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Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Graham Hurd served with honor and grace for 20 years as a Commissioner of the Charleston Housing Authority from 1995 through 2015.  During this time, Cynthia held the position of Vice Chair from 2001 through 2003, and Chair of the Consultant Selection Committee.  Cynthia was devoted to the residents and families of the Housing Authority, as well as the community, and was a passionate advocate of education, having spent 31 years as a librarian and Branch Manager for the Charleston County and College of Charleston libraries.  Mrs. Hurd also served as President of The Septima P. Clark Corporation which is a nonprofit created to further educational and social programs for persons in our local communities.  Cynthia was tragically killed while worshipping with eight others at Mother Emanuel AME Church on the evening of June 17, 2015.  The first scholarship was awarded in the spring of 2016 in the amount of $1,000.00.


Please download the sholarship form here.

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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