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South Carolina Housing Official Tapped for National Commission - 10/11/2002

[New Orleans, LA.] The members of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) announced the re-election of Eddie C. Bines, a member of the South Carolina State Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, to the NCSHA’s subsidiary organization, the National Council of State Housing Boards. It is Bines’ third term.

Eddie C. Bines was appointed deputy director of the City of Charleston Housing Division in 1982. He is responsible for overseeing the production of affordable housing for the City of Charleston, the oversight of HUD projects, strategic planning, and on-site inspections. He also coordinates housing production activities for Habitat for Humanity, the Volunteers of America, the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, Charleston Affordable Housing, the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Humanities Foundation, Charleston Neighborhood Development Corporation, and the Charleston Area Community Development Association.

A former real estate professional, Bines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claflin College and a Masters degree in Management from Webster University. Bines, a native of Bennettsville, has served on the Authority’s nine-member Board of Commissioners since 1988, including three years as vice chairman.

The National Council of State Housing Agencies is a national, nonprofit trade organization created in 1970 to assist its members in advancing the interests of lower income people through the financing, development, and preservation of affordable housing. NCSHA’s members are Housing Finance Agencies with statewide authority. NCSHA’s member agencies operate in every state and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The National Council of State Housing Boards is comprised of member states’ governing Board members. NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress, the Administration, the several federal agencies concerned with housing, and other advocates for affordable housing.