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How Losing Medicaid Can Lead to Spiraling Decisions

May 18, 2023

Amara recently shared the difficulties she has faced as a tenant facing eviction. As she continued to share her experiences, it became clear that challenges with her landlord were not the only issues that she has had to overcome. From housing to healthcare, a variety of issues often go hand in hand. And for Amara…

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“I wanted to cry so bad. Now I feel I’m stuck.” – Amara’s Housing Story

May 15, 2023

When it comes to being a tenant, sometimes trying to do everything right is not enough. That’s a lesson that Amara* has learned in the hardest of ways.  Amara is a mother of three children, who also often cares for four of her nieces and nephews, since their mother tragically passed away. For more than…

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SC Housing Stories: Helping Residents Facing Eviction | NAACP Housing Navigator Program

February 7, 2023

Welcome to another installment of our South Carolina Housing Stories Project!  Our Housing Justice Organizer, Sloan Wilson (she/her), sat down with Ashley Blas (she/her) and Glynnis Hagins (she/her) to learn more about the NAACP’s Housing Navigator Program in Columbia, SC. This program connects folks in Richland County with legal and financial help with those facing…

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Bank and Credit Unions that Provide Small Dollar Loans in South Carolina

January 30, 2023

Payday, auto title and high cost/small dollar installment loans offer an easy solution to get a small or moderate amount of money quickly, but with one big catch. They are often difficult to pay off and many times put a consumer into a debt spiral that can keep them on the hook for years. There are…

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Applications for Free/Reduced School Meals in SC Returns for 2022-2023

August 2, 2022

Español abajoParents, you may have to fill out a free/reduced school lunch meal application for the 2022-2023 school year. Pandemic protections over the past two school years that have let children receive free school meals without the need for applications has ended. This means a return for many school districts to pre-pandemic policies. Check with…

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SC Housing Stories: Providing the Foundation For a Future | Homeless No More

July 29, 2022

Welcome to the second feature in our South Carolina Housing Stories project! In this series, we will be talking with advocates, community members, and more about housing issues in South Carolina and discuss the need for housing investments in our state. We spoke with Lila Anna Sauls, the President and CEO of Homeless No More…

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SC Housing Stories: How Small Changes Can Make Big Differences | The Rainy Day Fund

May 9, 2022

Welcome to the first feature in our South Carolina Housing Stories project! In this series, we will be talking with advocates, community members, and more about housing issues in South Carolina and discuss the need for housing investments in our state. For our first story, we sat down with Kieley Sutton, a public defender at…

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No Surprises Act Protects South Carolinian’s from Unexpected Bills

February 15, 2022

On January 1, 2022, a new law went into effect called the No Surprises Act. Prior to the act, if you had health insurance and received care from an out-of-network provider or facility, there was a chance you would not be covered in any way by your health plan, causing you to receive a surprise…

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SC Appleseed Response to Senate Parliamentarian’s Ruling to Exclude Immigration Reform from Budget Process

September 21, 2021

This weekend saw a setback in the nation’s fight for a more humane and common-sense immigration system. For the last few months, SC Appleseed has been working with partner organizations and individuals across South Carolina to push Congress to include a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, persons with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and agricultural…

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Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended

August 27, 2021

SC Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended On August 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote to end the Eviction Moratorium that was originally set to end on October 3rd. This means that all protections from the moratorium have been eliminated. “We are disappointed that the stay has been lifted and implore…

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