Housing Trust Fund
South Carolina's Funding Source for Affordable Housing
2017 Program Information
Construction Cost Sheet - effective July 1, 2016
2017 ER Manual - effective July 1, 2016
2017 OOR Block Grant Manual - effective July 1, 2016
2016-2017 HTF Income Limits 50% & Below - NEW!
2016 Program Information
HTF Bulletin #1 - NEW!
HTF 2016 Approved Nonprofit List - 4/29/2016
Assigned Inspector County List
2015 Program Information
HTF Bulletin #1
HTF Bulletin #2
HTF Bulletin #3
2014 Program Information
HTF Bulletin #2
HTF Bulletin #1
The South Carolina Housing Trust Fund provides financial assistance for the development, rehabilitation, and acquisition of affordable housing for low-income and very-low-income households. As Administrator of the Housing Trust Fund, SC Housing strives to maximize leveraging of federal, state and other housing assistance programs. The Trust Fund delivers funds through established partnerships with other governmental entities, qualified non-profit sponsors, and for-profit sponsors.
How the Trust Fund Works
The Trust Fund does not make funding awards directly to individual citizens, but instead works through a network of partners, including governmental and non-profit entities. These organizations apply for funding in one of the activities listed below, and then use the funds to provide affordable housing to eligible citizens.
Individual citizens of SC who are looking for assistance through the Housing Trust Fund should contact one of our approved non-profit sponsors. A list of approved sponsors can be found under the Associated Documents list to the right.
Applications and Manuals
The Trust Fund accepts applications for the following activities. Click on the activity name for more information and to access the manual and application.
- Non-Profit Participation (All Activities)
- Emergency Repair
- Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation
- Group Homes
- Supportive Housing
Applications for the Fund are accepted in four (4) funding cycles that correspond with SC Housing Board meetings as listed below:
Owner Occupied Block Grant and Other Applications Due Dates
Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
- Board Meeting Month: November 18, 2015
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
- Board Meeting Month: March 16, 2016
Application Deadline: May 6, 2016
- Board Meeting Month: June 22, 2016
Application Deadline: August 5, 2016
- Board Meeting Month: September 21, 2016
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
- Board Meeting Month: November 16, 2016
Program Announcements and Reports
Program announcements and such can be accessed by clicking here.
Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee
The Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee is comprised of leaders in affordable housing from across the State, as well as citizens who fall within the qualified income ranges for the Fund. The role of the Advisory Committee is advise SC Housing of housing needs, to recommend to SC Housing those areas of the State in which affordable housing development should be encouraged, the types of housing development that should be considered for funding, and to provide other pertinent information to SC Housing as the members of the advisory committee consider appropriate. Click here to contact the Advisory Committee.