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.
This Wall Street is in Moncks Corner, a bedroom community of Charleston, South Carolina. Moncks Corner’s population has increased by a third since 2010 and has the second highest growth rate in the state. This increase in population has put a strain on public services, schools, and affordable housing. The poverty rate for Moncks Corner, SC is 14.5% and is even higher in the Wall Street neighborhood of approximately 125 families.
Neighborhood Revitalization involves a fairly straightforward but often challenging process, requiring tenacity and long-term commitment. For Habitat for Humanity affiliates engaging in this work, it is vitally important to understand the process of neighborhood revitalization as described by experts in the field, and to carefully discern Habitat’s role in that process.
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