The Charleston Metro Chamber recognizes that the cost and availability of housing are a regional issue impacting employers and employees. Typical residents in our region spend 57% of their income on housing and transportation, while low-income residents spend 71%. In comparison, the government recommends spending no more than 30% of your income on housing. For this reason, the Chamber has continued to include attainable housing as one of their legislative priorities.
The Chamber’s Housing Resource Guide, supported by Truist, serves as a summary of attainable housing policy to date. It includes policy recommendations, past studies, frequently asked questions, resources and updates by county about successful attainable housing policy in different regions.
“The Housing Resource Guide will serve as a tool to help us move the needle forward in housing attainability for all,” said Craig Logan, Executive Fellow of Housing for the Charleston Metro Chamber. “It includes useful resources to help our community better understand housing references and features success stories and opportunities for our region to do housing attainability the right way.”
The Guide also includes the Regional Housing Coalition, which works to be a convener of community members, governments, for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations to unify the region’s efforts in housing attainability. On August 23, the Chamber will host their inaugural meeting for the Coalition. It is open to all who share interests in creating solutions for our region’s housing crisis. To register for this event, click here.
To view the Housing Resource Guide, visit charlestonchamber.org/housingguide.
About the Charleston Metro Chamber: With approximately 1,600 member organizations representing 160,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community, and a catalyst for regional economic advancement and member success through Talent, Advocacy, Leadership and Business Development. Visit charlestonchamber.org.