Press Releases and News Articles

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

11/29/2017 - Happy Holidays from the Board of Commissioners
11/07/2017 - Charleston's $20 million affordable housing bond referendum gets push from mayor, business leaders

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and locals involved with affordable housing organizations announced their support Thursday for the $20 million affordable housing bond referendum heading to city ballots on Tuesday.

11/07/2017 - Housing Secretary Ben Carson visits Spartanburg with Sen. Tim Scott to tour redevelopment programs

SPARTANBURG — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott brought Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to the Upstate on Monday to showcase community development initiatives, including an attempt to cure a "food desert."

11/07/2017 - Be sure to go vote today

Which way Mount Pleasant goes is at the top of the ticket in today’s local elections.

11/02/2017 - Vote 'yes' for affordability

 Vote 'yes' for affordability

Charleston faces a housing affordability crisis, particularly on the peninsula, where thousands of low and even middle income workers are too often priced out of living close to where they work.

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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