Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO)'s service area includes the South Carolina counties of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg. We are also able to serve qualifying Veterans in the North Carolina counties of Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland.
Completing this form in no way guarantees services. Everyone is encouraged to continue attempting to resolve their housing crisis through other community resources. 211 serves as a state resource guide and can be reached by dialing 211 from your mobile phone or visiting the 211.org website.
You have indicated that you are not within our qualifying service area however there are still resources available for you. 211 serves as a resource listing and we encourage you to dial 211 from a mobile phone or visit:
Eviction Prevention/Homeless Prevention Eligibility Notice
If you are being evicted, please confirm that you meet the basic eligibility guidelines below before proceeding with your Get Help application form. Applications that do not meet these eligibility guidelines cannot be processed.
Applicants must have:
NOTE: If you are receiving unemployment benefits, your base unemployment amount should be included as income, however, the temporary unemployment increase of $600 related to COVID-19 should NOT be included.
FY 2020 Income Limits – Extremely Low Income (30% AMI)
Persons in Family/Household Size
HUD FY 2020 Income Limits Documentation System
If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please reach out to other community resources that may be able to help you by calling 2-1-1. You may also come back to complete an application for assistance if your eligibility changes.
NOTE: These income limit guidelines may increase to include applicants whose total annual gross income is at or below 50% Income Limits. Click for FY 2020 Income Limits – Very Low Income (50% AMI). If you do not meet income eligibility guidelines at this time, please check back for updates. This notice will change if/when income eligibility changes.
Please understand that assistance is limited, and completing an application does not guarantee that you will receive assistance.
Maximum number of household members reached.
Please note that some eviction situations will not be processed until the SC moratorium on evictions is lifted.
All applicants for Homeless Prevention assistance must meet income and other eligibility requirements. You will be asked to provide documentation including verification of household income and either a Magistrate’s Court Order of Eviction or a letter from the landlord stating the applicant is behind on rent and will be evicted within 21 days.
ECHO may not be able to serve everyone that needs assistance. You are encouraged to continue attempting to resolve your housing crisis through other community resources. 211 serves as a state resource guide and can be reached by dialing 211 from your mobile phone or visiting the 211.org website.
We will need each of the following documents submitted. If you do not have them at this time, please begin attempting to get replacement copies.
If you do not have access to a scanner or fax machine, cell phone pictures of your documents are sufficient. Office DEPOT/OfficeMax is also offering FREE faxing and scanning services in all of their retail stores (limits apply). Faxed documents should be sent to 843-213-1800.
You have indicated having no regular income. Please complete the Self Verification of No Income before submitting this form. The link will open the document for e-signature in a new window. After completing please be sure to return and finish submission of this form.
• E-Sign Self Verification of No Income
All ECHO offices are closed to the public until further notice out of caution due to COVID-19.
We are committed to supporting our community responsibly, and will continue providing as many services as possible remotely.
If you’re already receiving services, all Housing Case Managers will be available during regular office hours to provide support by telephone.
If you are experiencing homelessness or are in danger of becoming homeless, please go to echousing.org/get-help or call our main office at 843-213-1798 to schedule a phone assessment.
More information about COVID-19, including prevention and treatment, can be obtained from the CDC COVID-19 Website and the SC DHEC Website.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work through these extraordinary challenges together.