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 dslade@postandcourier.com https://www.postandcourier.com/news/all-public-housing-in-charleston-to-be-replaced-or-renovated-in-sweeping-initiative/article_d7aa9a52-93dd-11eb-842d-63dd1fa73cf9.html   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

THE CHARLESTON HOUSING AUTHORITY CELEBRATED ITS 86TH ANNIVERSARY ON MAY 5

May 6, 2021

            THE CHARLESTON HOUSING AUTHORITY CELEBRATED ITS 86TH ANNIVERSARY ON MAY 5 WITH A BOXED BARBECUE LUNCH FROM RODNEY SCOTT BARBECUE, AND RECOGNITION OF TWO RETIRED COMMISSIONERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE. COURTENAY NEFF BRACK, FORMER BOARD CHAIR, AND MR. TODD C. BROWN, FORMER FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR, WERE PRESENTED WITH FRAMED RESOLUTIONS MEMORIALIZING

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston Announced it is Entering Into Negotiations With Palmetto Redevelopment Partners to Replace Twelve Public Housing Apartments

March 31, 2021

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF CHARLESTON ANNOUNCED IT IS ENTERING INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH PALMETTO REDEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO REPLACE TWELVE (12) PUBLIC HOUSING APARTMENTS AT 275 HUGER STREET WITH 85 MIXED INCOME APARTMENTS TO INCLUDE A ONE TO ONE REPLACEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL TWELVE. THIS VENTURE ESTIMATED TO COST $23.2M WILL RESULT IN A

2021 Bringing New Leadership to the Charleston Housing Authority

March 23, 2021

            THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF CHARLESTON IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MR. EDWARD KRONSBERG, 20-YEAR COMMISSIONER FROM JAMES ISLAND, HAS BEEN ELECTED AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, AND MR. HERB PARTLOW, COMMISSIONER, OF WEST ASHLEY AS VICE CHAIR.                MAYOR TECKLENBURG AND CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED TWO NEW COMMISSIONERS, MR. GREG

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 jschiferl@postandcourier.com 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

postandcourier.com By Robert Behre rbehre@postandcourier.com 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