HOUSING PRESERVATION GRANT (HPG) PROGRAM

Because of the astounding number of families and individuals from the very low-income population living in sub-standard housing, BJEOC has committed itself to helping decrease these numbers. the Housing Preservation Grant Program, funded under the USDA-Rural Development Administration, as well as South Carolina State Housing Finance & Development Authority both funding sources allows for necessary home repairs/improvements that will significantly preserve the structure.

HPG funds may be used to make improvements that contribute to the health, safety and well-being of the occupant, structural integrity or long-term preservation of the owner occupied single family dwelling.

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, we cannot take walk-ins. Applicants can apply for assistance at our Beaufort or Jasper office. Applicant must schedule an appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

Please use the phone number below to schedule appointments for your desired service. Appointments will be confirmed via a telephone call from a Beaufort-Jasper ECO team member within three to five business days.

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

               

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

 

The following documents are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Beaufort-Jasper EOC services:

 

  • Legible, valid state-issued photo ID for the applicant (name and address on the ID must match what is listed on all presented documents
  • Legible Social Security cards for all household members (no photocopies)
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the past 30 days prior to the application date
  • If the applicant has earnings or wages, they will need to provide their pay stub (examples are monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly)
  • If the applicant receives Social Security, Social Security insurance, pensions, or retirement, they will need their current year benefit award letter.
  • If the applicant is a business owner or is self-employed, they will need the current tax year statement (example: Schedule C or C-EZ with all pages signed and included.

 

Most programs require that you meet federal income guidelines, we will screen applicants at the beginning of the application process.

 

NOTE: Income includes, but is not limited to:

  • Child support (a signed statement by the payer if support is voluntary or a statement from the court if it is court-ordered
  • TANF/AFDC/Monthly Utility Check
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Alimony
  • Monthly stipends
  • Adoption subsidies