Disaster Resources

Disasters strike at any time and do extensive damage to homes and property. If it is necessary for you to seek an affordable place to rent, or if you have affordable rental property to list, there is a FREE internet-based resource provided by SC Housing that allows you to search for rental housing across the state based on your needs and budget. Please visit SCHousingSearch, or call 877.428.8844. If you are seeking other housing-related services, please visit the Resources tab page on SC Housing Search or go to the SC Emergency Management Division website.

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Resources During Emergency and Disaster

Are you a renter or homeowner living in a Hurricane Florence disaster declared county?

You may be eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for expenses such as temporary housing and home repair. You may submit an application online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800.621.FEMA.

Looking for updated information about Emergency Shelters? Road Conditions? Clean-up activities in your community?

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division website maintains updated information on resources and assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Looking for an apartment? SCHousingSearch.com

If you are seeking an affordable place to rent, this is a FREE internet based resource provided by SC Housing that allows you to search for rental housing across the state on the basis of your needs and budget. Please visit SCHousingSearch.com, or call 877.428.8844.

Additionally, if you are seeking other housing related services, please visit the Resources tab page on SCHousingSearch.com.

What if I fall behind on my house payment due to disaster?

In counties designated for Individual Assistance (currently Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro) SC Housing is not sending any loans to foreclosure during a 90 day moratorium. FEMA information is available here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4394.

Need to find your insurance company?

Claims Phone Numbers for Insurance Companies

Need to file a Flood Insurance claim?

Visit the National Flood Insurance Program website at http://fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

Looking for Individual Emergency Assistance and Relief? Dial 2-1-1.

A service of the United Way

2-1-1 locations partner with Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and essential emergency management programs in your community to provide answers, services and relief in times of natural or man-made disasters.

2-1-1 offers information on disaster preparedness, up-to-the-minute information on road closures and evacuation routes and shelters, disaster relief assistance and recovery resources.

Have speech, hearing or other disabilities?

Able SC may be able to assist you. Their contact telephone number is 803.779.5121.

Are you a veteran impacted by Hurricane Florence?

Veterans Affairs may be able to assist you. Their 24-hour hotline telephone number is 877.424.3839.

Other Helpful Information

For a list of all SC Public Housing Agencies and their jurisdictions please see the HUD Public Housing Authority Contact Information. (Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Tab)

HUD and USDA may have subsidized rental properties available.

Use the HUD website search tool to locate subsidized apartments though out South Carolina. You may also use the USDA Rural Development to find additional subsidized apartments.

Please check this page often - we will add more resources as they become available.

Last updated: 09/27/2018