The SC Stay Plus assistance program is now open for applications. Eligible applicants may receive up to 12 months of assistance with late rent and/or utility payments dating back to March 13, 2020. Assistance is available for households in which one or more individuals meet certain criteria. Demand for assistance is expected to be [...]
Join SCR CEO Nick Kremydas as he talks with Chris Winston, Media & Market Engagement Manager with SC Housing.
Join SCR CEO Nick Kremydas as he talks with Barbara Melvin, COO with the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Flooding has become one of the most frequent and costly problems that South Carolina is dealing with. To our surprise, severe storms rolled over our state this month; water levels were thigh-deep in Charleston, and several flooded streets had to be closed. Our state's low-lying topography and humid subtropical climate, combined with a successful track [...]
Join SCR CEO Nick Kremydas as he talks with Ben Johnson, Director of Research with the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn how our state faired during the COVID-19 pandemic and where the state is headed in 2021.
Dear Editor, Affordable housing has become a statewide issue, and Charleston has not been spared of the burden. Rentals are averaging $1,300 per month with most minimum wage workers earning $1,200 per month. The average cost of purchasing a home in Charleston is $357,200: more than $153,000 above the overall state average. The South Carolina [...]
Dear Editor, South Carolina has one of the highest eviction rates in the United States, at 8.9%. The cost of living is steadily increasing as our economy expands, yet the average working wage is unwavering. In our capital city, there are an estimated five families for every one affordable housing unit. Families have been displaced [...]
Dear Editor: Most of South Carolina has experienced significant economic growth within the past five years and with growth comes a higher cost of living. Though the expansion of large corporations into South Carolina has enhanced the economy, it has also been a life-altering event for many South Carolinians. Across our state, residents are struggling [...]
Dear Editor, As a 15 year realtor in this community and other communities, I have seen the change and growth to our roads, schools and economy. Our residents’ quality of life should be at the core of everything we do. Population growth in Rock Hill has steadily increased over the last decade. According to the [...]
Dear Editor, As an popular family beach destination, home values along the Grand Strand remain attractive to many looking to relocate to the area. As one of SC's most popular tourism destinations, our prices remain lower than the national average, coming in around $225,000 ($251,900 area wide). Myrtle Beach has recently implemented affordable housing initiatives to help offset rising [...]