Help / Assistance List
UNITED WAY HELP LINE
Dial: 211 • uway.org
Resources for any and all types of help in your area: from medical, glasses, home improvements, financial help, etc.
HOME WORKS OF AMERICA
803.781.4536 • homeworksofamerica.org
They deal with home improvements.
803.799.0654 • coopmin.org
Utility/Rent/Debt assistance. Call on Fridays only, between 9:00 – 10:00 AM.
General Help: 803.765.0260
Utility Assistance: 803.462.5093
Address: 3024 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
877.337.3399 • greenpath.com
For debt relief, consolidation of debt, rebuild credit, get out of debt.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY®
803.252.3570 • habitatcsc.org
HARVEST HOPE FOOD BANK
803.254.4432 • harvesthope.org
Address: 2220 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201
AIKEN BARNWELL COMMUNITY ACTION
803.648.6836 (Ms. Nunez) • abccaa.org
Rent, utilities and weatherization. They serve several counties for weatherization.
803.252.7734 (Melody ext. 231) seniorresourcesinc.org
Address: 2817 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205
They provide transportation for seniors, housekeeping, Meals on Wheels, and free pet food.
RICHLAND COUNTY HOUSING OFFICE
803.545.3373 • columbiasc.net/community-development
They provide down payments 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: $38,000, 2-person household: $44,000.
WATEREE COMMUNITY ACTION
803.807.9811 • wcai.org
Help with utilities and rent for anyone in need.
GET CARE ON AGING
803.376.5390 • getcaresc.com
Go to their website and plug in your zip code for help in your area, and to see other offers.
SC COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
803.771.9404 • oeo.sc.gov/help.html
They help with heating/air and home improvement
RICHLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
803.576.2230 • richlandcountysc.gov/Government/Departments/Community-Development
Address: 2020 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29204
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 filled out. They also fund the down payment/closing costs of first-time homebuyers.