Main phone - (843) 757-8000
Emergency rental assistance is available along with security deposit help for applicants with a source of income. Funds are for Beaufort County residents with a job.

Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity
1905 Duke ST, Suite 250
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901
(843) 255-7220
Low income families with a county ordered eviction notice can apply for one time rent help, which may be issued as a loan. They only support small parts of the county. They also offer referrals to section 8 rental subsidies, low income apartments, and more.




Another option is the Lowcountry Community Action Agency in Walterboro. Dial (843) 549-5576. But they only support part of the county.

South Carolina Housing Search
(877) 428-8844
Residents can learn about public housing in Beaufort, low income apartments for single parents or the elderly, resources for rent and utility deposits, and access other housing programs.

Beaufort legal services
Toll Free: 888.720.2320
Attorneys will help qualified low income families that have an eviction notice. Or get help in applying for section 8, legal aid for landlord repair issues, and other support.

Help of Beaufort
1910 Baggett ST
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901
For an application, call (843) 524-1223
One day per week requests may be accepted for financial aid for energy costs, rent, food, and other aid.

Deep Well Project
154A Beach City RD
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
(843) 785-2849
With the cost of housing so expensive on Hilton Head, the non-profit may offer information on more affordable homes. They can also assist with moving costs or back rent to stop eviction. Furniture may also be given out as well as emergency lodging.





Beaufort Housing Authority
Address - 1009 Prince St.
Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone - (843) 525-7059
Section 8 housing vouchers, public housing, and other rental programs are available for very low income families and senior citizens.

Beaufort County Catholic Charities
Phone - (843) 531-5535
Only referrals are given. No direct aid for rent payments is provided.

Lowcountry Council of Governments
634 Campground RD
Yemassee, South Carolina 29945
Main number is (843) 726-5536
Programs range from emergency rental assistance to motel vouchers or minor home repair for the elderly in the county.




By Jon McNamara

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