The Advocates: Charleston Chamber Chosen as One Region's Housing Affordability Lead Agent

One Region is a Joint Venture partnership between the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) and the Charleston Metro Chamber. The One Region Roadmap: Opportunities for all is an economic recovery and resiliency plan for our region. The One Region Advisory Committee is responsible for voting on the Chair of One Region, identifying the lead agent and deciding how to spend and raise money.

On September 8, the One Region Advisory Committee met to identify lead agents. Lead agents will be responsible for carrying out the work on an identified strategy and providing quarterly progress reports to the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee-approved lead agents will serve through December 2023 with an option to renew annually thereafter.

The Lead Agent for Broadband is…

The Advisory Committee approved Tri-County Cradle to Career (TCCC) to serve as the lead agent for Broadband. TCCC will focus on broadband adoption. The availability of broadband services does not always mean the public knows how to use it safely and effectively. In their work, TCCC plans to deploy a regional data collaborative that serves as a forum to introduce the region to the data that is available and educate them on best uses. In addition, they will convene a Regional Broadband Council to guide and coordinate existing adoption and access programs. Ultimately, the Regional Broadband Council will design its key performance indicators based on the concept of Digital Equity, where everyone has access and use of computer literacy training, the internet and technology devices to be successful in society, democracy and the economy, regardless of their background, neighborhood or identity.

The Lead Agent for Housing Affordability is…

We are excited to announce that we were approved as the lead agent for Housing Affordability. Housing has been a critical issue for us and with the impacts being felt across the region, we have been charged with finding solutions and implementing action. The initiation of the Regional Housing Coalition (RHC) will serve as the region’s center for housing data and policy recommendations. Success will be measured using three metrics: reducing the percentage of cost-burdened households, increasing the number of permits issued across the region and increasing the public awareness and support of housing. If you are interested in joining the RHC in this important work, please click here.

We are still looking for lead agents for the following dynamics: Global Fluency, Infrastructure, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Talent and Quality of Place. The next deadline for lead agent proposals is November 11. Click here to learn more about the strategies included in each dynamic and to submit your proposal.

Bailey Vincett, Manager of Local Government Affairs
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