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Richland County seeks public input on funding community development 5-year consolidated plan

Information needed to estimate amount of money the county should request from the federal government for affordable housing and development

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County Community Development is hosting a series of meetings at various locations of Richland Library for the public in order to gather information on needs and requests for financial assistance for programs and activities that could be funded under the County's Five-Year Consolidation Plan for 2022-2026.

Specifically, the Consolidation Plan can fund projects related to the creation of affordable housing for low-income households through US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds, and HOME-ARP Funds.

Residents are encouraged to participate in this meeting by presenting written or oral testimony concerning the needs of Richland County and how funding could be used to address those needs over the next five years.

Meetings will be held 6-7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Monday, May 9, Richland Library Southeast, 7421 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia
  • Tuesday, May 10, Richland Library Eastover, 608 Main Street, Eastover
  • Wednesday, May 11, Richland Library Northeast, 7490 Parklane Road, Columbia