York County gets $500K for housing stability programs impacted by COVID-19

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The United Way of York County received its biggest grant to date of half a million dollars to be used for housing stability programs in the county.

United Way is giving the money to the City of Rock Hill to use specifically for housing instability due to COVID-19.

The funding came just after the organization launched a new initiative called “Power to Thrive” to help lower income families reach financial stability.

“Millions of Americans are burdened by their housing costs each year due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable options, forcing them into housing insecurity,” said James Jeter, United Way’s vice president of operations. “United Way of York County is excited about this incredible opportunity to supply funding that will support housing needs across our community.”

The City of Rock Hill gave the money to the Catawba Area Coalition for the Homeless to provide support to agencies in York County that are helping residents who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

The money will allow agencies to focus on housing stability for the following six months and help families achieve long-term financial stability.

“We want to make sure that individuals experiencing housing instability due to impacts from COVID-19 do not get lost in the process as they seek support,” said Jennifer McAdams, a City of Rock Hill director. “This money will ensure agencies can narrow their focus to the issue of housing insecurity.”

Agencies in York County can apply to receive funds and will be awarded up to $25,000.

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