An upcoming virtual public hearing will gather input on how Richland County uses federal funding to aid low-to-moderate-income residents.
The meeting will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. Jul. 28. Topics of discussion will cover the County’s Annual Action Plan for fiscal year 2021-22. The action plan details activities funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
- CDBG funding includes support for Operation One Touch, which helps low- and moderate‐income residents with household repairs, as well as funding for Public Service Grants. For 2021-22, Richland County will receive $1,670,479 in CDBG funding.
- HOME funding includes support for the County’s Homeownership Assistance Program and Richland Rebuild, a housing rehabilitation program. The County will receive $744,186 in HOME funding.
The draft executive summary for the Annual Action Plan is available online via the community development page.
Residents, nonprofits and other community partners and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the virtual hearing, which is open to the public. Those interested in attending can email a request for the meeting link to email@example.com.
The public also had the option to submit comments on the Annual Action Plan until Jul. 28 by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to
Richland County Government
Community Planning & Development Division
2020 Hampton St., P.O. Box 192
Columbia, SC 29204
Attention: Sara Scheirer, Grants Manager
All comments received will be forwarded to HUD. The Annual Action Plan will be submitted to HUD’s Columbia field office by Aug. 16.