Press Releases and News Articles



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.
 
 
 
NEWS
04/16/2018 - The Trump administration's plan to take Charleston's public housing away from HUD

Properties that have been federally owned will soon be run locally, and they will operate more like traditional apartment complexes than anything else. Residents will pay rent with vouchers, and could one day live next door to people paying market rates.

 
 
NEWS
02/22/2018 - Homeless To Hope Benefit Concert!

March 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

An entertaining and uplifting evening hosted by the Honorable Mayor John Tecklenburg, and featuring a variety of nationally acclaimed performers, including Charlton SingletonQuiana ParlerHeather RiceLowcountry Voices, 6:30 – 8 p.mat the Gaillard Center.  Proceeds benefit the Homeless to Hope Fund, a special fund created by the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, in partnership with The Palmetto Project, to provide a conduit for assisting local service provider efforts to implement innovative affordable housing and other support that helps end homelessness in the tri-county area. 

 
 
PRESS RELEASE
01/24/2018 - The Charleston Housing Authority appoints a new Chairman of the Board

Local property management professional Courtenay N. Brack has been elected to Chair the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.  She is the first woman to hold the position.

 
 
NEWS
12/26/2017 - Charleston Housing Authority pledges 250 rent vouchers for city's future affordable housing

The Charleston Housing Authority is setting aside up to 250 Housing Choice Vouchers for future tenants of the city's planned affordable housing projects.

 
 
PRESS RELEASE
12/19/2017 - The Charleston Housing Authority received an award from HUD to continues its FSS program

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston received an early Christmas present, yesterday. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Authority a grant of $54,522.00 for FY 2018 to continue its Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

 
 
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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