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S&P Global Ratings Upgrades Bond Rating for Horry County Government

S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) on Horry County, S.C.'s general obligation (GO) bonds to 'AA+' from 'AA'. The outlook is stable. "The rating change reflects the improvement in the county's debt profile, with further improvement expected in fiscal 2019, coupled with the county's growing and diversifying local economy," said S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Daniel Hughes. "In addition, the county's very strong management policies and practices continue to support its strong budgetary performance and very strong reserves." Read the full release here

For the full report from S&P Global Ratings, click here

Horry County Wins Budget Award

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Finance Department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The award represents a significant achievement by the Horry County Finance Department’s Budget Manager and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This is Horry County’s 27th consecutive award.

In order to receive the budget award, Horry County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.

Horry County’s budget can be viewed online

Horry County to Host Housing Fair

Conway, South Carolina– The Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office, the county’s Planning and Zoning Department and the Affordable and Workforce Housing Commission will host a Housing Fair at the Horry County Government & Justice Center on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Housing Fair is free and open to the public.

The Horry County Housing Fair will feature multiple workshops on fair housing, personal finance and budget, down payment assistance, heirs property resolution, quiet title, truth in lending and finding the right realtor. The fair will also feature multiple exhibitors to include area non-profits, local governments and lending institutions to provide attendees with a wealth of information on housing programs, financing, and rental and homeownership options. To-date, the following exhibitors will include the South Carolina Housing Authority, the Grand Strand Housing Authority,Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, the Homeownership Resource Center, South Carolina Legal Services, A Father’s Place, Wells Fargo and the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors

“The Horry County Housing Fair will be great resource for members of our community to learn about homeownership opportunities for individuals and families across a spectrum of income levels,” stated Diana Seydlorsky, Horry County Community Development Block Grant Director. “The featured workshops and exhibits are designed to educate attendees about location options, being prepared for buying or renting and more.”

Staff from the Horry County Planning and Zoning Department and the Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office will be on hand to assist attendees and help answer any questions. For more information on the Horry County Housing Fair, please call (843) 915-7033.