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Eastern Carolina Housing Organization earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Carf Accredited LogoCARF International announced that Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Rapid Re-housing and Homelessness Prevention programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to ECHO.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

ECHO is a non-profit organization with offices in Myrtle Beach and Sumter. ECHO’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families and has been serving the 13 northeastern counties of South Carolina since 2014. ECHO’s SSVF program also serves veterans in three southeastern counties of North Carolina. For more information about ECHO, please visit or call 843-213-1798.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

About Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO)

Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) is a non-profit agency committed to breaking the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families in the 13 northeastern counties of South Carolina. ECHO also serves veterans in three southeastern counties of North Carolina.

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