HOME Consortium

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium is a regional entity established for the purpose of receiving HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.  The HOME Program was created by Congress in 1990 and is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Council’s three counties and their municipalities formed a Consortium to receive HOME funds directly on behalf of the region. Waccamaw Regional administers these funds on behalf of the Consortium and offers low interest loans and grants to non-profit and for-profit developers for the creation of affordable housing.

The 2017 Annual Action Plan identifies programs and details funding to address regional housing needs. Once approved by HUD, the 2017 Annual Action Plan becomes a part of the Consortium’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

Public Notices

Public notice – On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released total funding allocation for the Waccamaw HOME Consortium in the amount of $824,139. The 2017 Annual Action Plan assumed approximately $847,270 in total funding allocation.  Please note, Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) project funding is reduced from $53,043 to $29,912 to reflect the final allocation amount.  Applicable project and funding information can be found (pg.10, pg.11, pg.12, pg.13 and pg.14) in the 2017 Action Plan.

2017 Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Annual Action Plan.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Notice of Public Comment Period Public Hearing

Draft CAPER

Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Conference Room
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Comment Period Begins 9/1/2017
Comment Period Ends 9/15/2017

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium program has collected and reported on the outcomes and performance of the area’s HOME Investment Partnership Program grant funding for the counties of Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg.  The period reported on is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Copies of the entire report are available online and in the offices of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.

Comments may be mailed to:

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium
Attn:  Michael Dobson, Planner
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440

2016-2017 Program Year CAPER (Public Comment Draft)

Funding

The Council’s Citizen Participation Plan (PDF) outlines the process for allocating and notifying the public. Yearly a NOTICE of FUNDING AVAILABILITY is published which notifies the public of the application proposal process and forms.  Once funding proposals are received, they are reviewed by a committee of housing professionals who make funding recommendations which are approved by the Council’s board.

2017 Notice of Funding Availability

Planning

5-Year Consolidated Plan is required by HUD to receive HOME funds.  The plan is a culmination of community-identified needs, economic and housing data and an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. This information is used to develop a plan to address specific housing needs.

The 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report identifies projects/activities for which Federal HOME funds were expended during program year 2015.

The Waccamaw Regional Housing Needs Assessment provides an examination of the state of housing throughout the region and priorities for improvement.

 
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