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Notice of Application for Funding Through HUD PRO Housing Grant Program

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Thu, 09/28/2023

Notice of Application for Funding Through HUD PRO Housing Grant Program

Bennettsville, Marlboro County

Public Hearing

Project:

The South Carolina Office of Resilience (SCOR) intends to submit an application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) grant funding opportunity. The grant application, entitled “Bridging the Gap Between Buyout and Affordable Housing Obstacles: Pilot Project in a HUD Identified Priority Area,” focuses on eliminating barriers to affordable, resilient housing. If awarded, funds will be used to develop a pilot project to bridge the gap between SCOR’s HUD Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Buyout Program and affordable housing obstacles in Marlboro County, South Carolina. SCOR is requesting grant funding to implement the eligible PRO Housing grant activity of financing the construction of affordable housing. Additionally, if awarded, funds will ensure that affordable housing is resilient to environmental change and natural hazards.

Hearing:

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bennettsville Community Center, 714 N Marlboro St., Bennettsville, SC 29512. Attendees may submit comments in advance at scor.sc.gov/grants-activities or at the address listed below. Additional information about the project and the full draft application can be found at scor.sc.gov/grants-activities. To request a translated version of the application materials, please contact Jasmine Simmons at jasmine.simmons@scor.sc.gov.

Purpose:

All PRO Housing applicants are required by HUD to hold at least one public hearing for the application and opportunity for public review and comment and ongoing access to information about the use of grant funds. A summary of all verbal and written public comments will be included in the final, submitted application, along with a list of commenters by name/organization.

Contact:

For additional information concerning the project, or if you require special meeting accommodations, please contact SCOR at (803) 413-3213 or media@scor.sc.gov. Public comments may be submitted in advance to 632 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201 or submitted at scor.sc.gov/grants-activities.