Charleston County seeks resident input on housing funds

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Government's Community Services Department is seeking input from citizens in order to identify the most pressing community needs that are eligible for funding from the County's Urban Entitlement award through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The public can provide input through the County's survey located online at through February 7, 2011.

"Receiving widespread community input to this survey is critical to developing a meaningful plan that will address the needs of our area," said Christine DuRant, Charleston County's Community Services Director.

County staff is in the early stages of developing Charleston County's Consolidated Plan that will assist in the annual process of awarding HUD grant funds over the next five-year period. The plan is a HUD-required document that the County must submit every five years.

For those who do not have online access, printed surveys are available at the following locations:

  • Charleston County, Community Services Department (4045 Bridge View Drive; North Charleston)
  • Awendaw Town Hall (6971 Doar Road, Awendaw)
  • City of North Charleston, Community Development Office (2500 City Hall Lane; North Charleston)
  • Hollywood Town Hall (6322 Highway 162; Hollywood)
  • Isle of Palms City Hall (1207 Palm Boulevard; Isle of Palms)
  • Lincolnville Town Hall (493 Hope Road; Lincolnville)
  • Meggett Town Hall (4776 S.C. 165; Meggett)
  • Mount Pleasant Town Hall (100 Ann Edwards Lane; Mount Pleasant)
  • Ravenel Town Hall (5962 Highway 165 #100; Ravenel)
  • Sullivan's Island (1610 Middle Street; Sullivan's Island)

Additional meetings, public hearings and studies will be conducted before the draft plan is submitted to Charleston County Council for final approval and subsequent submittal to HUD in May of 2010. All public meetings and hearings will be posted on the County's Web site.

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