Press Releases and News Articles

11/29/2017 - Happy Holidays from the Board of Commissioners
11/07/2017 - Charleston's $20 million affordable housing bond referendum gets push from mayor, business leaders

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and locals involved with affordable housing organizations announced their support Thursday for the $20 million affordable housing bond referendum heading to city ballots on Tuesday.

11/07/2017 - Housing Secretary Ben Carson visits Spartanburg with Sen. Tim Scott to tour redevelopment programs

SPARTANBURG — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott brought Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Upstate on Monday to showcase community development initiatives, including an attempt to cure a "food desert."

11/07/2017 - Be sure to go vote today

Which way Mount Pleasant goes is at the top of the ticket in today’s local elections.

11/02/2017 - Vote 'yes' for affordability

 Vote 'yes' for affordability

Charleston faces a housing affordability crisis, particularly on the peninsula, where thousands of low and even middle income workers are too often priced out of living close to where they work.

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.
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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