Rent Relief approaching $1 Million paid to landlords in Beaufort County

The SC Stay Plus pandemic-related rent relief program has paid $864,579.10 so far to landlords in Beaufort County to keep residents in their homes.  Since August, the program has had representatives in Beaufort County to assist residents struggling with back rent and utility payments due to pandemic-related financial instability. The outreach has been very successful,…

SCORE launches Minority Small Business Support program

Minority-owned businesses are underrepresented in our community. Accordingly, SCORE SC Lowcountry introduces a new Minority Small Business Support Program, intended to help start and grow minority-owned businesses in the Lowcountry.  Under this program sponsored by SCORE, Wells Fargo and Truist, minority business owners can apply for grants that fund business operations.  These grants can be used for…

U.S. Black Chamber launches business certification program

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., with the support of American Express, is proud to present the newly enhanced ByBlack Platform that now includes a unique, no-cost certification program exclusively for Black-owned businesses. For more information and to submit your application, visit www.usblackchambers.org/certification.  ByBlack.us is an extensive national Black business directory developed by the US Black…

SC Stay Plus Pandemic-Related Rent Relief Program Still Taking Applications

The SC Stay Plus pandemic-related rent relief program continues to take applications from Beaufort County residents struggling with back rent and utility payments due to pandemic-related financial instability. SC Stay Plus provides payments directly to landlords and utility companies. Residents can sign up online or visit any Beaufort County Branch Library which is offering free…