Pickens County South Carolina rental assistance.

Pickens County tenants, homeless individuals, and low income families can get help with paying rent as well as other housing needs. A number of organizations work to stop evictions, rehouse the homeless, and provide emergency rent or deposit assistance along with shelter.

In general, anyone seeking housing assistance needs to be close to eviction, have a utility disconnection notice, or be currently homeless. When found to be qualified for financial assistance, the Pickens County resident may be issued a cash grant for paying back rent. Or they may be given support in the form money for their utility bills or even mortgage help. In some cases legal aid or some form of non-monetary assistance may be used.

Find the leading agencies to call for rent help below. In general, the Pickens County organizations focus their services on the vulnerable, ranging from single parents to senior citizens or the disabled. Applicants should also have proof of income when applying for rental or security deposit help.

Housing Authority of the City of Easley
101 Wallace Drive
Easley, South Carolina 29641
Main Phone: 864-855-0629
Everything from low income, public housing to section 8 rent vouchers are available. A waiting list is in place as well. The disabled and elderly may sometimes be given priority per HUD guidelines.

Pickens Presbyterian Church
Address is 311 W Main St.
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
Phone number is (864) 878-9422
This charity covers a limited area of Liberty, Pickens Six Mile, and Sunset. On occasion, some funds for rent or fuel bills are offered. The church may also arrange overnight shelter for the homeless.

 

 

 

 

South Carolina Legal Services
Phone: (864) 679-3232
Eviction defense, free legal aid for senior or low income renters, and other advice is given from attorneys. find more details on legal aid in South Carolina.

United Christian Ministries - Good Samaritan Alliance
Location is 303 Dacusville Highway
Easley, SC 29640
Main phone number is (864) 855-0853
Various form of financial aid are offered. This includes for rent, utility or security deposits, furniture for homes, and other low-income assistance. Some Pickens County residents may be given loans for any rental needs.

Salvation Army Family Services in Pickens County
102 Stewart Drive
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 855-6408
Assistance ranges from mortgage help to emergency rental assistance, shelter, a thrift store, and utility bill help to stop homelessness. Funds for rent or housing require contribution from the applicant as well as case management.

MARYS (Ministry Alliance for Regaining Your Safety) House
Pickens, SC based, and dial (864) 855-1708
This is a shelter for women of children facing domestic violence.

Clemson Community Care – Pickens County residents
Main location is 105 Anderson Highway
Clemson, SC 29631
Call (864) 653-4460 for information.
Tenants with an eviction notice can get rent help. There is also free foreclosure counseling, home repair programs, clinics, and more. CCC has a goal of helping the working poor and struggling families get food, pay rent, and address other bills.

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Upstate Homeless Coalition of Pickens South Carolina
Main phone number is (864) 964-8250
Programs range from transitional housing for the homeless with mental or physical illness to substance abusers. A focus is also on helping seniors with their mortgages or rent.

 

By Jon McNamara

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