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Community Development

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for Columbia's citizens by providing economic, housing, and social opportunities.

 

We are the fuel supporting the local economy by providing resources and opportunities for growth. Community Development administers federal, state and local funding and ensures compliance. Community Development programs increase homeownership and build neighborhood capacity through excellent customer service. Partnerships with banks, neighborhood and organizations allow us to improve the quality of life and continue to make Columbia a World-Class City.

 

PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION CHANGE

 

The location of the May 5th Public Hearing for the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan is Woodland Community Center, 6500 Olde Knight Parkway, Columbia, SC 29209. The time remains at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Woodlands Community Center

6500 Olde  Parkway

1737 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29206

 

 

The City of Columbia’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Community Development Department and Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) Annual Awards Banquet will be held on

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Columbia Marriott at 1200 Main Street Reception beginning at 5:30 pm.  

Our featured speaker for the evening will be Congressman James E. Clyburn and our theme is ‘Building Communities, Transforming Lives’.

$35 per person ticket price, kindly respond by April 30th, 2015

R.S.V.P. to 803-545-3373 or email [email protected]

 

 

Federal Entitlement Projects

Federal Entitlement funds are granted through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and primarily benefit the low and moderate income population within the City of Columbia. In addition, the city received stimulus dollars though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program to provide a surge in the economy during this economic downturn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Loan Services

 

We're here to help arrange affordable home loans in Columbia for families and individuals earning up to 150% of the Area Median Income. By working with partner banks to secure low interest rates, favorable terms and conditions with no mortgage insurance required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood and Community Service Projects

 

The Community Liaisons continue to provide technical assistance to neighborhood organizations to promote better communication. The Community Liaisons organize and participate in several events that have become staple events for the Community Development Department. The Community Development Department (CDD) celebrates Community Development Week (CD Week) with various events and activities such as:

 

The Neighborhood Leadership Summit (NLS)

 

Access Columbia Financial Literacy Workshop

 

The “OMG” of Homeownership Workshops.

 

 

Physical Address:
Community Development Department
1225 Lady Street, Suite 102
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3373 Fax: (803) 255-8912
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, South Carolina 29217
 
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
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