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Richland County and Columbia SC transitional housing and low income accommodations.

Whether a resident is homeless or on the verge of eviction, temporary housing sites across Richland County can provide short term accommodations. This is also combined with other support in an effort to help the guest find and move into a more permanent home, and the leading agencies for information or placement are below.

Some of the organizations, such as Alston Wilkes Society, will focus on one group such as veterans. Other transitional housing programs are more widely available to families in the greater Columbia region. Almost all of the locations will not only provide a place to stay over the short term, but social workers will also offer self-sufficiency training as well as access to meals, clothing, and more. In addition to the free homeless shelters, low-income and transitional housing listed below, there is also section 8 South Carolina rent subsidized homes.

House of Sheroes Transitional Housing
(864) 325-8520
This location will also support some parts of Richland County and can have referrals as well.

Midlands Housing Alliance
2025 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201
This agency will not take children, and is only for single people. Shelter and transitional housing is for the chronically homeless in the community. They also offer a day center, operate a food pantry and serve meals, and help client’s secure permanent housing in Richland County. Some of the units will also clients to stay for up to 2 years as well.

Trinity Housing Corporation
Center is at 2400 Waites Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
For information on applications, dial (803) 256-3999
Case management, transitional housing, and job placement and educational services are available. They also operate an after school program.





Hannah House - Christ Central Ministries
Address is 1726 Sumter St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 771-4357
Programs include clothing, housing for single parents and families with children, and placement into low income apartments or homes. A winter shelter is on site too.

Pilgrim's Inn
236 W Main St
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 327-3430
Both financial aid for rent or bills is available as well as housing resources.

Alston Wilkes Society - Richland County
3519 Medical DR
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 799-2490
The non-profit helps veterans, prisoners, and the very poor. Case managers can also help people apply for benefits such as section 8 and arrange other social services.

The Women's Shelter
Location is 3425 N Main St
Columbia, SC 29203
Call (803) 779-4706
A crisis center, including for women with a disability or mental challenge.





Maret Place
1485 Otts Shoals
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376
(864) 497-4335

Family Shelter
Main address is 2411 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 771-7040
Emergency shelter is available along with free meals, laundry, and other facilities. Children, infants, and parents can enroll too. The charity agency offers the short term shelter and other ongoing supportive services to homeless families with children.

Volunteers of America Carolinas, or VOA
Columbia, SC 29202
Main telephone - (803) 779-6465
They operate rent subsidized and low income housing as well as apartments across the Carolinas, including in Richland County. A focus is on veterans and well as the homeless, and the agency will help them gain employment and rebuild their lives as well. Child care is also arranged as well as other emergency shelter.

Stepping Stones Ministries Inc.
1427 Elmwood Avenue
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Main phone - (803) 261-9893
Job readiness is combined with short term housing solutions, food, and referrals to deposit programs and other support.

A Place For Us
Office location is 302 Mill Road North
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 299-4243





Maret Place
Address is 1485 Otts Shoals
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376
Call the center at (864) 497-4335
Services include transitional housing for homeless veterans.


By Jon McNamara

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