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Horry County Partnership Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan Meetings

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has partnered with Myrtle Beach, Conway, the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, the Conway Housing Authority and the Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization to develop the Horry County Partnership Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Plan.  Fair Housing is a right protected by both federal and state law and entitles everyone to equal access housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, source of income, or any arbitrary reason.  Fair Housing applies to rental housing, homes for sale, advertising, home loans and home insurance.  Affirmative Fair Housing promotes fair housing and empowers and gives special assistance to groups that have been historically disadvantaged.

The AFFH Plan will include an analysis of current and historical fair housing issues within Horry County.  Public participation is a key component of developing a successful plan.  Throughout the month of September, Horry County and its partner agencies will conduct community meetings to discuss residents’ housing experiences and issues related to Fair Housing.  Residents are encouraged to participate by attending the meetings and/or completing the online survey found at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG.aspx.  The plan will be available for public review and comment in the spring of 2017.

The meeting times, dates and locations are as follows:

 

Tuesday, September 13 at 5 p.m.

Conway Housing Authority

2303 Leonard Avenue, Conway

 

Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Green Sea Branch

5331Highway 9, Green Sea

 

Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

901 Canal Street, Myrtle Beach

 

Tuesday, September 20 at 9 a.m.

Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

 

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:45 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Loris Branch

4316 Main Street, Loris

 

Thursday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Horry County Memorial Library-Aynor Branch

500 9th Avenue, Aynor

For more information, contact the Horry County Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) Office at 843-915-6184.

 



April is Fair Housing Month

Conway, South Carolina – To honor April as Fair Housing Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning, Horry County Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), along with partner agencies, will hold five free workshops: 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Location: New Simpson Creek Holiness Church, 971 Bennett Loop, Loris

Topic: “Heirs Property & Housing Legal Issues & Housing Rental Assistance and Rehab Programs”

Speakers: Jon Ozolins, South Carolina Legal Services; Joey Smoak, ECHO; John Danford, Horry County Planning & Zoning; Chris Sullivan, Horry County Community Development Block Grant

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Racepath Community Center, 1688 Racepath Street, Myrtle Beach

Topic: Community Town Hall Meeting by Horry County Councilman Jimmy Washington and Rev. Gause, Phoenix Renaissance.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location: Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “HOAs and Fair Housing”

Speakers: Pat O’Dea, McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O’Dea & Geddie, PA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing-Housing Laws and You”

Speakers: Carol McCall, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City of Aynor Town Hall, 600 South Main Street, Aynor

Event: Housing Rehab “Drop In”

Staff: Horry County Community Development’s Housing Inspector & Specialist, His Hands of Horry County Housing Rehab Team

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development Block Grants at 843-915-7033.

 



Community Development Block Grant Workshops & Deadline Announced

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office has announced the deadline for filing CDBG sub-recipient agency applications for the 2015 cycle will be Friday, February 5, 2016, by 2 pm. The application and instructions can be found on the Horry County website.

The funding is provided through a federal block grant program to assist in developing a viable urban community by expanding opportunities for decent housing, suitable living environments and needed public services. Projects must provide a benefit to low-to-moderate income citizens and/or address areas of slum or blight. The County CDBG office does not make grants 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 three classes at the CDBG/Voters Registration and Election Complex located at 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway. They are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Interested parties should contact the CDBG office to reserve a seat, as classes fill quickly. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.



Community Development Block Grant Workshops & Deadline Announced

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office has announced the deadline for filing CDBG sub-recipient agency applications for the 2015 cycle will be Friday, February 6, 2015, by 2 pm. The application and instructions can be found on the Horry County website.

The funding is provided through a federal block grant program to assist in developing a viable urban community by expanding opportunities for decent housing, suitable living environments and needed public services. Projects must provide a benefit to low-to-moderate income citizens and/or address areas of slum or blight. CDBG does not make grants 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, Horry County CDBG will hold three classes at the CDBG/Voters Registration and Election Complex located at 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway. They are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Interested parties should contact the CDBG office to reserve a seat as classes fill quickly. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.



Horry County Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2013-2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review and comment.  The 2013-2014 CAPER highlights expenditures of CDBG Program funds for the period of July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.  The report includes information summarizing program resources, status of actions and community accomplishments, and a self-evaluation of progress made during the year.

Copies of the report are available for review at the Horry County Community Development Office, 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway, SC 29526, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from August 20, 2014, through September 5, 2014. The report is also available from the County’s website.

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 5 p.m. at the CDBG Office to receive further public input regarding 2013-2014 CAPER.  Written comments may be addressed to Diana Seydlorsky at the Horry County Community Development Office or may be sent by email. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on September 5, 2014.

Horry County will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with limited English proficiency or disabilities upon 24-hour notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services may contact Diana Seydlorsky, Community Development Director, by telephone at (843) 915-7033 or by writing the Community Development Office at 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway, South Carolina 29526. 

If you have questions, please call the Community Development Office at (843) 915-7033.



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