FLOOD RECOVERY RESOURCES

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has been impacted by the floods.  We are entering a long process of recovery in South Carolina and there will be a need for temporary and transitional housing.  

HOUSING PROVIDERS - If you are a housing provider and would like to list any resources that you have to assist in the recovery efforts, please email the Coalition so that your information can be included here.​


HOUSING SEEKERS - ​ Please note that the Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina is not a direct client service provider; rather we are a policy and advocacy organization. That means that we do not own, manage, or provide housing units and we do not have funds to assist clients in securing housing. However, many of our members do provide those services. You can begin your housing search by checking with these Coalition members:
Intermark Management 
United Housing Associates 
Humanities Foundation 

For modular or manufactured home resources, please go to these links:

Manufactured and Modular Home Retail Centers in SC
Manufactured Home Rental Communities in SC

Buying a Manufactured Home
Buying a Modular Home

You can also go to www.schousing.com and utilize their search feature and contact your local United Way on line or via their information line at 211.

FILING CLAIMS - Register your damage as soon as possible with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov  or calling 1-800-621-3362. When you call, have the following information ready: 
Social Security Number
A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
Insurance information
Directions to your damaged property
A telephone number where you can be contacted

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE - Contact the Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Program at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov to learn what resources are available to help you repair and rebuild your business.  


BEWARE OF SCAMMERS - When processing any claims or working on any repairs, beware of scams.   Keep in mind:
-FEMA inspectors will carry identification and will not ask for money
-Get repair information in writing, and be wary of contractors that show up at your door
-Do not be pressured into buying
-Never pay in full up front
Report all scams to S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs: 1-800-922-1594. 

IRS ISSUES -  if your family or business had an October 15, 2015, tax-return filing deadline, you are automatically granted an extension until February 2016. Other available relief includes claiming disaster-related losses on income tax returns, and waived fees when requesting past tax returns.   If you have any questions about the tax relief available to you, please contact the IRS disaster hot line at: 1-866-562-5227.  


LIHTC ISSUES - There have been precedents  from the IRS  to suspend certain requirements under § 42 of the Internal Revenue Code for low-income housing credit projects to provide emergency housing relief needed as a result of  weather-related disasters.  You can access the pertinent IRS information at these links:

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P.O. Box 1623
Columbia, SC  29202
803-808-2980
​info@affordablehousingsc.org