Thu, Sep 09|
Housing Instability + Solutions Needed
The session will provide an overview of the challenges to affordable housing in South Carolina, and the impacts housing instability has on the state. Discussion will highlight key policies, partnerships, and funding needed to increase affordable housing and homeownership stock.
Time & Location
Sep 09, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Virtual Session #8: Housing Instability + Solutions Needed
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00PM
Overview: In many counties and municipalities in South Carolina, there is a critical shortage of decent, safe, and affordable residential housing available to low- and moderate-income families. The affordable housing shortage constitutes a danger to the health, safety, and welfare of residents of the state, and is a barrier to sound growth and sustainable economic development for South Carolina counties and municipalities. Affordable housing can include multifamily rental, single-family rental, and single-family homeownership, providing more opportunities to assist families with financial and social sustainability.
Session will discuss:
- Key impacts to residential instability and substandard housing
- Challenges to affordable housing in South Carolina
- Policies, partnerships, and funding needed to improve housing and increase affordable housing stock in the state
Speaker: Bernie Mazyck, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)
Featuring Special Guest, Representative Ivory Torrey Thigpen
South Carolina House of Representatives, (District 79 - Richland County)
Moderated by Nancy Lee, Habitat for Humanity South Carolina
Registration is required to attend this virtual session.