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South Carolina Appleseed Welcomes American Rescue Plan, Calls For More Action

March 16, 2021

Last week, the American Rescue Plan delivering relief to millions of Americans was signed into law. The bill extends some relief measures already in place, while also expanding other programs and benefits. The American Rescue Plan: Provides $1,400 stimulus payments, per person. Extends the $300 per week unemployment benefits. Expands the Child Tax Credit &…

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What The Latest COVID Relief Bill Includes

December 21, 2020

En Espanol This week, congress agreed to pass another COVID relief bill. Here’s what the bill entails for SNAP, Unemployment, Stimulus Payments, and Housing Assistance. If you are being threatened with eviction, you must fill out this form, certifying you cannot pay rent due to the pandemic and give the completed form to your landlord…

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Why The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Isn’t Enough To Stop The Eviction Crisis During The Pandemic

November 16, 2020

Back in September, the CDC determined that mass eviction due to the COVID-19 economic crisis would exacerbate its spread. The agency, along with the executive office, issued a nation-wide moratorium on evictions, running from September 4, 2020 to the end of the year. To be protected from eviction, tenants who are unable to make rent…

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CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQ

September 3, 2020

En Espanol On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued an Order putting a temporary hold on evictions to help stop further spread of COVID-19. The order began on September 4, 2020 and has been extended through June 30, 2021. IMPORTANT This eviction hold is not automatic! You will need…

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Statement: Congress Must Pass the HEROES Act.

May 14, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed calls on Congress to pass the HEROES Act. The Act is the comprehensive action that is necessary to meet the unprecedented need in South Carolina and across the country. If the bill becomes law, the HEROES Act will: Boost SNAP’s maximum allotment by 15 percent, Provide direct aid and fiscal relief to…

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To the Residents of Allen Benedict Court:

February 1, 2019

To Residents of Allen Benedict Court: We know that recent events at Allen Benedict have made things difficult for residents. Able South Carolina and the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center want you to know that we’re here to help. Please contact us using the information below if you have faced: Problems with temporary housing (e.g.,…

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STATEMENT: Proposed Rule Would Increase Poverty and Endanger Immigrants and Their Children

September 24, 2018

Following a trend of spiteful anti-immigrant policies, over the weekend, the Administration published a new proposed rule that would alter decades of existing legal immigration precedent. This departure from American values will directly endanger the lives of immigrant families, including children who are United States citizens. The proposed rule forces immigrant families into an impossible…

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The Unmet Legal Needs of Veterans

June 24, 2016

Earlier this month, a report was released by Project CHALENG outlining the responses given by Veterans when asked to rank both their met and unmet needs. While many may believe the duty of caring for Veterans falls entirely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the hospitals they manage, and that any problems Veterans…

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Upcoming Event: Civil Rights, It Still Matters – April 8-9 in Columbia, SC

March 7, 2016

Civil Rights: It Still Matters is a two day conference designed to educate our community about the basic right and foundation to barrier-free housing for all, creating a path to healing the history of discrimination. This conference is designed for all South Carolinians and is free to the public (small fee for attorneys seeking CLE…

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What South Carolinians Think About Ryan’s Poverty Forum

January 8, 2016

This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty.  This Saturday, conservative leaders will gather in South Carolina for the “Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity” co-hosted by Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Tim Scott. With an overall poverty rate of 18 percent in 2014, South Carolina ranks among the ten poorest states in the country and has one of…

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