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South Carolina

USDA Rural Development supports rural prosperity in South Carolina by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help eligible rural South Carolinians buy or rent affordable housing, and we can partner with you to build or improve essential community facilities such as hospitals, libraries, and schools. We boost rural economic development by funding technical assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them design robust business plans, find new markets, and promote their goods and services. We also help eligible businesses and manufacturers expand or improve, and we support energy programs that finance renewable systems for agriculture and industry. Because so many of our employees live and work in the very communities we serve, the USDA Rural Development mission is personal to us. It’s this commitment to our neighbors that sets us apart.

Scroll down to learn more about how we can help you and your community or visit our South Carolina contact page.

USDA Rural Development is conducting a review of all areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as rural for housing programs.  The last rural area reviews were performed in 2017-2018 using 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data.  Rural area designations are reviewed every five years. This review will utilize the 2020 United States decennial census data.    


Questions? Contact your local USDA Rural Development office!

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South Carolina Contact Information

South Carolina Rural Development State Office 1835 Assembly Street
Columbia, S.C.  29201

Program Areas
Rural Business Programs:  1-803-765-5881
Community Programs:  1-803-253-3645
Single Family Housing:  1-803-765-3093

Questions about Multi-Family Housing Programs?
Call 1-800-292-8293