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  • Columbia Housing is waiving its operational policies regarding rent reductions for families that have suffered loss of employment as the result of business closings related to the COVID-19 protocols. Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher participants may now more easily report loss of income through one of the following methods:
  • Tenant rent changes resulting from a reduction in income will be retroactive to the first day of the month following the date of loss of employment.
  • SC Housing Search Disaster Resources: A list of resources for anyone in SC in need of housing or shelter
  • Additional assistance is now available for South Carolina veterans who need help with rent and utilities. The Department of Veteran Affairs allocated additional funds to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

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