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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. 



Horry County to Accept Applications for Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Projects

Horry County is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for eligible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) projects for the 2020 funding cycle. A total of $225,000 in CDBG and $175,000 in ESG funding will be made available for eligible projects.

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. Applications for public service and public facility projects must primarily serve low to moderate-income persons. A workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds are provided by HUD to assist projects that benefit homeless persons and individuals at risk of homelessness. Qualifying non-profit organizations may apply for funding for eligible projects through ESG. While a public workshop will not be held for ESG project applications, questions may be directed to Michael Dobson.

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development. Applications are available for download on the Horry County Community Development website.



Horry County Home Consortium Public Meeting

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County HOME Consortium will hold community meetings to obtain input into the development of the Horry County HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan, which affects the program and funding for housing and community development projects from 2018 to 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comment on the housing needs within the HOME Consortium region.

The community is asked to participate: 

1) Attend one of the following public community meetings:

  • November 28, 2017 at 3:00pm at Williamsburg County Library – 306 North Main Street Hemingway, SC 29554
  • November 29, 2017 at 4:00pm at Myrtle Beach City Hall – 937 Broadway Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
  • December 4, 2017 at 4:00pm at Horry County Community Development office – 1515 4th Avenue Conway, SC 29526
  • December 7, 2017 at 4:00pm at Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments – 1230 Highmarket Street Georgetown, SC 29440

2) Provide written comments which can be delivered to the Community Development Office, 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway, SC, 29526. You may also email your comments to Courtney Kaine, Michael Dobson, or Carol Weistner.

Citizens, community representatives, and nonprofit organizations are invited to attend these important meetings to offer comments on the housing and community development needs of the Consortium and to make recommendations for the types of activities to be undertaken to address those needs.

If any non-English speaking persons or persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairments wish to attend the public meetings and have special needs, or who have any questions, please notify the Horry County Community Development Office at 843-915-7033 in advance so that appropriate accommodations may be made. It is the policy of Horry County Government to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated may file a complaint. For additional information concerning the Title VI complaint procedures, contact Title VI Coordinator Denise Hagemeier at 843-915-7354.



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



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