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Laurens County South Carolina rental and housing assistance programs.

Tenants as well as the homeless in Laurens County South Carolina have 10 different agencies to try for housing assistance. Some of them offer grants to pay rental costs and others provide additional support services, such as free legal aid, security deposit help, or relocation services. Find the leading churches and charities to contact for rental as well as other assistance, including section 8 housing vouchers or low-income housing with no waiting list.

In almost all cases the administering agencies, including Saint Vincent or Helping Hands, will not only provide emergency money to pay back rent, but they offer a comprehensive menu of services. This may include, but is not limited too, the following. Get help from free legal aid/eviction defense; shelter, LIHEAP for paying energy bills to stop homelessness; rapid rehousing; loans; and moving cost help. Much more may be arranged too.

When applying for rent help, priority will be for tenants with an eviction notice and that have a one off crisis. A second screening may be for senior citizens or the disabled in Laurens County, and families with children are also high on the list. Unfortunately not everyone seeking funds for paying their rent or other housing costs (utilities, deposits, etc.) can be assisted due to funding.

United Ministries of Clinton
500 Academy St.
Clinton, SC 29325
Call for an appointment (864) 938-9070
The charity covers families, single moms, and residents that of Laurens County who live below/south of Highway 101. Financial aid can pay for rent, utilities, security deposits, and job costs.

Helping Hands
Location is 206 Chamblin St.
Woodruff, South Carolina
Dial (864) 476-2401
The rent assistance extends to Laurens County, and zip codes of 29388, 29465 and others.

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church - Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Zip code of  29465
Simpsonville, SC
(864) 288-4884
Money contributed to the church can provide for rent, loans for utilities or housing, food, and more. Apply Monday morning only, with proof of income, residency, a copy of a lease, and social security cards.




St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Phone - (864) 263-3445
Shelter, emergency funds for housing or rent, counseling, and other services are arranged.

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority
460 Church St
Laurens, South Carolina 29360
Phone number -  (864) 984-0578
Runs the HUD section 8 rental voucher program.

Laurens County Legal
Free services can help with housing needs, including eviction prevention programs.

Golden Strip Emergency Relief & Resource Agency
(864) 688-2233
The non-profit supports Simpsonville, Clinton, and Laurens County. Emergency financial assistance is for rent, there are vouchers for motel rooms for people recovering from a disaster, referrals to education, and counseling. To apply, bring current rental information (landlord name and telephone number) as well as bills.

Emergency homeless shelters

Both of these are for victims of violence in Laurens County, the homeless, or people recovering from an addiction, children, men, and women can all be clients. The shelters may give out everything from meals to clothes, free motel vouchers, and information on rapid rehousing for paying future rent or deposits costs.





Open Door Christian Center - 209 E Main St, Clinton, South Carolina 29325, phone  (864) 833-7670. Programs include house of hope, a soup kitchen, and an addiction recovery program. The homeless, poor, and others can use the center.

Laurens County Safe Home – Phone (864) 682-7270.


By Jon McNamara

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