HOME Consortium

HOME Program

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.

HOME 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.

HOME 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.


WACCAMAW HOME CONSORTIUM

 Notice of Funding Availability

In planning the 2017-2018 program year budget, the Waccamaw HOME Consortium will be seeking project applications from non-profits, for-profits, local governments and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME funds (Home Investment Partnership Act of 1992) may be used for approved new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of rental housing units, new construction of homeownership units, owner-occupied rehabilitation and tenant based rental assistance programs. Grants and low interest loans will be available for eligible projects.

Applications may be obtained below.  Applicants may also schedule a technical assistance meeting for Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

All applications will be due Tuesday March 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. in the offices of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.  Applications received after the due date will not be eligible for funding.

Contact:       

Tom Britton, Planning Director

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

(843)436-6125

tbritton@wrcog.org

Documents:

HOME Consortium App 2-23-17


***Please note that the public comment period for the 2015 CAPER has been extended until September 15, 2016.***

Notice of Public Comment Period Public Hearing

DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

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

Comment Period Begins 8/25/2016
Comment Period Ends 9/15/2016

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium program has collected and reported on the outcomes and performance of the area’s HOME Reinvestment Act grant funding for the counties of Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg.  The period reported on is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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

Comments may be mailed to:

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

2015 Draft CAPER


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND PLAN AVAILABILITY FOR REVIEW
WACCAMAW HOME CONSORTIUM FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN

The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments will conduct a public hearing to accept citizen’s comments on the proposed Five-year Consolidated Plan, 2016-2020, and 2016 Annual Action Plan.  The Consolidated Plan describes the area housing and community development needs.  It proposes priorities and strategies to address these needs over a five-year period. Included in the Plan is the One-Year Action Plan, and that will be updated annually.

The public hearing for comments on the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2016 Action Plan will be:

Waccamaw Regional COG
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC
Tuesday April 26, 2016
4:00 p.m.

Copies of the proposed Plan will also be available for public review from  April 8, 2016 to May 8, 2016 Monday through Friday in the following locations: the main libraries in Georgetown County, Horry County, Williamsburg County, the City of Myrtle Beach and the area housing authorities.  Copies of the Draft Plan will be available in the public library branches, online at the WRCOG website www.wrcog.org and at the Consortium offices.

Comments may be submitted in writing to Attn: Courtney Kain, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS: APRIL 8TH, 2016
COMMENT PERIOD ENDS MAY 8TH, 2016

WHC Consolidated Plan 2016-2020 – DRAFT 4.8.16


PUBLIC NOTICE

WACCAMAW HOME CONSORTIUM
Notice of Funding Availability

In planning the 2016-2017 program year budget, The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments HOME Consortium will be seeking applications from non-profits, for-profits, local governments and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME funds (Home Investment Partnership Act of 1992) may be used for approved new construction and renovation of rental housing units, and tenant based rental assistance programs. Grants and low interest loans will be available for eligible projects.

Applications may be obtained on the Waccamaw Regional Council of Government website www.wrcog.org or by contacting Courtney Kain.   Applicants may also schedule a technical assistance meeting on February 16, at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440

All applications will be due February 23, 2016 by 5:00pm in the offices of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.  Applications received after the due date will not be eligible for funding.

Contact:
Courtney Kain, HOME/ Community Development Planner
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
(843)436-6126
ckain@wrcog.org

Documents:
2016 NOFA
Funding Availability Letter
WHC HOME application (2016)
2016 HOME Budget Sheets & Proforma


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 

Waccamaw HOME Consortium and the SC Department of Commerce are sponsoring a series of focus group meetings to discuss community and economic development needs and priorities throughout the region. This will help us as we develop the Community and Economic Development sections of the State’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development as well as the Waccamaw HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan.  This plan also includes the needs of the Urban Entitlements of Horry County,  the City of Myrtle Beach and the City of Conway.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive input on how to spend the federal funds for activities addressing the following types of area needs.   Proposed activities must primarily benefit persons with low and moderate-incomes.

  • Affordable Housing
  • Homeless Prevention
  • People with Special Needs
  • Neighborhood Revitalization

Because the Plan affects many people, communities and organizations across the State and region, we are seeking your help in identifying needs and opportunities, so that we may develop strategies and priorities for funding that best meet the needs of the local jurisdictions.

You are invited to participate in the focus group meeting/ public hearing that will be held:

Date:                     August 5th, 2015 

Time:                    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where:                 Waccamaw Regional COG
                            1230 Highmarket Street
                            Georgetown, SC  29440

Reasonable accommodations and auxiliary services for any qualified disabled person interested in attending the public meeting can be made by contacting Jessie M. Walker or Courtney Kain @ 843-546-8502.  To request the above please call seven days before the date of the public hearing.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to participate by completing the following surveys:

WHC Regional Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWFLCFF

SC Department of Commerce Consolidated Plan Survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y5H58KW.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to Waccamaw HOME Consortium, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC through September 8, 2015.

 

 
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