MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, November 4, 2021) – Berkeley County will suspend any NEW applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program on November 12, 2021. The County will process applications submitted by the 5 p.m. deadline and follow-up with those applicants who still need to submit information.
Berkeley County is currently processing approximately 800 applications in the ERA Program system. Before accepting any new applications, staff needs to ensure there is enough funding available for pending applications. If there is still funding available after processing all applications received by November 12, Berkeley County will re-open the program for new applications.
The ERA Program provides federal assistance to those unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All funds are paid directly to landlords and utility service providers. To apply, go HERE.
Berkeley County first opened the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on March 29, 2021 and closed the first round of applications on April 16. A second round opened on June 14. Through the ERA Program, the County has provided over $5.5 million in rental and utility assistance to more than 870 households and helped approximately 300 landlords.
This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.023, awarded to Berkeley County by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –