Housing Assistance

Safe Harbor manages three types of housing assistance programs for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Our Housing Assistance Program (HAP) is available to survivors of domestic violence needing assistance with housing support who are currently engaged in Safe Harbor’s shelter and/or community-based programs. HAP provides secure and stable housing to survivors and their children by providing a percentage of rental and utility assistance for an average of 12 months.

Housing Assistance

Our COVID Housing Relief program, made possible through the United Way of Greenville County, provides short-term rental assistance from March-August of 2021 to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence and are facing barriers to securing stable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers support with a portion of rental assistance for up to six months during the period of March 1-August 31, 2021. Clients participating in Safe Harbor’s emergency shelter or community-based services are eligible for this program.

Our Rapid Re-Housing program provides short term rental assistance (typically for 3-4 months) to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence with the goal of helping clients quickly obtain housing, increase self-sufficiency, and maintain housing permanently. The Rapid Re-Housing Program is part of the Upstate Continuum of Care, working with survivors of domestic violence throughout the Upstate who are seeking housing assistance. If you are a Safe Harbor client experiencing homelessness, please ask your advocate or counselor to connect you to someone who can complete a housing assessment with you. This assessment will inform you of which housing program(s) you are eligible for through the Upstate Continuum of Care. If you are eligible for any of the housing programs you will be placed onto the prioritization list and considered for housing opportunities. If you are experiencing homelessness and not connected to Safe Harbor's services, please contact United Housing Connections (864.241.0462) or SHARE (864.269.0700) to complete a housing assessment to determine your eligibility for housing opportunities through the Upstate Continuum of Care. 

Our housing programs include case management and goal-setting for participants throughout their time in the programs, offering clients the opportunity to achieve goals toward stable housing and financial empowerment.


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