The South Carolina Housing Trust Fund (SC HTF) is a valuable resource for developing and maintaining safe, quality affordable housing for low to very low-income households within the state. Funding and assistance for eligible home repairs and supportive housing projects are provided through three core programs—The Home Repair Program, Critical Home Repair Program, and Supportive Housing Program. SC Housing administers the HTF program in partnership with other government organizations, non-profit sponsors and affordable housing developers. The HTF program also coordinates its efforts with other federal, state, and local housing assistance programs to achieve maximum benefit for participants.
The Home Repair Program and Critical Home Repair Program provide financial assistance to help low to very low-income homeowners with essential interior and exterior home repairs to correct life, health and safety issues so that they can live safely in their homes. These programs help to repair or replace major housing systems, including roofs, water heaters and HVAC equipment. It also covers home modifications, such as ramps, to provide accessibility for persons who are disabled. A home inspection is conducted to help identify any additional repairs that may be needed to provide the homeowner with safe and decent living conditions. The nonprofit sponsor then coordinates completion of the work with qualified contractors. The homeowner benefits by staying safely in a home that they can continue to enjoy for years to come. Local communities also benefit by maintaining the supply of affordable homes in their area.
The Critical Home Repair Program covers eligible repairs up to $30,000. The Home Repair Program covers more extensive repairs up to $75,000, including lead-based paint, asbestos and mold removal. Home Repairs under $15,000 are provided as a grant. Those over this amount are provided as a “forgivable loan” to the homeowner as long as they maintain the home as their primary residence for the set period.
SC Homeowners who are looking for assistance to repair their homes will need to contact a SC Housing approved nonprofit sponsor whose service area covers the county their property is located in. For more information, click here: Nonprofit Partner Program Flyer, and List of Approved Nonprofits by County.
The Supportive Housing Program helps develop affordable rental housing options for individuals and families with complex housing needs who may need support services to live independently in the community. The services are voluntary and help to improve their quality of life. The program serves individuals with disabilities, including those experiencing homelessness, who may need temporary shelter, transitional housing, or a group home.
Are you a community partner interested in participating in our Home Repair, Critical Repair, or the Supportive Housing Program? Please email us at SCHousingTrustFund@schousing.com.r more information about becoming an approved sponsor click here.
HTF Advisory Committee
Program Information 2021 - 2017
Questions regarding the SC Housing Trust Fund Program (SC HTF) can be submitted via email to SCHousingTrustFund@schousing.com.