The Advocates: Make the Housing Difference

New Steps to Making the Housing Difference

On Tuesday, we kicked off the official launch of the Regional Housing Coalition. Over 80 elected officials, business and community members joined us at the Chambers headquarters to learn about the initiative. Mark Lattanzio, Market President of Truist Bank, joined us to present a $200,000 gift to help support the Coalition. Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor, also spoke at the event, bringing awareness to the housing need that many of us are facing.

“Housing is not only affecting teachers, firefighters and service workers, but also people in local governments offices.” Cribb spoke passionately about his worries for his children. “I worry about their ability to find attainable housing as an adult.” The county supervisor further expressed the county’s commitment to a regional effort to address the housing attainability for all.

What does it mean to be a member of the Regional Housing Coalition?

Members are expected to: 

  • Attend quarterly Coalition meetings
  • Serve on the committee as your experience, interest and time allows
  • Educate, advocate and activate your network of influence about the Coalition’s work and the region’s housing crisis
  • Invite allies to join the work of the Regional Housing Coalition

If you are interested in joining the Coalition, please click here or contact me at clogan@charlestonchamber.org.

How Else Can You Make a Difference in Our Housing Crisis?

Charleston County Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Charleston County Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization (HNR) wants you to join them as they host several public meetings to discuss housing needs, our developing community engagement survey and gain feedback about HNR’s comprehensive housing plan, Housing Our Future. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provided funding to Charleston County for Coronavirus pandemic relief and economic recovery. The HNR has been given the responsibility to plan, award and distribute these funds to achieve the maximum level of community impact. They understand Charleston County is diverse with unique needs for each community, so your feedback is crucial to achieve better housing and stable neighborhoods for all our residents. 

This survey is anonymous – No personal information will be recorded. 

Learn more about the Housing Our Future Plan and take the survey click here

Opportunity for Contractors  

Do you have a specialty license and would like to learn more about how to be a contract vendor for Metanoia emergency repair program?

Metanoia will be hosting a Zoom meeting in late September for an exciting opportunity to become valued partners in their Emergency Repair and Owner-Occupied Grant Funded Programs. The non-profit is looking for people with specialty HVAC, Roofing, Plumbing and Electrical licenses. Contractors can sign up for the Zoom Info Session by emailing tony@metanoiasc.org and wadette@metanoiasc.org.

Learn more about Metanoia

Craig Logan, Housing Executive Fellow

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Charleston Metro Chamber Receives Grant from TRUIST to Support Housing Attainability

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