Why are we Revitalizing Neighborhoods?
Berkeley County has a significant population of residents who meet HUD income requirements for housing assistance and cannot today afford appropriate housing or repairs. The most recent census data indicates over half of Berkeley County renters pay 30% or more of their income for housing, as do almost one-third of county homeowners with mortgages. As Habitat seeks to build affordable housing, we do so in a county with hundreds of households are without complete plumbing facilities or kitchens, or fuel sources for heating.
Neighborhood revitalization helps fulfill the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County. Seeking to put God’s love into action, HFHBC brings people together to build homes, COMMUNITIES, and hope. The work of building communities is about connecting neighbors to one another and nurturing the ties that sustain relationships. History has shown that individuals and families thrive when they have a safe and stable home in a safe and stable community. For this reason, it is important to think about the neighborhood that Habitat homeowners and other residents will call home. The neighborhood that HFHBC has selected to focus its revitalization efforts is the Wall Street area of Moncks Corner.