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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 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


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 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

Boat Landing Closures

Due to high water levels along our waterways, some County boat landings have been closed. They will remain closed until water levels recede enough to reopen. The following landings are currently closed:

Billy Witherspoon Landing
Peachtree Landing
Socastee Yacht Basin
Rosewood Landing
Chris Anderson Landing
Old Reaves Ferry Landing
Danny Knight
Pitts Landing
Punch Bowl Landing
Yauhannah Landing
Big Bull Landing
Jordan Lake
Hughes Landing
Pitch Landing

In addition, some roadways are closed. You can find a list of County road closures at

Horry County Begins Last Sweep to Collect Vegetative Debris

Conway, South Carolina –In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Horry County has collected a total of more than 106,000 cubic yards of storm debris in unincorporated areas.  This includes nearly 90,000 cubic yards of woody debris countywide and over 16,000 cubic yards of bulk debris from flooded areas.  There are 21 trucks throughout unincorporated areas along with tree cutting crews removing hazardous hanging limbs and leaning trees that are in the right-of-way.

The County has established a final set-out date for debris of Monday, November 28th, 2016.  Residents of the county who still have fallen trees or flood debris need to bring it to the right-of-way by that date.  If you set out debris after November 28, Horry County cannot guarantee that the debris will be removed in front of your house by the debris trucks.  This includes bulk debris if you are in a flooded area and woody debris countywide. 

The County’s contractors will begin a final sweep of the County over the next several weeks starting today.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last Day to Set-out Debris in the Right-of-Way -November 28
  • Last Day of No-Charge to Self-Haul Debris to Landfill-November 28
  • Final Curbside Flood Debris Cleanup Operations-November 28 – December 2
  • Beginning of final sweep for woody debris-November 28

Residents who need assistance with removing flood damaged items or fallen trees can get assistance from volunteer groups by registering at  Your home will be evaluated, and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist you.  The volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way, then the County’s debris trucks will remove it.

It is important that you act now to bring your debris to the curbside. 

Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at 843-340-9536.  It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

Horry County Continues Damage Assessment

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County continues the damage assessment process for both residential/commercial structures in the unincorporated areas. Horry County Public Works and Stormwater Department are also doing damage assessment on both the paved and unpaved road network. The Horry County Engineering Department will be on the beaches tomorrow surveying beach erosion along our coast. It could take several days to compile a countywide assessment for the number of structures affected and the estimated cost damage throughout out area.


The Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor those subdivisions that are still impacted by the flood waters and have first responders on stand-by for those residents that need assistance evacuating their homes. Residents are encouraged to call 911 for evacuation assistance.


The county continues to monitor the river levels along the Waccamaw River and those communities that are impacted and will become impacted with the rising levels. Numerous homeowners have self-evacuated and others are choosing to stay in their homes. Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County Police and the Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor those communities and will provides assistance as needed including assistance with evacuations. Officials are deterring people from site seeing in those locations by car and by boat. Boat wakes can cause additional damage to property and people are highly encouraged to stay away unless you are a property owner.


For more information, please call the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-5150.