HomeHomeless Prevention

Homeless Prevention

Ending homelessness.

Origin SC is dedicated in the fight to end homelessness in South Carolina. Through the successful efforts of our Representative Payee Program, we have expanded our services to provide rental procurement, subsidies, and supportive services in the Charleston Tri-County area.

We have assisted hundreds of individuals in the last several years to work towards self-sufficiency and financial stability. We currently have three programs:


Lease on Life

This program provides permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals. Participants are disabled and have been homeless for at least a year or four times or more within the last three years.

Origin collaborates with various community agencies to help identify eligible participants for Lease on Life. We help these individuals with housing, rent subsidies, budget coaching, and wrap-around services to help them remain permanently housed while they work towards self-sufficiency and financial stability.


Shelter Plus Care – Home to Stay Program

In partnership with the City of Charleston and Charleston-Dorchester Mental Health Center, Origin receives funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain and subsidize permanent housing for individuals who are clients of Charleston-Dorchester Mental Health Center.


Rental Assistance 

Rental Assistance is dependent upon funding that is available. If you are in need of rental assistance, please call The Rental Assistance Hotline, 843.628.2301. Please make sure to leave one message with a name and contact information. Additionally, please fill out the form below. 

Rental Assistance Pre-Qualifying Intake Form

This form is a pre-qualifying checklist used by the housing stability department to help better determine if an individual will qualify for rental assistance.
  • Please provide a valid phone number for someone to contact you.