The Charleston Housing Authority’s Partnership for the Preservation, Improvement and Addition of Public Housing

February 26, 2021

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was established in 1935 after a declaration of need by the City Council of Charleston. The mission is to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to low and moderate-income citizens of the City of Charleston. Over 4,000 homes, roughly 9.2% of the population of the City

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

Hicks: Charleston County wants to take the edge off the high cost of living

September 18, 2020

Post and Courier Brian Hicks 9/18/2020 It’s been lost amid the pandemic and this presidential election, but Charleston County is asking voters to make a major investment in affordable housing. The idea couldn’t be more timely, as many locals can attest, it’s getting kind of pricey to live in paradise. In the past decade, Charleston

Commentary: Remake Charleston’s antiquated public housing — and do it now

August 31, 2020

Post and Courier BY STEVE BAILEY Aug 29, 2020 From the front stoop of her modest but neat little townhouse on Huger Street, Sheila Simmons has had a front-row seat as developers built the swanky new neighborhood all around her on upper Meeting. The new apartments have jazzy names like the East Central Lofts, Meeting

Editorial: Got solutions for housing, flooding? Charleston needs to hear them.

August 24, 2020

Post and Courier BY THE EDITORIAL STAFF Aug 23, 2020 Part of the problem in grappling with a complex issue like affordable housing is pinpointing where the biggest problems — and biggest opportunities — exist. Charleston’s ongoing update of its comprehensive plan wisely is diving deep into the issue, which has far-reaching impacts that extend

Keep pressure on for more affordable housing in the Charleston region

July 28, 2020

Editorial: Post and Courier BY THE EDITORIAL STAFF Jul 28, 2020 It’s no surprise that a recent survey found widespread agreement that the Charleston region has a serious lack of affordable housing. Anyone who looked to buy or rent in recent years can tell you that. What is surprising — and potentially helpful information for

The Charleston Forum finds agreement on housing problems, disagreement on solutions

July 27, 2020

Post and Courier By David Slade Across age, race and political affiliation, there’s broad agreement that the tri-county Charleston area does not have enough affordable housing. There’s also broad agreement, in responses to an online poll conducted for The Charleston Forum, that economic pressures are one reason Black residents are moving out of certain

Charleston’s public housing entering a new era, maybe even a better one

July 14, 2020

Robert Behre works as an editorial writer with a focus on local government, transportation and the built environment. Some of Charleston’s most important downtown homes are also its least remarkable, mainly its many public housing complexes, which stretch from Queen to Mount Pleasant streets. These largely nondescript, mostly single-story buildings are home to as many

Editorial: Welcome outcome for Charleston’s historic Archer School

May 26, 2020

From:   Editorial: Welcome outcome for Charleston’s historic Archer School   BY THE EDITORIAL STAFF May 25, 2020 Updated 1 hr ago     Buy Now   The 1930s-era Henry P. Archer School on Nassau Street in Charleston remains vacant, but a local foundation has plans to convert the historic school into 88 affordable housing units for