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Horry County HOME Consortium Assessment of the Fair Housing Plan

Assessment of Fair Housing Plan: Availability for Public Comment

August 3, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Public Hearings will be held at the following locations:

August 16, 2017 --3 p.m.
Williamsburg County Library located at 306 North Main Street, Hemingway, SC 29554

August 17, 2017--4 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Housing Authority located at 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

August 23, 2017--4 p.m. 
City of Georgetown Law Enforcement Center located at 2222 Highmarket Street Georgetown, SC 29440

August 24, 2017--4 p.m.
Horry County Community Development located at 1515 4th Avenue Conway, SC 29526

The Assessment of Fair Housing is a Federal requirement for agencies and jurisdictions who receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Copies of the plan will be made available on the Horry County, City of Myrtle Beach, City of Conway, Housing Authority of Conway, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, and Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization (ECHO) websites.

Copies will also be made available at the Horry County Community Development Office, the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, and the Housing Authority of Conway.

For additional information or to submit written comments, please contact Courtney Kain, Community Development Director at (843) 915-7031 or by email.

Horry County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, or activities.  All requests for appropriate auxiliary aids and services, when necessary to offer a person with a disability the opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of County services, programs, or activities, must be made within a reasonable time prior to the activity.

Horry HOME Consortium AFH Public Draft



Horry County Community Development Public Hearing Notice & Annual Action Plan Availability for Review

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct a public hearing to accept citizen comments on the proposed 2017 - 2018 Annual Action Plan.  The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Annual Action Plan describes the funded activities for the upcoming year.

Public Hearing Location: Horry County Government & Justice Center, Conference Room C, 1301 Second Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Copies of the proposed Plan will also be available for public review from July 1, 2017 through July 20, 2017, Monday through Friday, at the following locations: City of Myrtle Beach Neighborhood Services Office, City of Conway Planning Department, and the Horry County Community Development Department.   The plan is also available at the Horry County website.   

Comments may be submitted in writing to Courtney Kain, Community Development Director, 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway, SC 29526.

COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS: July 1, 2017

COMMENT PERIOD ENDS: July 20, 2017



Horry County Community Development Block Grants Amends Program

Conway, South Carolina-As a recipient of US Department of Housing grant funding, Horry County is required to notify the public of substantial amendments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  The following budget amendments will allow for the redevelopment of target neighborhoods. The amendments support the goals to further affordable housing opportunities for low income families within the County as well as focus on targeted redevelopment efforts within the Racepath Community, a targeted investment zone.   Other priority revitalization areas include the Bennett Loop and Bucksport communities. 

The chart below indicates the areas that require a substantial amendment. A substantial amendment is required when 50% of the project beneficiaries change, 50% of the budget changes, or a new activity is identified for that program year. Horry County Rehabilitation projects, Neighborhood Acquisition, and Neighborhood Park Improvements are all considered new activities regarding the amendment. 

The public has until June 3, 2017, to provide written comments regarding any substantial change to the Annual Action Plan. The Action Plans and amendments are available at the Department of Community Development, 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway, SC 29526. Written comments may be submitted to Wiestner.Carol@horrycounty.org. 

 



CDBG Public Meeting Postponed

Conway, South Carolina - The public hearing to review the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Annual Action Plan, scheduled for April 6, 2017, has been postponed.

Horry County Annual Action Plan affects the program and funding for housing and community development projects from 2017 to 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed Annual Action Plan and budget.   Horry County has not received funding information from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban development related to its annual allocation to Horry County as an entitlement community.  The Annual Action plan process will resume when notification is received from HUD about the program.



CDBG Application Deadline is March 10

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Community Development has announced the deadline for filing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2017 cycle will be Friday, March 10, 2017, by 5 pm. The application and instructions can be found on the Horry County’s website at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG.aspx.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Federal law requires that these housing and community development grant funds primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons. Funds may also be used for activities that help prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or for projects that meet urgent community needs. The Horry County Community Development office does not make grant awards directly to individuals or families, but instead funds non-profit and governmental agencies that carry out projects in the local area. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.

To assist with the applications, the Horry County CDBG office will hold two public workshops at the CDBG/Voters Registration and Election Complex located at 1515 Fourth Avenue in Conway. They are scheduled as follows:

Monday, February 20, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Tuesday, February 28, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

During the workshops, important information about the types of eligible projects will be reviewed along with rules and regulations that govern the program. All new applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in order to discuss their potential projects. These meetings will ensure project eligibility and provide technical assistance about the application and the CDBG program before an agency invests the time and resources necessary to complete an application.

Interested parties should contact the CDBG office to reserve a seat and RSVP to dobson.michael@horrycounty.org. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.

 

 



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