The Richland County Office of Community Development was created in 2002 to administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and the HOME Investment Grant funds. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and primarily benefit the low- and moderate-income population of the unincorporated areas of Richland County. (Low- and moderate-income is defined as a family household income 80% or below of the median area income). Click here for HUD Income Guidelines information.
Richland County Community Development (RCCD) is committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens. Our mission is to transform lives in partnership with the Richland County Community through housing, education and revitalization to make a difference one household at a time. We assist residents with:
- Homeowner Assistance
- Financial Empowerment
- Neighborhood Revitalization
Click here for a fact sheet highlighting Community Development's recent annual accomplishments.
In seven years, the RCCD grew to administer up to seven federal grants totaling more than $5 million. With these funds, the office provides affordable housing programs such as housing rehabilitation, emergency housing repair, down payment/closing costs assistance, public improvements and a neighborhood revitalization program.
Richland County’s HOME and CDBG allocation funds projects only in the unincorporated areas of the County. Incorporated towns and cities (Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Town of Blythewood, Town of Irmo and Town of Eastover), may be eligible to receive similar funds from the State of South Carolina Community Development Block Grant Program. Residents living in the city of Columbia must contact the City of Columbia’s Community Development Office at (803) 545-3373.
Below are direct links to various programs within the Community Development Department:
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Richland County Homeowner Assistance Program (RCHACP), a down payment assistance program.
NOTICE (NEW): Richland County’s down payment assistance program (RCHAP)
Days and times to turn in your applications are Mondays and Fridays 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Operation One Touch.
Richland County Community Development
Richland County Administration Building
2020 Hampton Street, Suite 3063
Columbia, SC 29204
Main Number: 803-576-2230
Fax Number: 803-576-2052
Notices and Solicitations
Draft FY20-21 Annual Action Plan CDBG/HOME
To all Interested Agencies, Groups and Parties the FY 20-21 Action Plan will be submitted to United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on 8/31/20 and will include Public Comments and questions.
For more information on the Draft Action Plan, please click here.
For more information on Public Comments and Responses, please click here.
NOFA-CDBG FY 19-20
To All Interested Agencies, Non-Profit Groups interested in applying for CDBG funds for the new FY 19-20, please click here.
To All Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons interested in the Community Development Block Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for single family housing and small rental rehabilitation (county-wide review), Please click here.
Public Notice (New)
RICHLAND COUNTY WANTS YOUR INPUT! Please click here.