HOUSING PROGRAMS AT AIM

SC Help

Founded by the US Department of Treasury, SC Help is intended to assist responsible borrowers who have experienced hardships beyond their control as early intervention decreases unnecessary foreclosures at no cost to the homeowner. This program ends in 2017.

Primary Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have qualifying hardship
  • Must be an owner-occupied home
  • May not be in active bankruptcy

For more information,, visit www.schelp.gov or contact Angela Lockhart, AIM Housing Case Manager, at 864.226.2273 or angela.lockhart@aimcharity.org.

Rapid Rehousing

AIM’s Rapid Rehousing program supports homeless families and individuals who are employed by providing the initial deposits needed to acquire stable housing. These deposits may include rental deposits, first and last month’s rent, and utility deposits. AIM provides case management that includes resources for education, employment, financial literacy and other programs to empower the client.

Primary Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be homeless, in a homeless shelter, or fleeing domestic violence
  • Must be employed

For more information, contact Angela Lockhart, AIM Housing Case Manager, at 864.226.2273 or angela.lockhart@aimcharity.org.

Emergency Repairs

The Emergency Repair program addresses very low income, single-family, owner-occupied homes that have safety hazards not covered by insurance that would cause further irreparable damage if not immediately repaired. AIM uses South Carolina Housing Trust Fund Grants to complete these repairs. The maximum amount of grant funds available is $8,000 per home. Funding assistance is provided to repair single-family, owner-occupied homes with eligible housing deficiencies.

Primary Eligibility Requirements:

  • Homes must be single family and owner occupied.
  • Owner must have proof of occupation for at least two years.
  • The total household income must not exceed the income limits established by HUD (varies per county).
  • Mobile homes must be less than 20 years old – must own both home AND land.

For more information, visit www.schousing.com or contact Steve Compton, Director of Support Services, at 864.226.2273 or steven.compton@aimcharity.org

Ramps and Repairs

Many disabled homeowners find themselves in need of a ramp, rails or minor home repairs without the resources necessary to make the improvements due to being on a low fixed income.

AIM coordinates with Senior Solutions and area church groups, civic organizations and clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs to qualified applicants. This program matches clients in need with the resources and labor needed to make these improvements, which will enable them to remain self-sufficient.

To apply, contact Senior Solutions at 864.225.3370.