Resources

Sharsheret

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources. Click here for the website.

Ansonborough House

Seniors over 62 years old can access independent living. The non-profit gives priority to homeless or those living in unsafe or substandard housing. Applicants must be low income. 71 Society Street, #100, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Charleston Area Community Development Corporation

Offers first time homebuyer programs and general housing aid. 2146 Dorchester Road N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405, call (843) 747-3311

Charleston County Housing Authority

Low income families can apply for rent and housing assistance from the federal government Section 8 housing resource. Programs are for low income families and public housing. 2106 Mt. Pleasant Street Charleston, South Carolina 29403, call (843) 722-1942

Charleston County Human Services

The non-profit agency provides emergency funding for paying rent, mortgage or energy bills. One of the resources is known as New Promise Permanent Housing Program, and this service provides permanent housing for the chronically homeless in Charleston South Carolina (Includes domestic violence victims). The Human Services agency also provides services as well as rent and housing programs for low-income residents of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. 1069 King Street Charleston, SC 29403, dial (843) 724-6760

City of Charleston Housing Authority

Offers permanent public housing. Address 550 Meeting Street Charleston SC 29403, call (843) 723-4491

Crisis Ministries

Provides Transitional Housing, Shelter, and other low income housing programs. 573 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29413-0038 Main line: (843) 723-9477

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)

Offers rent assistance. Other programs can provide clothing, help for electric bills, educational opportunities, small household items, and furniture. 1145 Six Mile Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466, phone (843) 849-9220

Expertise

Information on legal resources regarding divorce and child custody. Contact www.expertise.com. 

Trident Area Agency on Aging

Apply for and get information on rent payment assistance for seniors who are age 60+ who meet income guidelines. 1360 Truxton Avenue, Suite 105, Charleston, SC 29405

Family Services, Inc. Homeownership Resource Center

The non-profit provides down payment and Closing Cost Assistance. The housing program provides financial assistance in offering home buying support for individuals and families. They also provide homebuyers education, credit repair, debt counseling and classes. (843) 735-7860

United Methodist Relief Center

May have limited funding for paying rent. 690 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4018, (843) 884-4860

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina

The agency offers housing and case management services. Participants and clients of the non-profit are expected to work and/or be enrolled in school. Income guidelines are in place. Nunan Street Project, 19 Saint Margaret Street, Charleston, SC 29403, call (843) 722-7526

Gardens at Montague

Offers affordable rental properties and low income housing. 4850 Upjohns Road N. Charleston, SC 29405 (843) 745-9885

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charleston

Offers housing, rent payments, security deposits, and other financial aid for military members and their families. Naval Weapons Station, Bldg. 717, 1004 Jefferson Ave. Extension, Goose Creek, SC 29445, call (843) 764-7662

Good Neighbor Center

Transitional housing offered for veterans only. Also get free legal counseling, employment assistance and training. 1905 Burton Lane, Charleston, South Carolina 29405-8315, main number (843) 566-1878

Grand Oak

Runs low income/subsidized rental housing for families with children and people over 55. Programs are for Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester residents. 183 Magwood Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29414, (843) 571-5225

Harvest Home

A Christian shelter for people in Summerville. Call (843) 817-6877

Humanities Foundation

Can assist families with emergency financial and rent assistance as well as affordable long term housing. 474 Wando Park Blvd., Suite 102, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, call (843) 856-4120

John’s Island Rural Housing Development

Low income/subsidized rental housing. 3624 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455, dial (843) 559-3359

Liza’s Lifeline

Center provides emergency funds and grants for short term housing assistance or rent help for victims of domestic violence. Also, provides other emergency needs on a case by case basis to domestic violence victims. 636-G Longpoint Road, #134, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, call (843) 991-9085

My Sister’s House

Runs a shelter. North Charleston, South Carolina 29415 (843) 744-3242

Neighborhood House

Assistance programs include rent and electric bills. Also offers clothes, continuing education – GED prep., computer classes, food pantry, and prescription medication expense assistance. Dial (843) 853-8329

North Central Apartments

Low income government housing. 1054 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 571-5225

North Charleston Housing Authority

This government agency provides the section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and other government public housing for low income families. 2170 Ashley Phosphate Road, Suite 700 North Charleston, South Carolina 29418, dial (843) 747-1793

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

An extensive number of financial assistance programs are offered, including rent and utility bill payment assistance. Also runs a clothes closet, after school program, English as a Second language classes, food pantry, GED prep classes, and offers free prescription expense assistance. 607 Johns Island, South Carolina 29457, (843) 559-4109

Outreach Services

Charleston County. Client must have income (job, disability, etc.) and meet other eligibility requirements in order to get rent payment assistance. (843) 723-9285 ext. 10

Interfaith Outreach Ministries

Provides food and shelter. 107 Elks Lodge Lane, Summerville, SC 29483-3852, call (843) 486-0861

Planter’s Retreat

Accepts housing vouchers and provides low income housing. 4370 Ladson Road, Summerville, SC 29456, phone (843) 832-6111

Rural Mission

Emergency assistance with rent, utilities, and home repairs. 3429 Camp Care Rd., Johns Island, South Carolina 29455, call (843) 768-1720

Rutledge Place Apartments

Offers low income housing. 554 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 571-5225

Kings Crossing

Offers low income subsidized rental housing and affordable units. 723 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401, dial (843) 577-0879

Charleston County Salvation Army Service Unit

If you have an eviction notice, receive emergency rent help. Also provides assistance with clothing, food, and household items. They also have a men’s shelter. Phone (843) 747-5271 ext. 17

Shady Grove Apartments

Low income housing units. 1725 Savage Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, call (843) 571-5225

Stella Maris Catholic Church Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Supports the Isle of Palms and Sullivan Island residents. Churches and the charity address housing issues. The agency may have cash funds for rental assistance and/or mortgage payments. 1204 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC 29482, (843) 814-1229

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN)

Get information about shelter, food, clothing, home repairs, and rental grants. (888) 852-1900 or (803) 750-1200. Must have been the victim of a crime.

Telamon Corporation

Trident – People classified as being in poverty can get rent payment assistance, utility bill payment assistance. Also, employment, food, gas/bus fare, job training, relocation expenses. Call (843) 574-1864

The Shires

Offers housing for Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. 1020 Little John Drive, Charleston, SC 29407, call (843) 852-5298

Tricounty Family Ministries

Runs transitional housing. Also provide housing and medical assistance, clothing, foreclosure counseling and a soup kitchen. Financial assistance may in some circumstances include rent & utilities.