Charleston County will recognize the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week, April 22-26, 2019. The week-long celebration brings together citizens, program staff, partnering organizations, and beneficiaries through events that recognize and showcase the local programs supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The County will highlight both programs during National Community Development Week at the following locations:
· April 22, 2019 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
South Santee Senior/Community Center – 710 S Santee Rd, McClellanville, SC 29458
· April 23, 2019 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Charleston County Public Services Building – 4045 Bridge View Dr, North Charleston, SC 29405
· April 24, 2019 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
North Charleston City Hall – 2500 City Hall Ln, North Charleston, SC 29406
· April 25, 2019 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Johns Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
· April 26, 2019 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wadmalaw Island Senior/ Community Center – 5605 Katy Hill Rd., Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487
National Community Development Week also serves as a venue for educating citizens about the programs. For more than 40 years, CDBG has provided local communities with an important source of funds to address affordable housing and community and economic development needs. The CDBG program provides grants to more than 1,200 local governments to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic and social conditions in communities. Every one dollar of CDBG leverages more than four dollars in other funding; bringing additional vital resources to communities.
For two decades, the HOME program has helped communities provide access to affordable housing for low-income households. The HOME program delivers grants to more than 600 local participating jurisdictions to create safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in communities nationwide. Every one dollar of HOME leverages more than four dollars in other funding.
Both programs are administered locally by the Charleston County Community Development Department. These programs are needed more than ever to help our most vulnerable citizens and improve the overall condition of our neighborhoods.
Find out more information about Charleston County Community Development at www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/community-development/