Beaufort News

State money available to help very low-income households with housing problems

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has been approved as a qualified participant in the South Carolina Housing Trust Funds Programs for 2017 and 2018 funding years.

This partnership with the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority allows the chamber to offer assistance to very low-income households within Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The purpose is to correct life, health and safety issues; provide accessibility for disabled persons; repair or replace major housing systems; and address structural problems.

All awards are subject to the Housing Trust Fund statutes and regulations and all other applicable state authority requirements. Call the chamber at 843-986-1102 to see if you qualify. This program is designed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are all used.

The chamber is at 801 Bladen St. in Beaufort.