The SC Stay Plus pandemic-related rent relief program has paid almost $1.5 million 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 with more than 275 households approved and receiving rental assistance. Over the last month, SC Stay Plus has received 1000 more applications since the federal eviction moratorium ended. SC Stay Plus provides payments directly to landlords and utility companies.
SC Stay Plus representatives have extended through November and will be available at the Beaufort Branch Library Thursdays and Fridays in November to continue providing one-to-one assistance to residents submitting the application for financial support for past due rent and utilities to renters financially impacted COVID-19.
County residents who would like to apply can meet with program assistants at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services will not be available the following days: Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11; Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25; Friday, November 26th (Friday after Thanksgiving).
SC Stay Plus applications are collected online and can be accessed from schousing.com/home/sc-stay-plus. For questions and more information, contact the SC Stay Plus call center at 803-336-3420 or toll-free at 1-800-476-0412.