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On September 4, 2020
in County News
HORRY COUNTY HOME CONSORTIUM COMPETITIVE APPLICATION FOR HOMEOWNER PROJECTS AND TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE (TBRA) IS NOW OPEN
The Horry County HOME Consortium is seeking applications under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) for homeowner projects and tenant based rental assistance projects. This application process will focus on homeowner construction projects as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).
HOME funds may be used to develop affordable homeownership housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing. Activities may include real property acquisition, site improvements, new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, conversion, and other expenses including financing costs and temporary relocation expenses of any households, businesses, or organizations.
The TBRA program provides for payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. TBRA funds may be used to provide rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs, and to pay security deposit assistance to tenants regardless of whether rental and utility subsidies are being provided. Utility deposit assistance may be provided only in conjunction with rental assistance subsidy or security deposit assistance, and cannot be a stand-alone TBRA activity.
The deadline for applications is September 30, 2020 at 5 PM.
Additionally, applications for Community Housing Development Organization CHDO certification and CHDO operating assistance are available for qualifying organizations with a CHDO-eligible project submission. Applications and reference documentation are also available at: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG. For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange.
On September 1, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Thursday, September 3, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Friday, September 4, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:
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. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
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.
On August 27, 2020
in County News
Conway, South Carolina (August 26, 2020)—In anticipation of the increased number of citizens expected to vote absentee, Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections will set up voting sites at the North Strand Recreation Center, the South Strand Recreation Center and the Carolina Forest Library, October 5, 2020, to November 2, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voters who prefer to vote absentee in person will enter the facility, complete the provided absentee voting application, and then vote. If voting absentee in person, voters are urged to visit www.scvotes.gov to ensure that their information is correct prior to arrival. If the information has changed or is otherwise incorrect, voters will be directed to the Horry County Registration & Elections office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. Additionally, absentee in person voters will need to have proper identification. Voters are encouraged to be patient as safety protocols may cause the process to be slightly slower.
Voters who were mailed absentee ballots may utilize the drop box to securely drop off their absentee ballots (a drop box is also available at the Voter’s Registration & Elections office in Conway.)
For more information, visit scvotes.gov or contact the Horry County Voter's Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.
On August 26, 2020
in County News
Horry County officials are pleased to announce that this month they received the deed to a property donated to benefit the Conway Library, a part of the Horry County Memorial Library system. The property, located at 1008 Winding Road, Conway, South Carolina, was presented as a gift to the Library by Senator Luke Rankin at the Library’s 70th anniversary celebration on August 21, 2019. The Library is currently making plans for the property and details about how the Library plans to put this benevolent gift to best use will be announced at a future date.
“We are fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive community here in Horry County and all of us at the library are so appreciative of this gift from the Rankin family and their continued support of our organization and mission,” said Director of Libraries Cindy Thornley.
Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, said, “The Board is incredibly grateful for this contribution from the Rankin family that will allow us to have an even bigger impact on the people of Horry County.”
Assistant County Administrator for Administration Barry Spivey provided this statement: “On behalf of Horry County Government I would like to extend our thanks to Senator Rankin and his family for providing us with this generous gift. It will bring tremendous value to the communities that we serve.”
Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information.
On August 11, 2020
in County News
[REVISED DATE OF SPRAYING] Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Wednesday, August 12, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Monday, August 17, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:
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