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Total Care for the Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a Continuum of Care with a service area that includes the South Carolina counties of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg. Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) is also able to serve qualifying Veterans in the North Carolina counties of Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland.
ECHO and other TCHC participating agencies serve eligible households that are referred directly from TCHC's Coordinated Entry System (CES). CES is a process that assesses, prioritizes, and refers households experiencing a housing crisis to available housing opportunities within TCHC’s service area. Because housing resources are limited, this process is designed to prioritize the most vulnerable individuals and families.
Completing this form in no way guarantees services beyond being accessed for the TCHC Coordinated Entry System. 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 can learn more about TCHC and Coordinated Entry System at the TCHC Website here.
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 NoticeUpdated as of 01/23/2023
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 meet the following criteria:
Persons in Family/Household Size
HUD FY 2022 Income Limits Documentation System
If referred to a program, households will be required to provide documentation to confirm eligibility, including:
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.
Please understand that assistance is limited, and completing an application does not guarantee that you will receive assistance.
Horry County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)Updated as of 06/14/2021
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help residents of Horry County avoid eviction and maintain housing stability.
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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.
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