These are the first four steps to qualification.
You must be a resident of Richland County, SC.
You must have proof of employment or proof that you are receiving Social Security or disability.
You cannot be receiving subsidized rent assistance.
During the past 12 months, you cannot have received financial assistance from The Cooperative Ministry, any other agency, or a church.
Next, READ and make sure you UNDERSTAND the following.
All information that you provide to us will be verified. Being less than truthful will prevent you from receiving assistance.
An appointment doesn’t mean you will receive financial assistance.
An appointment can last up to 90 minutes and includes budget counseling.
If you receive an appointment for a telephone interview, here’s what you must provide:
Copies of a lease or mortgage agreement.
A copy of pay stubs for a month, award letters, or unemployment verification for disability or social security for all working adults in the family.
Copies of every bill that is paid by the applicant.
For Rent or Mortgage Assistance: A written statement of how much is owed to date plus the landlord’s email or FAX number.
You will be asked to submit the above information using one of these methods:
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to 3821 West Beltline Blvd. Columbia, SC 29204
or by FAX to (803) 252-8621.
If you get assistance, the payment goes to a landlord or utility company.
It can take up to 5-7 business days for you to receive assistance.
MISSION FOR THE MIDLANDS
To increase the economic self-sufficiency of people experiencing poverty in the Midlands through crisis assistance and sustainability programs.