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Rent assistance programs Florence County.

Churches, charities and government agencies in Florence County can provide help with rent as well as other housing assistance. These programs are for a crisis only and are for low-income families that otherwise have a source of income and are stable. Find everything from security deposit help, section 8 vouchers, free legal aid and other long term or emergency rental assistance programs near you in Florence County SC below.

The resources from the charities are often combined with other housing assistance, ranging from funds for security deposits, homeless shelter, to government grants which may also assist with rent. There are also free motel vouchers for the homeless and immediate, no wait list housing options.

When applying from a charity, the organization will want to see that the individual did not cause the crisis which is causing them to need rental assistance. So this will generally mean an applicant needs to be facing an unexpected financial hardship that they did not cause on their own. Any funds for rent will target seniors, children, or the disabled as well, with other residents next in line for aid.

If someone is not qualified for a grant or loan, then they can either be referred to other rental subsidies for their apartment in Florence, such as section 8. Or mediation services may be arranged to resolve landlord and tenant disputes.

Places that help pay rent in Florence SC

Salvation Army Family Services
Housing programs range from rent help for tenants that are in arrears or furniture for a new home or apartment. They also offer referrals to utility programs or HUD vouchers too. There are also emergency, free hotel or motel vouchers in Florence.

  • Main center 2210 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, South Carolina 29501. For housing resources, dial (843) 662-4461
  • Another site is at 2111 S Irby St, Florence, SC 29501. Call (843) 662-4461

Pee Dee Community Action Agency
Low income families with a Florence County court ordered eviction can apply for an ESG grant for rent. They also offer LIHEAP, can direct families to low income apartments or rental deposit programs and other financial aid. Resources range from shelter to homeless prevention and one time rental assistance. They also offer medical care or place seniors into transitional housing. Apply for financial help from Pee Dee Community Action.

  • Address is 1001 W Sumter St, Florence, SC 29501. Call (843) 678-3400
  • A second office is at 180 Brown Street, Lake City, SC 29560. Call (843) 394-2534




Florence Office of South Carolina Legal Services
Address is 320 S Coit St, Florence, South Carolina 29501. Phone - (843) 413-9500
They offer free legal counseling. There are free lawyers in Florence who provide free Landlord or Tenant Assistance such as mediation and the pro-bono firms will ensure access to safe housing for the less fortunate.

Light House Ministries
Main address - 1416 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501. Dial (843) 629-0830
Call for information on rent programs, credit counseling, and other emergency financial assistance. The church operates as a charity. Funds are for lot and apartment rent. There is also aid for travelers and rehousing services, including loans for certain housing expenses or rent.

Housing Authority Of Florence
400 E Pine St, Florence, SC 29506. Dial (843) 669-4163
A HUD approved agency. The Housing Authority of Florence is based at 400 E Pine St. Applications are for public housing, section 8 HUD vouchers for income based rent, and counseling from FSS.

Shelter and Nutrition for All Children
They only help families in Florence School District 1. Address is 825 W Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501. Call (843) 407-1485
Programs include free motel vouchers, emergency rent assistance, moving cost help and more. They also help with mortgages as well as other housing expenses.

House of Hope of the Pee Dee Women and Children Shelter
Main address - 1020 W Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29501. Call (843) 667-9000
This is a homeless shelter only for single moms, domestic violence victims, and children. Short term housing is arranged as well as workshops in applying for employment or rental subsidies.

House of Hope - Men Shelter
Address is 1327 Olanta Hwy, Effingham, South Carolina 29541. Main phone - (843) 661-5377
A homeless shelter for men.





Faith based churches in Florence
The churches have support groups, help the poor or low-income families, have limited financial help (including for rent) and more. A wide variety of assistance programs are offered.

  • John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2000 Marsh Ave, Florence, SC 29505. Phone: (843) 662-8571
  • New Grace Temple Church, 644 S. Jeffords St..Florence, SC 29506. Phone: (843) 665-9738


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