Pandemic Planning Helps Those in Need Get Services
“Facing eviction? Need help with utilities? Answers for those in the tri-county region
If you’re struggling to pay rent or facing eviction during the pandemic, you are not alone.
South Carolina has the highest eviction rate in the United States, and a tidal wave of evictions has come with the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryan Grady, Chief Research Officer at S.C. Housing, told the Herald.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — CARES Act for short — prevented landlords from issuing 30-day notices to eviction for nonpayment, fees for late payments, and legal notices of eviction for nonpayment for qualified parties through July 24. Those who qualify are receiving federal rent assistance, live-in federally subsidized housing, or live in a building backed by a federal loan. Continue reading The Herald