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Rental assistance in Lexington County South Carolina.

Low income families and tenants in Lexington County South Carolina can get help with paying rent from local charities, churches, and government agencies. The emergency financial assistance can also help pay for other housing costs, including a security deposit, utility bills (to stop homelessness), motel rooms as well as first month’s rent. Note some of the grants, section 8 vouchers, and free legal aid programs to prevention an eviction are administered out of Columbia; however Lexington County residents can apply.

The financial resources are often part of homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs. The rental assistance is often the result of government grants or funding from the United Way. However the goal is to always help tenants, including the elderly, disabled or single moms, stay in their home or apartment. Therefore emergency financial aid may be offered for paying back rent, moving costs, storage fees as well as utility or security deposits. Find how and where to apply below. Or find a list of other rental assistance programs.

Salvation Army of Lexington County region can provide emergency rental assistance to tenants with an eviction notice. There may also be mortgage payment help, rehousing (including free motel vouchers or transitional housing), or utility deposit assistance. Case workers also help the low income and disadvantaged with affordable housing search and placement into a home or apartment. Note the faith-based charity does have limited funding. Call (803) 765-0260

Gods Helping Hands
Location is 919 Holland Avenue, Cayce, South Carolina 29033. Call (803) 791-4167
Call them to apply for rent or security payment assistance that is paid out immediately (as funding allows) as well as other support.

Physical address is 212 South Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072. Call (803) 785-8121
Low income financial assistance programs can help with rent payments, utility or electric bills (if in arrears and could cause evictions), mortgages and more.

Community Action Agency
650 Knox Abbott Dr, Cayce, South Carolina 29033. Call (803) 794-6778
Homelessness prevention programs can help pay rental arrears and address inadequate housing, including discriminatory practices. There may also be free grants for paying utilities from LIHEAP, advocacy for the poor




Sharing Gods’ Love
Address is 147 Friarsgate Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063. Call (803) 732-3188 if live in zip codes of 29002, 29063, 29210, or 29212 or
Based on donations to the charity, there may be free furniture or rent assistance. Or get medications, food and basic needs. A major focus is on helping the vulnerable with housing and basic needs, such as single mothers or the elderly. Emergency rent payment help is only one resource.

Mission Lexington
The charity is based at 216 Harmon Street, Lexington, South Carolina 29072. For applications or information, call (803) 957-6656 x247
Get help paying rent or placement into short term, transitional housing. There is also heating bill or security deposit assistance, vouchers for motels, a homeless shelter, and more. Various homeless prevention resources are offered. More details on housing assistance from Mission Lexington.

South Carolina Legal Services – Lexington County region
Call the pro-bono volunteer law firm at (803) 799-9668.
Low-income households and the elderly can get legal aid to help with housing issues. Eviction prevention, discrimination issues, help applying for benefits like section 8 and more free legal services.

Lexington County Housing Finance and Development Authority
Call (803) 896-9001 for information on section 8 housing rent vouchers.
They serve as the public housing authority for Lexington County SC as well. Income subsidized, affordable apartments, priority section 8 vouchers (with no waiting list), advocacy and other financial resources are offered.





Housing and homeless shelter programs in Lexington County

Shelter for victims of domestic violence at Sistercare
Women, teens, children and others facing violence can use this shelter/housing program in Cayce, SC 29033. Dial (803) 765-9428.

Family Promise of the Midlands
Transitional housing for families facing homelessness in Lexington County. Dial (803) 832-4765.


By Jon McNamara











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