Kershaw County assistance programs.
Help with rent and utility bills
United Way of Kershaw County offers Homeless Prevention, which can direct families and people to the federal government funded Homeless Prevention and Rapid Housing Program. This was created from federal government stimulus funds. The rent assistance programs, which was authorized under both state and federal government legislation or local government initiatives provide cash grants as well as financial assistance for the purpose of preventing evictions and/or obtaining temporary shelter or permanent housing for individuals and/or families who are homeless or imminently homeless. Expenses provide for by the rental and housing program may include money for rent, credit repair, motel and hotel vouchers, housing search and placement, debt reduction, rent assistance, rental and security deposits, utility deposits, and even provide funds to pay for moving expenses and other costs the family or individuals may incur in the process of acquiring or maintaining housing in the Camden and Kershaw County South Carolina area. Dial (803) 432-5456
Also be sure to try calling the Wateree Community Action of Kershaw County. This is the local community action agency of the county, and they run numerous assistance programs. They can also direct people to local charities, as well as federal government and South Carolina assistance programs. The community action agency provides: