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Anderson County South Carolina rent and housing assistance.

A combination of rental assistance programs and shelters are available in Anderson County South Carolina. Low income families that are facing a crisis can get help in the form of donated money for paying bank rent, legal aid, or rapid rehousing. There are also shelters as well as transitional housing services that can help the homeless in Anderson County.

Many of the administering agencies are churches or faith based groups such as UHC-AIM. Since the rent or security deposit help is provided by charities, this means that funding is limited. The other option for housing assistance is section 8 vouchers, but there is generally a waiting list in place. Or a tenant with a stable source of income can always try a loan program for paying their rent.

No matter age, age, religion, disability, etc. there are ways to get help in Anderson County. Try one or more of the agencies below for everything from legal advice to grants or even transitional – supportive housing.

UHC-AIM-Anderson Interfaith Ministries
1202 South Murray Ave.
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
Dial (864) 226-2273
The list of programs include home improvement/accessibility, case management, rent or housing assistance, and counseling. They also offer HUD sponsored Rapid Re-Housing Programs, which allows government grants (when available) to pay for first months rent, monthly housing costs, or a security deposit once the family is stabilized.

Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources - Anderson County Community Services Office
Location is 1704 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC 29621
For information on rent help, dial (864) 224-7028
They mostly help with energy bills from LIHEAP, but the community action agency may also offer some funds for paying rent.

Clemson Community Care – Anderson County section only
105 Anderson HWY
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
(864) 653-4460
Tenants with an eviction notice can apply for rent payment help. They also help low income families.





Catholic Charities
Main number - (864) 242-2233
In some cases, they have rent assistance. But funding runs out. Other support includes referrals, support for seniors or single moms, and linkage to low income housing. There is also financial aid (including rent) for victims of violence.

UHC-Family Promise of Anderson County
204 East Highland AVE
Anderson, SC 29621
Dial (864) 760-0908
The non-profit provides homelessness prevention education, which includes referrals.

Haven of Rest Ministries
Main address - 219 W Whitner St
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
(864) 226-6193
A shelter is offered. There is also low cost furniture from a thrift store, rehabilitation for addictions, and (once self-sufficient) referrals to security deposit programs.

Salvation Army Center
112 Tolly ST
Anderson, SC 29624
Dial (864) 225-7381 for information.

Anderson Satellite Office – Legal Aid
Phone: 864.679.3232
Appointments are needed. Seniors and the indigent can get free legal assistance. Housing programs are covered, and they advise on eviction matters. Immigrants, the disabled, and working poor can also talk to a paralegal about referrals to grant programs that may help with rent.





Homeowner ship programs

The government backed agencies below can help families buy a home. They do not offer rent help, but tenants looking at ownership opportunities may get support.

City of Anderson Community Development is at 601 S Main St, Anderson, SC 29624. Community development block grants as well as loans can help provide housing down payment. Dial (864) 231-7627

Habitat for Humanity
210 S Murray Ave.
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
Phone: (864) 375-1177
They offer low cost housing to volunteers who work hundreds of hours for the charity. There is also an interest-free monthly mortgage program.


By Jon McNamara

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