Press Releases and News Articles

10/18/2017 - Charleston Housing Authority has been awarded a $52,136.00 Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced that the Charleston Housing Authority has been awarded a $52,136.00 Grant to support its Family Self-Sufficiency Program.  This local program, now in its 24th year, serves low-income families in public housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

09/21/2017 - Dual bond proposals look to increase Charleston’s affordable housing stock

A $12 million plan to fund improvements in Charleston’s East Side and East Central neighborhoods coupled with a proposed $20 million bond referendum this November could bolster affordable housing in areas of the city that need it the most.

08/20/2017 - Decades later, East Side finally getting promised affordable housing

When the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opened more than a decade ago, residents of downtown Charleston's East Side neighborhood were promised housing developments and businesses would soon replace the old Cooper River bridge ramps that had separated their community since the 1960s. 

06/01/2017 - Dedication of Williams Terrace and Henry M. Williams Memorial Pictures

 Dedication of Williams Terrace and Henry M. Williams Memorial Pictures

05/23/2017 - Dedication of Williams Terrace and Henry M. Williams Memorial
Mr. Henry M. Williams who passed away on March 23 was honored at the Dedication of Williams Terrace on the Authority’s 83rd Birthday, May 5, 2017.
01/26/2017 - Charleston Housing Authority gets $536,277 in court win

A federal court ruled in favor of the Charleston Housing Authority and 350 other public housing authorities last week after a four-year lawsuit against the federal government for a breach of contract.

01/19/2017 - New urban farm planned for downtown Charleston affordable housing complex

The authority is negotiating to lease the quarter-acre property to the Green Heart Project starting in August. If all goes as planned, the garden will allow downtown students — especially those who have aged out of the elementary schools’ programs — to continue cultivating their green thumbs and learning the value of healthy, locally sourced foods.

01/03/2017 - Charleston public housing to get $4.6 million in energy-efficiency upgrades

The Charleston Housing Authority is launching a $4.6 million energy-efficiency project that's expected to pay for itself, at no cost to taxpayers.

12/27/2016 - Next year, Charleston public housing to go smoke-free

Next year, public housing units across the country are expected to ban smoking in their buildings, if they haven't already, and Lowcountry officials say they're preparing for the change.

05/02/2016 - Bridge-area makeover delayed

It’s going to take a little longer to bring back to life the area where the old Cooper River bridges once touched down.

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A message from our President/Chief Executive Officer:

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was born of action on December 18, 1934 by a vote of the Charleston City Council. However, the actual permission for such a "creation" came via statute in the South Carolina General Assembly in March of 1934.

We have come a long way in our society, our City and our personal relationships. Nevertheless, the need for Public housing still exists today. We have so much more to do before we can truly say, the job is done.

Donald J. Cameron
President/Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Charleston