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Aiken Barnwell Community Action: 

  • Rent, utilities, and weatherization.  They serve several counties for weatherization.
  • 803-648-6836 (Ms. Nunez)

Cooperative Ministries:

  • Call on Friday only between 9AM – 10AM
  • Utility/Rent/Debt Assistance:  803-799-0654

Get Care on Aging:


  • For debt relief, consolidation of debt, rebuild credit, get out of debt
  • 877-337-3399

Habitat for Humanity:

Harvest for Hope Food Bank: 

Home Works of America:

Richland County Community Development:

  • They have a program called “One Touch”.  They come in your home and see what the largest need is and fix it.  They can provide up to $12,999 funding a home improvement project.  You must go to their office to get an application that will need to be filled out.  They also fund the down payment/closing costs of first-time home buyers.
  • 803-576-2230
  • 2020 Hampton St; Columbia, SC 29204

Richland County Housing Office: 

  • They provide down payment for low/moderate-income families to help them avoid PMI. 
  • See website for a map of where you can live, but it stretches out and they have pockets of areas in W. Columbia, Irmo, etc.  Max income for individual – 38k, 2-person household – $44k.
  • 803-545-3373

Salvation Army: 

Senior Resources:

  • Light housekeeping/Meal delivery
  • They provide transportation for seniors, housekeeping, meals on wheels for seniors and provide free pet food for your pet.
  • 803-252-7734
  • 2817 Millwood Ave; 29205.  Melody ext. 231

South Carolina Community Action Agency: 

United Way Helpline:  

  • Resources for help in your area; Any and all type of help from medical, glasses, home improvements, financial help, etc.
  • Dial: 211

Wateree Community Action:

  • Help with Utilities and Rent for anyone in need.
  • 803-807-9811

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