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Horry County Home Consortium Competitive Application for Homeowner Projects & Tenant Based Rental Assistance 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 May 31, 2022 at 5 PM.

Additionally, applications for 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. A virtual workshop will be held May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for organizations interested in submitting an application.

A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG, prior to the workshop.

For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange



Horry County Invites Proposals for Infrastructure, Housing and Public Service Projects

Horry County is now accepting applications for infrastructure projects to be funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). In addition, Horry County is now accepting pre-applications for public service and housing projects to be funded through Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) and/or American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Applications for both can be downloaded at https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG/ARPA. Applications may also be obtained by emailing arpa@horrycounty.org.

The County will host a meeting on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B, at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, located at 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC, 29526 to address requirements and respond to questions regarding the Public Service and Housing application. This session will also be streamed through the Horry County website at horrycounty.org/video/all and Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

On Thursday, November 4 at 2 p.m., the County will host a virtual webinar to provide organizations considering submitting a proposal in response to the Infrastructure – Water and Sewer solicitation an opportunity to ask questions. The session will be broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel, and on the County website at horrycounty.org/video/all.

Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or emailing arpa@horrycounty.org.

 

Find more about each of these calls for proposals below:

Request for Proposals: American Rescue Plan (ARP), Infrastructure Application

Notice of Intent (Required) Due: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Application Due: Friday, December 3 at 5 p.m.

This ARP funding round will focus on infrastructure projects. Specifically, proposals for water and sewer improvement projects will be accepted for this solicitation. Infrastructure projects funded through this program should primarily benefit residents of unincorporated Horry County.

Horry County will receive $68.8 Million in ARP funds, of which up to $8.2 Million will be made available to agencies for eligible public service, housing, and infrastructure projects from the County’s first appropriation of ARP funding. ARP funds are authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Additional funding may be appropriated for this initiative in future rounds.

Review the Full Application Here

Request for Proposals: Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) & American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Public Service and Housing Proposal Pre-Application

Pre-application Due: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.         

Application Due: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Program funds to Horry County to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for public service and housing projects.

CDBG-CV funds will be made available for public service projects that prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Additionally, Horry County will receive $68.8 Million in ARPA funds, of which up to $8.2 Million will be made available to agencies for eligible public service, housing, and infrastructure projects. Additional funding may be appropriated for this initiative in future round.

Review the Full Pre-Application Here

 



Enrollment Deadline Extended for CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in Socastee

The enrollment period for the Horry County CDBG-MIT Buyout Program in the Socastee area that began in July has been extended to Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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. So far, approximately 40 homeowners in the target area have started the process.

The application can be downloaded at the link below.

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.

More information is available online at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. 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 resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org.

Download the CDBG-MIT Buyout Program Enrollment Form

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? Extended to September 1, 2021

How can I submit my enrollment form? Enrollment forms can be emailed to resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org 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. through September 1, 2021. Appointments may also be scheduled at the Community Development office, located at 100 Elm Street, Conway. Appointments are strongly recommended.



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 horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. 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 resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org.

 

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 resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org 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



Horry County Launches Surveys for Residents and Businesses

Following the Welcome Back Committee meeting on Thursday, May 14, Horry County Government is launching two survey tools to better understand the unmet needs of our residents and businesses in the COVID-19 environment. 

Horry County is requesting input on the greatest community needs related to COVID-19 to direct investment initiatives of federal and state resources awarded to the County including U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) supplemental funding to assist in the response and recovery of the effects of COVID-19. We are requesting that community members take the survey(s) below and help share these tools throughout our community.

Residential Unmet Needs Survey: https://conta.cc/2Lug2QK

Business Unmet Needs Survey: https://conta.cc/3fRfyCe

The deadline to participate is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The results of these surveys are planned to be presented to the Horry County Welcome Back Committee Meeting scheduled for May 28, 2020. 



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