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Flood Disaster Assistance

Flood Disaster Assistance

Housing Assistance for Flood Victims announced November 17, 2016

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office is introducing the October 2015 Storm Recovery Program intended to repair or reconstruct Single-Family Housing and Single-Family Rental units affected by the October 5, 2015 flood and rain event that still have unserved damage.

Survivors of the October 2015 flooding can find a mobile center by calling the office at 1-844-330-1199 or visiting its website at http://www.scstormrecovery.com/.

This new program is specifically designed to assist the extremely low, very low and low income South Carolinian’s who require assistance in the repair, replacement, or reconstruction of their homes damaged by the October 2015 storm.

The program expects to serve approximately 1500 low income homeowners with the priority of assistance focused on the extremely low income, elderly, disabled, and families with children 5 years old or younger in the household.
Using the links above you may navigate the South Carolina Recovery Office (SCDRO) website to learn more about the SCDRO, how to apply for assistance, you can monitor the recovery efforts, and learn how to help with the recovery process.

Where to apply for help

The S.C. Disaster Recovery Office is accepting applications for assistance at two intake centers at 318 E. Main Street in Kingstree and at 725 Broad Street in Sumter. The centers are open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The deadline for citizens to apply for this program is April 30th.

In addition, local Mobile Intake Centers will be opened in the following areas on November 21-30

November 21:

Orangeburg County - Santee Family Development Center, 210 Brooks Boulevard, Santee
Clarendon County - Summerton Community Resource Center, 1154 4th Street, Summerton
Charleston - Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston

November 22:

Dorchester County - Miles Road Baptist Church Life Center, 819 Miles Road, Summerville
Bamberg County - Denmark Train Depot, 12 Baruch Street, Denmark
Berkeley County - Cross Community Center, 1609 Old Highway 6, Cross

November 23:

Calhoun County - Quick Jobs Center, 900 FR Huff Drive Street, St. Matthews
Spartanburg County - Spartanburg County Administrative Office, 366 N. Church Street, Spartanburg
Marion County - Marion County Administrative Building, 2523 East Highway 76, Marion

November 28:

Orangeburg County - Santee Family Development Center, 210 Brooks Boulevard, Santee
Clarendon County - Summerton Community Resource Center, 1154 4th Street, Summerton
Charleston County - Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Avenue, North Charleston

November 29:

Dorchester County - Miles Road Baptist Church Life Center, 819 Miles Road, Summerville
Bamberg County - Denmark Train Depot, 12 Baruch Street, Denmark
Berkeley County - Cross Community Center, 1609 Old Highway 6, Cross

November 30:

Calhoun County - Quick Jobs Center, 900 FR Huff Drive Street, St. Matthews
Spartanburg County - Spartanburg County Administrative Office, 366 N. Church Street, Spartanburg
Marion County - Marion County Administrative Building, 2523 East Highway 76, Marion


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article115386128.html#storylink=cpy


     Search Available Rental Property
 
If you are seeking an affordable place to rent, or if you have affordable rental property to list, this is a FREE internet based resource provided by SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority (“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 1-877-428-8844

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

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.

SBA provides affordable disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations as well as homeowners and renters for their uninsured or underinsured disaster losses. All disaster survivors referred to the SBA Disaster Loan Program are encouraged to apply. There is no cost to apply and applicants are under no obligation to accept a loan if they qualify for assistance. An SBA disaster loan may be your best and most affordable option to fully repair your damaged home or business

  • Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their damaged primary residence.
  • Homeowners and renters can borrow up to $40,000 to replace damaged personal property, including vehicles.

You are encouraged to apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance.You can submit an application while your insurance claim is being reviewed; therefore, we encourage you not to wait until the application deadline nears.

House in A Box Program

St Vincent de Paul is providing disaster case management services for individuals impacted by the flood. Also, St Vincent de Paul is managing the Housing in a Box program. The "House in A Box" program provides new household items for families who have lost everything as a result of  natural disasters and who are forced into situational poverty. The "House in a Box" gives dignity to families in crisis as it gives them a fresh start. All families receive the same new items which are packaged for efficiency of delivery. The program is scalable to the size of the family.

Individuals must first register with FEMA to be eligible for assistance. 

Effective February 1, the House In A Box program will only be open Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The address is 3512 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205. 

Household Items Available:

  • New bed and box springs/bed frame (double and twin)
  • Couch
  • Dining Room Table and Chairs
  • Dresser
  • Kitchen Items (dishes, utensils, silverware, pots and pans and glasses)
  • Bed linens (sheets, blankets, bedspreads)
  • Bathroom setup (shower curtain, mat, towels, wash cloths, shower curtain rings)

Individuals and families that are eligible will receive the new above items at no cost.

Individuals needing assistance may call the Disaster Case Management assistance line at 1-888-892-9582. Once the call is connected, dial "0" and leave a message. A disaster case management coordinator will soon be in touch with you to take your application."