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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 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.

 



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