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Task force recommends property tax increase to fund affordable housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 17, 2019 @ 3:54pm

A 1 mill property-tax increase could go a long way toward alleviating a critical shortage of affordable housing in Charleston County, a special task force created to study the issue says.

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Charleston takes multipronged approach to affordable housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 3, 2019 @ 10:53am

Like many growing metropolitan areas, Charleston is finding itself facing the dilemma of how to attract a diverse workforce—particularly when its economy includes such relatively low-paying industries as tourism—when the price of housing is beyond its reach.

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Port growth means big changes for little St. George

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 20, 2019 @ 9:43am

As the Port of Charleston continues to grow, its economic benefits continue to spread into the surrounding area as companies seek to move their goods in and out of the port.

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In Charleston, discussions on meaning of 'affordable housing'

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 11, 2019 @ 7:04pm

Charleston — like most places across the nation — grapples with the issue of providing affordable housing to low-income families.

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Charleston looks to address lack of low-income housing options

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 11, 2019 @ 6:57pm

The difficulty that low-income families in other parts of the nation experience in finding affordable housing is also felt in Charleston and many parts of the Palmetto State.

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