S.C. families who still are homeless after natural disasters in 2015 and 2016 could get help from an added $50 million in disaster aid headed to the state.
South Carolina will get another $50 million in disaster relief money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia, said Friday.
HUD already had budgeted $156 million for the Palmetto State after 2015’s historic rainfall and $65 million to help after 2016’s Hurricane Matthew.
The money can be used to rebuild and replace housing damaged by those storms.
▪ About $7.3 million will go directly to Richland County and $5 million will go to Lexington County
▪ About $6.2 million will go directly to the city of Columbia
▪ The state’s Disaster Recovery Office will decide how to spend the remaining $31.9 million