9/14/2015 AGENDA – Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2015 – 7:00 PM
1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

Click to View:  Agenda 9-14-2015






Notice of Public Comment Period & Public Hearing

Notice of Public Comment Period & Public Hearing
DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @5:30pm

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Board Room
1230 Highmarket Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

Comment Period Begins 8/26/2015, Comment Period Ends 9/10/2015

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, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

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.

2014 CAPER FINAL Print

Comments may be mailed to:

The Waccamaw HOME Consortium
Attn:  Courtney Kain, Planner & Community Development Specialist
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
1230 Highmarket St.
Georgetown, SC  29440


WRCOG Summer 2015 Newsletter

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is sad to see Summer 2015 end, but what a great Summer it’s been!

Cycling just got even better in the Waccamaw Region-take a look at how WRCOG helped with extending the Waccamaw Bikeway for local pedestrians and cyclist. Did you know the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area was just approved by the state of South Carolina? Or that six area jurisdictions in our area were just awarded with funding from the S.C. Department of Commerce totaling more than $3 million? Catch up with us now by reading our Summer Newsletter! This e-newsletter was launched to keep clients and community residents abreast of new programs, changes, and happenings at Waccamaw Regional. Anyone interested in receiving the newsletter can sign-up on www.wrcog.org or http://eepurl.com/XxRFf. Waccamaw Regional can be found on social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+. For more information about Waccamaw Regional, visit www.wrcog.org, or call (843) 546-8502. 08-2015 Newsletter




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.

HUD Consolidated Plan Information

The State of South Carolina and Waccamaw Home Consortium are both preparing their  Five Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. This Plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to distribute funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships  State and Waccamaw HOME Consortium allocations, Emergency Shelter Grants, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The South Carolina Department of Commerce – Grants Division and Waccamaw HOME Consortium are the lead agencies coordinating development of their respective Consolidated Plans.

When complete, the Plans will provide an overall assessment of needs for housing, community development, or for special needs housing and homeless services. It will address the needs of low and moderate income persons and special populations such as the elderly, disabled and homeless. The Plans will provide information that will assist in establishing the strategies, priorities and actions to address the needs identified with available federal and other resources. The information will be used to establish funding priorities for the HUD programs.


Medicare 101 class being offered in Myrtle Beach

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments’ SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) will hold a Medicare 101 class on July 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grand Strand Senior Center on 1268 21st Ave N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

The class is an introduction to Medicare including what the various parts cover, when to enroll, who pays what costs, and other common questions.  Highly recommended for anyone entering the Medicare system within the next year, but all are welcome.

Admission is free but due to limited space, registration is required.  Attendees are asked to bring their copy of the “Medicare and You” 2015 handbook for reference during the presentation (limited copies will be available if you do not have a copy).

To register please contact Kayla Ives, Medicare Specialist, (843) 436-6252 or kives@wrcog.org


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