Press Releases and News Articles



NEWS
08/10/2018 - Editorial: Land trust a new tool for affordable housing in Charleston

Land is expensive on the Charleston peninsula. That’s not exactly news.

 

 
 
NEWS
08/09/2018 - New hope for site of old Cooper bridges

With development booming throughout the upper peninsula, the large swath of vacant land along Meeting Street on Charleston’s East Side seems like an untapped opportunity.

 
 
NEWS
07/26/2018 - New affordable housing to rise on Meeting Street in center of Charleston’s East Side

A new housing development rising on Nassau Street will return some reasonable price-points to the rapidly gentrifying East Side neighborhood in downtown Charleston.

 
 
PRESS RELEASE
07/26/2018 - Charleston public housing braces for challenges as it goes smoke-free

When the nation’s public housing goes smoke-free next week, the Charleston Housing Authority admits it will be struggling with how to enforce the ban even after adopting its own no-smoking policy last fall.

 

 

 
 
NEWS
07/16/2018 - Why more affordable housing isn't getting built where it's needed most in South Carolina

  

 
 
NEWS
06/07/2018 - Housing plan would raise rents for poor in Charleston and U.S. by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for more than 4 million low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

 
 
NEWS
06/07/2018 - Raising rents would hurt low-income families

Charleston’s housing crisis is so acute that even families earning modest incomes struggle to find affordable homes. And the region’s low-wage workers face an almost impossible task affording market-rate rents. Not surprisingly, the supply of public housing is woefully inadequate to meet demand.

 
 
NEWS
06/05/2018 - When Mount Pleasant was small and diverse, affordable housing was created

MOUNT PLEASANT — South Carolina's fourth-largest city was quite a different place in 1950, a racially diverse town with fewer than 1,900 residents. Even then, affordable housing was a problem.

 
 
NEWS
06/05/2018 - Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

CHARLESTON (AP) Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for more than 4 million low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

 
 
NEWS
04/20/2018 - Charleston faces low-income housing crisis
Charleston needs more housing for low- to moderate-income residents. A lot more.
“We only serve about a third to at most 40 percent of income-eligible families,” said Don Cameron, CEO and president of the Charleston Housing Authority, which oversees just over 1,400 public housing units.
 
 
 
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A message from our President/Chief Executive Officer:

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was born of action on December 18, 1934 by a vote of the Charleston City Council. However, the actual permission for such a "creation" came via statute in the South Carolina General Assembly in March of 1934.

We have come a long way in our society, our City and our personal relationships. Nevertheless, the need for Public housing still exists today. We have so much more to do before we can truly say, the job is done.

Donald J. Cameron
President/Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Charleston