Over $14 million in emergency rental assistance distributed in Horry County

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County government has released new figures on the number of people who have been helped through its Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The program is a collaboration between Horry County and the Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) that provides rental and utility assistance to avoid eviction.

ECHO receives the money through federal grants.

“Horry County remains committed to helping tenants facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the county said on social media.

For the end of fiscal year 2021, Horry County provided numbers on how well the program has helped county residents:

  • 15,680 months of rental assistance for 2,378 households
  • Over $14.4 million in rental assistance awarded
  • 987 months of electrical assistance for 452 households
  • Over $136,400 in electric utility assistance awarded
  • 243 months of assistance with water and sewer services for 115 households
  • Over $14,700 awarded for assistance with water and sewer services
  • 239 months of Internet support for 127 households
  • Over $14,800 awarded for internet services support

CLICK HERE if you are a tenant or owner and need financial assistance. You can also call ECHO at 843-492-2600.

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