MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, April 4, 2023) – Berkeley County is working to address local housing and community development needs, and in response, is hosting an informational meeting/public hearing Wednesday, April 5, from 5-6 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the County Administration Building, located at 1003 N. Highway 52, Moncks Corner.
At the meeting, Berkeley County staff and Civitas LLC representatives will discuss Berkeley County’s Consolidated Plan and how it ties into the County’s Annual Action Plan and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. View the Consolidated Plan HERE.
The Consolidated Plan is carried out by the County’s Annual Action Plan, which provides a summary of the actions, activities, and funding resources the County needs to annually address the needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Needs can cover public facilities, economic development, housing, public services, and other eligible activities in unincorporated areas and within participating municipalities within the County.
Starting April 13, the Annual Action Plan will be available for public comment for 30 days (through May 13). More information will be forthcoming.
Through the Community Development Block Grant program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved approximately $1.28 million for Berkeley County to use to address these needs. Specifically, Berkeley County is set to receive $1,284,550 in CDBG funding and $552,117 in HOME funding from HUD for Program Year (PY) 2023, which begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024. The proposed budget for PY 2023 is the following:
- Administration (20%): $256,910.00
- Demolition: $70,000.00
- Public Facilities: $957,640.00
- Total: $1,284,550.00
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –