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Charleston Area Justice Ministry push to release ‘Housing Our Future’

By December 6, 2022December 9th, 2022No Comments

By Live 5 Web Staff, WCSC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – The Charleston Area Justice Ministry held a news conference Tuesday to make a statement concerning Charleston County’s “Housing Our Future” plan.

This plan has been in the process since the beginning of this year and is the county of Charleston’s framework for solving the ongoing housing crisis in the community.

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry is calling on County Council to release that plan, saying that the constant delay in addressing the crisis is unacceptable.

“We want the county to act, move toward the construction, preservation, and restoration of affordable homes,” the Rev. Charles Heyward said.

Charleston County spokesperson Kelsey Barlow released this statement on behalf of the county:

Charleston County staff and the Housing Steering Committee are reviewing the draft “Housing our Future” plan, which was provided by the consultant on Nov. 1, 2022. The Housing Steering Committee will meet again in January to provide comments on the draft to the consultant. Once that is complete, the draft will be released to the public. We expect that to be sometime early next year. A final draft will be available once final revisions based on public feedback are incorporated into the draft plan.

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