SC HOUSING COUNTS DOWN TO 50TH ANNIVERSARY
In his inaugural address on January 19, 1971, then-Governor John C. West pledged that "We can and we shall in the next four years initiate new and innovative programs which will, in our time, provide adequate housing for all citizens of our State." Five months later, on June 22, the bill creating the South Carolina State Housing Authority was signed into law. Today, SC Housing reflects on its charge to transform affordable housing in the Palmetto State, and begins its countdown to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
“While we remain steadfast on ensuring South Carolina’s residents today – and in the future – have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, we want to take a moment to celebrate our agency’s 50-year history of service,” said Bonita Shropshire, executive director of SC Housing. “While this agency is committed to working through the many challenges surrounding affordable housing, we would regret if we did not take time in 2021 to recognize the employees, countless partners and customers who have worked together with us over the past half-century.”
About SC Housing
SC Housing is a self-sustaining agency committed to ensuring that South Carolinians have the opportunity to live in safe, decent, and affordable housing. SC Housing operations are supported by a funding base that includes fees and other revenue earned through the administration of agency programs.