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Housing for Hurricane Katrina Victims Still Needed - 9/22/2005

 [Columbia, SC] The need for more temporary housing resources increase as Hurricane Katrina evacuees continue coming into the Palmetto State.  In response to this need, the South Carolina State Housing Authority activated www.SCHousingSearch.com, a free, on-line listing of statewide affordable housing to meet this need.


In recent weeks, the Housing Authority has worked with property owners and managers across the state to populate the website’s database. At this time, the site has listed approximately 500 units and has housed over 265 families or over 1000 persons. However, this is not enough to meet the statewide housing needs of these victims. The State Housing Authority continues to encourage affordable housing professionals across the state to visit the website and register their properties as soon as possible.


This website provides agencies, municipalities and eventually the general public access to tolls and information that make it easier to find affordable housing and program information. Each property listing provides information on properties across the state including address, number of bedrooms and baths, monthly rent, and other useful details.

 
“Housing plays an essential role in determining the economic health and growth prospects for our communities, said Charles I. Small, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the State Housing Authority. “This is especially true at this time when we need to connect these evacuees to affordable housing properties right away. We need affordable housing professionals across the state to input their information and help us make this site as useful as possible as quickly as they can."


The South Carolina State Housing Authority encourages all housing professionals to make the decision to participate in this valuable project as soon as possible. They can do this through www.SCHousingSearch.com or by calling toll free, 1-877-428-8844 and telling the Call Center Staff that you would like to register on the site.