July 18, 2021

The City of Charleston
75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor
Charleston, SC, 29401
(843) 724-3766

 

On or about July 28, 2021, the City of Charleston will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston to submit a request to HUD under the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended and/ or The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55, to undertake a project known as 1031 King Street RAD Conversion for the purpose of a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Conversion to Section 8 Project Based Vouchers at 1031 King Street.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at The City of Charleston, Department of Housing and Community Development, 75 Calhoun Street, Suite 3200, Charleston, SC 29402. Project information may be reviewed weekdays between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. by appointment only.  Please call (843) 724-3766 during office hours to setup an appointment.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Charleston, Department of Housing and Community Development.  All comments received by July 26, 2021, will be considered by the City of Charleston prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The City of Charleston certifies to HUD, South Carolina that Geona Shaw Johnson in her capacity as Director of Housing and Community Development, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD, South Carolina’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD, South Carolina will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Charleston’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Charleston,(b) the City of Charleston has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD, South Carolina; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD/SC, Columbia, SC Program Center. 1835 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201-2408.   Potential objectors should contact HUD/ SC to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Geona Shaw Johnson, Director
Department of Housing and Community Development
City of Charleston