The Charleston County Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization is gathering input on residents’ struggles with attaining affordable housing through a new survey and in seven public meetings over the next few weeks. Citizens are encouraged to participate.
“We have a solid understanding of housing needs in Charleston County, and now we’re exploring the tools at our disposal and detailing strategies that will work best for Charleston County residents,” said Darrell Davis, director of Charleston County’s Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Department. “Charleston County is big and complex, and we’re identifying what strategies will have the most impact and support throughout the county.”
Residents can take the survey here or go to the Charleston County Public Library at 68 Calhoun St. downtown to fill out a hard copy.
The department will host public meetings at several locations (see below for specifics) in the area to talk about housing needs and receive feedback from the community about the county’s fair housing strategy, which is called “Housing Our Future.”
Housing Our Future is the county’s first comprehensive affordable housing plan to address affordability challenges, housing needs and resource programming. It is an integrative approach that connects local officials, community partners and residents with a system to navigate challenges and address inequitable housing.
The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Department will host public meetings at the following times and locations to discuss housing needs and get feedback:
Mount Pleasant: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 30, Wando Mount Pleasant Library, 1400 Carolina Park Blvd.
James Island: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 7, James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Road.
Charleston: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. .12, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.
Johns Island: Noon to 2 p.m., Sept. 13, Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Highway.
McClellanville: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13, Buckshot’s Restaurant, 10030 Highway 17.
Sullivan’s Island: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 14, Sullivan’s Island Town Hall, 2056 Middle St.
North Charleston: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 14, Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive.
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