Community Development Programs
Richland County Homeownership Assistance Program is to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to make homeownership possible in unincorporated Richland County.
Assist lower income homeowners to rehabilitate their existing homes for the purpose of meeting County code and addressing current and potential health and safety items. We also assist in lower income homeowners to make repairs to their existing homes to be more energy efficient and/or handicap accessible.
Richland County developed its Neighborhood Revitalization Program to promote community involvement, preserve neighborhood character and integrity, and increase the overall opportunities for residents to secure safe and affordable housing as well as economic opportunities.
The Public Improvements Program was created to continue the commitment that Richland County has in delivering a desirable living environment supported by adequate public infrastructure, particularly for low and moderate income neighborhoods on the South Carolina DHEC’s Water and Sewer Needs List.
Richland County will receive $568,201 as a formula grant (not competitive, but required to submit Substantial Amendment to HUD). The Homelessness Prevention Fund will provide financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.