Families needing help in paying for their home will receive help from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced over $60 million in grants for housing counseling. South Carolina is slated to receive more than $175,000 under the program. The department says the grants will help families receive help with navigating the process for buying a home.
The grants fund the services of nearly 500 national organizations who provide financial advice that covers, among other things, mortgages, predatory lending, and foreclosure prevention.
Other sections of the program include rental housing and transitional housing for the homeless seeking help.
There are four state organizations whose services are covered under the plan. Family Services Incorporated and Trident United Way in Charleston, along with two Greenville groups, the Upstate Homeless Coalition and the Greenville County Human Relations Commission.