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