These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken

by The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, SC.



On or about October 23, 2023, The City of Charleston will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Capital Funds under Section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437) to undertake a project known as Athens Court RAD for the purpose of converting 15 existing public housing units under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.  The RAD conversion of 15 units at 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25 Athens Court and 129, 131, 133, 135, and 137 Romney Street, Charleston SC, 2903 will utilize HUD Capital Fund Program funds from Fiscal Year 2024 in the amount of $562, 500.   The funds will be placed in a reserve account to address capital needs identified by a 3rd party Capital Needs Assessment firm.  The estimated project cost is $562,500.



The City of Charleston has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at The City of Charleston, Department of Housing and Community Development, 75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor, Charleston, SC 29401, and may be examined or copied weekdays between 8:30 A.M and 5:00 P.M.


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 October 20, 2023, will be considered by The City of Charleston prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.



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.




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