Post and Courier Editorial: Commentary: Charleston Housing Authority’s CEO and board are prepared to lead

January 12, 2022

Post and Courier 1/12/2022 Link Herb Partlow, a public relations director with BDG-CPAs and vice chair of the Charleston Housing Authority Board. Provided   After reading the Jan. 4 editorial, “As one housing innovator retires, Charleston must keep innovating,” I want to provide additional information on the transition in leadership at the Charleston Housing Authority.

Editorial: Charleston County’s land plan could boost affordable housing — or set it back

December 7, 2021

Post and Courier By the editorial staff 12/7/2021 Link There’s no question our area needs more affordable housing, particularly in downtown Charleston, one of our region’s major employment centers and one of the easiest places to get by without the added expense of owning a car. It’s also where land is both pricey and scarce.

Rules relaxed as more than a quarter-billion dollars in SC rent relief sits unclaimed

August 18, 2021

Post and Courier By David Slade 8/17/2021 Link In South Carolina and across the nation, efforts to put billions of dollars in rent relief into the hands of landlords to keep tenants from being evicted have been moving at a snail’s pace. The federal government approved more than $45 billion to prevent lower-income renters

Charleston Housing Authority raises minimum wage to $15

July 19, 2021

Post and Courier 7/16/2021 By Gregory Yee Link Public housing officials in Charleston are raising entry level pay for agency employees to $15 per hour — a move they say is aimed at attracting and retaining employees. In an announcement on July 15, Charleston Housing Authority CEO Don Cameron said his agency wants to

Hicks: Charleston Housing Authority plan may help solve affordable housing

July 7, 2021

Post and Courier 7-4-2021 Link If you want to see the future of affordable housing in Charleston, mosey up to Huger Street. The Meeting Street Lofts fill an entire city block, and the complex is pretty typical of today’s upper peninsula: Five floors of apartments at varying price points, perched atop ground-floor retail space. That’s

Editorial: Charleston County should pursue multiple ideas to advance housing affordability

June 30, 2021

Post and Courier 6/30/2021 Link By the editorial staff Two of Charleston County Council’s newest members did not get their wish recently to spend $10 million of the county’s $271 million budget toward a new affordable housing initiative, but the conversation should not stop there anymore than it should have stopped last fall, when county

Community center and police substation opens in Charleston’s Gadsden Green

June 24, 2021

Post and Courier Link 6/23/2021 By Mary Steurer Children looked on with curiosity as Charleston police, community leaders and residents met June 23 to celebrate a new community center in Gadsden Green. Dubbed The Gathering Center, it’s intended as a hub for neighborhood meetings, events and an educational and recreational space for youth. It’s

All public housing in Charleston to be replaced or renovated in sweeping initiative

May 11, 2021

Post and Courier 5/2/2021 By David Slade   A bold plan to renovate or replace all of the Charleston Housing Authority's public housing has started, and it's expected to add 800 to 1,000 affordable apartments to the city. Existing complexes and buildings with a combined 1,407 apartments will either be extensively renovated or

New urban farm at Charleston affordable housing complex to break ground next month

October 9, 2020

Post and Courier By Jenna Schiferl A Charleston nonprofit is set to break ground on a new urban garden that will effectively double the size of its operation, but fundraising efforts for the project are still ongoing. After more than two years of planning, construction of the new garden space at the William Enston

Major Charleston affordable housing project only $200K away from the starting line

October 9, 2020 By Robert Behre Charleston’s homeless shelter, originally called Crisis Ministries, began 35 years ago inside a former auto parts shop at 573 Meeting St. Today, the building has been torn down, and the nonprofit homeless shelter, now called One80 Place, plans to turn the half-acre site into a $24 million, six-story affordable housing