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Enrollment is Open for CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in Socastee

The enrollment period for the Horry County CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in the Socastee area begins today.

People in the Socastee target area that have experienced repetitive property loss from flooding are eligible to enroll in this program. The County is now accepting applications and scheduling intake appointments for collection of required documentation. The application can be downloaded at the link below.

Once you complete the enrollment form, staff from the Community Development office will contact you to set up an intake appointment. Please note, if you arrive without an appointment, you may experience a significant wait time.

Those appointments will take place every Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. beginning tomorrow, July 13, 2021 and ending August 24, 2021. Appointments may also be scheduled at the Community Development office, located at 100 Elm Street, Conway.

Enrollment is the first step in the application process for homeowners in the Socastee target area (see the map below) that are interested in the buyout program. Due to the grant requirements of the federally-funded program, and depending on individual circumstances, eligible homeowners should expect the buyout process to take 6 to 12 months. The County is working closely with the South Carolina Office of Resilience to move applicants through the process as quickly as possible.

Whenever a new governmental assistance program is rolled out, there is always a potential for fraud, so please be aware that other groups or individuals may be providing information that is not accurate and may seek to compromise your personal information.

More information is available online at If you are interested in enrolling in the CDBG-MIT buyout program in Socastee and have questions, please contact the Horry County Office of Community Development at (843) 915-7033 or email


Who can enroll? Anyone in the Socastee target area (see the map above) that has experienced repetitive property loss from flooding.

What do you need to enroll? The first step is to complete an enrollment form*. Upon receiving a completed enrollment form, County staff will contact individuals to set up appointments to begin the intake process. Please, do not send copies of your personal information or documents via email. You will bring those documents with you for the scheduled intake appointment.

*The enrollment form is not the same as the buyout interest form that interested residents previously submitted.

What is the deadline for enrollment? Wednesday, August 25, 2021

How can I submit my enrollment form? Enrollment forms can be emailed to or mailed to the Horry County Community Development Office located at 100 Elm Street, Conway, South Carolina 29526 attn: Buyout Program. In addition, the Community Development Office will be scheduling appointments at the Socastee Library every Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. beginning July 13, 2021 and ending August 24, 2021. Appointments may also be scheduled at the Community Development office, located at 100 Elm Street, Conway. Appointments are strongly recommended. Without an appointment, you may experience a significant wait time.


Download the CDBG-MIT Buyout Program Enrollment Form

Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project: Night Construction Date Change

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, Carolina Forest Boulevard construction has been canceled for the week of July 6-9, 2021.
Construction on the Carolina Forest Boulevard and River Oaks intersection has been rescheduled, weather depending, for Sunday, July 11, 2021, and ending the morning of Friday, July 16, 2021, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. Motorists should plan an alternate route, if possible, as there will be delays, flagging operations, lane shifts, and detours as necessary to install the remaining traffic signal components, final asphalt surfacing, concrete island, and pavement markings. Extra caution is urged as the construction area will be very congested with workers and equipment during this timeframe; portable light plants will be strategically placed to aid the visibility of motorists as they navigate the work zone. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic control devices and use extra patience.

Horry County to Begin Ground Mosquito Spraying

Horry County Stormwater will begin spraying for mosquitoes by truck beginning next week, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weather permitting.
To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers should contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
Horry County wants to remind horse owners to consult with their veterinarian about getting their horses properly immunized against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is carried by mosquitoes and can be transmitted to humans.
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone.

Two County Boat Landings to Temporarily Close for Maintenance

Horry County will temporarily close two area boat landings for parking lot maintenance this week. The following boat landings will be closed until noon on the day of their scheduled maintenance the Danny Knight Boat Landing will be closed Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and the Chris Anderson Boat Landing will be closed Thursday, April 1, 2021. Boaters are encouraged to visit one of the many other boat landings throughout Horry County which are listed on the website.

Lewis Ocean Bay Controlled Burn Canceled

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intended controlled burn in the vicinity of International Drive that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021, has been canceled due to anticipated inclement weather.