Posted: Jan. 11, 2023
The Steering Committee convened to give feedback on the official Housing Our Future Plan. The consultants drafted and delivered the plan to staff for feedback in November. During this meeting, consultants gave an overview of the plan, as well as next steps for the public input process. An official public comment period will begin on January 30th and end on March 1st.
Posted: Aug. 10, 2022
During this meeting, the Steering Committee discussed next steps for reviewing a draft of the Housing Our Future Plan. Committee members also received information from staff regarding funding that County Council had recently set aside for housing.
Posted: July 27, 2022
The Housing Our Future planning team gave a detailed presentation that expanded on the five strategic goals previously approved by the Steering Committee. During this meeting several members of the Committee also gave input on public engagement initiatives.
Posted: July 13, 2022
During this meeting, the Housing Steering Committee voted to approve the five strategic goals that have been identified as part of the Housing Plan.
Posted: June 22, 2022
After a presentation recapping housing needs, the Steering Committee continued to provide valuable feedback on possible goals and strategies, and will be working to build a detailed Strategic Framework in the coming months.
Following discussion at this meeting, the Steering Committee approved a motion to recommend a 3-mill ballot initiative to fund housing initiatives. (The timing of this motion allows Council to consider the option prior to the state’s deadline for ballot language). The revenue raised by a potential referendum is one of many potential sources that could be used to fund future housing initiatives.
Posted: June 8, 2022
On June 8th, the Committee was presented with a strategy framework for the Housing Our Future plan. The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Department also provided a staff update.
Posted: May 25, 2022
The Steering Committee explored key concepts that ballot language could emphasize as one mechanism for funding plan implementation. The Housing Our Future planning team also detailed key elements to be developed in the strategic plan, such as phasing of priorities and identification of funding sources.
Posted: May 11, 2022
The Housing Our Future planning team went over a detailed meeting schedule with Committee members, and began discussions on the format for future Community Workshops.
Posted: Apr. 20, 2022
During the Housing Committee's April 20th meeting, the planning team presented an overview of housing market trends and community housing needs. All are welcome to explore an overview of those findings and an annotated version of the full presentation.
Posted: Apr. 6, 2022
County Council's newly-appointed Housing Committee held its first meeting on April 6, 2022. During this meeting, the planning team presented an overview of the Housing Our Future process and engaged committee members in a discussion about pressing housing needs in the community.
Posted: Feb. 24, 2022
On February 24, 2022, the Housing Our Future planning team introduced the process to Charleston County Council during Council's Finance Committee meeting. The presentation summarized the process, key questions shaping the effort, and the scope of issues that will be addressed. Click here to download the presentation slides.