COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

Municipal Business Center
601 S. Main Street Anderson,
SC 29624 (864) 231-2223
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  • Neighborhood Initiative Program
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Implementation Plan
  • Redevelopment Areas

COVID Related Mortgage Assistance Applications open

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Municipal Business Center—601 S. Main Street —Anderson, SC 29624 (Google Maps)

COVID Related Mortgage Assistance Applications Open

Applications are being accepted NOW and will continue until all grant funds are spent!

Applications are available by clicking on the “Download Application” button below.

Applicants may request an application by visiting the City of Anderson’s Community Development office located in suite 202 of the Municipal Business Center – 601 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624. Office hours are 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Persons requesting applications by mail may call 864-231-2223.

Persons requiring help with completing an application are invited to attend the Application Assistance In-take Day Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM – Walk-Ins WELCOME!

Municipal Business Center – 601 S. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624

Persons with special needs (i.e. translation services or special accommodations) are asked to make needs requests known in advance by calling 231-2223.

Applications will be accepted before, during, or after Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Requirements for assistance through the program include:

  • Must be the owner and occupant of property located within Anderson’s city limits.
  • Household income must be below 80% of the area median income and meet other criteria to qualify for assistance. Please see income chart below.

Anderson, SC – HUD Metro FMR Area – CDBG Income Limits

 

                                                         Household Size

Income Levels

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

30% AMI

$14,350

$16,400

$18,450

$20,450

$22,100

$23,750

$25,400

$27,000

50% AMI

$23,900

$27,300

$30,700

$34,100

$36,850

$39,600

$42,300

$45,050

60 % AMI

$28,680

$32,760

$36,840

$40,920

$44,220

$47,520

$50,760

$54,060

80 % AMI

$38,200

$43,650

$49,100

$54,550

$58,950

$63,300

$67,650

$72,050

Applicants seeking assistance must provide all the following documents:

  • South Carolina resident photo identification or driver’s license
  • Mortgage statement, proof of mortgage delinquency, W-9 form from their lender 
  • Proof of income:
  • Pay stub
  • Social security statement or proof of last deposit,
  • Pension statement
  • Unemployment check stub or proof of unemployment deposit
  • Workers’ compensation check stub
  • Veterans benefits statements
  • TANF statements
  • Proof of alimon
  • Child support
  • Proof of REDUCTION in income (2019 & 2020 taxes or W2’s, form 1099) or INCREASE in expenses (receipts, bills, etc.) due to COVID-19.

Applications that do not have all required supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and returned to the applicant. Applicants must return the requested items to Community Development staff within a specified time in order to continue the application review process.  If the items requested are not provided as directed the application will be considered incomplete and no further actions will be taken to review the application.   

Assistance will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to persons that are below 80% Area Median Income and meet all other program criteria to qualify for assistance. Information provided on the Mortgage Assistance Application is subject to verification at any time, and Title 18, Section 1001 of the U.S. Code states that a person is guilty of a felony and assistance can be terminated for knowingly and willingly making a false or fraudulent statement to a department of the United States Government.

This funding is available through $251,066 the City of Anderson has received in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist Anderson City residents who are unable to pay their mortgage payments due to a loss of income related to COVID-19.

 

Landlord-Tenant Workshop

The Community Development will be hosting a Landlord-Tenant Workshop on Tuesday May 25, at 5:30pm.

5:30 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021
City of Anderson Council Chambers
401 S. Main Street, Anderson 29624

For more information call 231-2231

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City Of Anderson, SC – Community Needs And Fair Housing Survey

Public Hearing Notice Annual Action Plan (2021-2022)

The City of Anderson, SC will be conducting a Public Hearing to assist in the development of the City’s 2021 – 2022 Annual Action Plan. The hearing will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at City Hall located at 401 South Main Street, Anderson, SC.

Development of the Annual Action Plan is designed to be a collaborative process that establishes a unified vision for community development actions.  Citizens, elected officials, neighborhood and faith-based organizations as well as social service agencies are encouraged to provide input during the hearing.  Anyone with special needs wanting to participate in the hearing are asked to contact  Erica Craft at 864-231-2242 at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.

The Annual Action Plan will contain a strategy to address housing, community development and non-community development needs.  It is also the means to meet the application requirements for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City of Anderson’s FY 2021 CDBG allocation is $617,236.00 

Citizens may provide comments on the Annual Action Plan during the thirty (30) day comment period that will begin on April 13, 2021 through May 13, 2021. To submit comments or provide feedback please email comments to ecraft@cityofandersonsc.com. Citizens may also mail comments to the attention of Erica M. Craft, City of Anderson, Community Development Department, 601 S. Main Street – suite 202, Anderson, SC 29624. Persons with questions or comments may also call 231-2242.

Anderson will submit its 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by May 14, 2021. 

NOTICE REGARDING HOW TO SUBMIT PAYMENTS TO THE CITY OF ANDERSON FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION LOANS

Effective March 15, 2020, the City of Anderson will modify services until further notice, to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community. During this time clients will not be able to come inside the City of Anderson’s Community Development Department to make payments for housing rehabilitation loans. We are asking clients to mail payments to the following address:

When mailing the payment please list the loan account number on the memo line of the check or money order. If mailing it is not convenient, you may want to consider using your bank or credit union’s Bill Pay to remit payment. Clients should list the loan account number on the payment. We regret any inconvenience you may experience.

Feel free to contact 231-2223 or 231-2242 if you have questions.

The Community Development Department has a primary mission of:

  • Improving the quality of housing for low to moderate income persons
  • Increasing home ownership opportunities for low to moderate income persons
  • Promoting fair housing
  • Improving public facilities in low to moderate income areas
  • Stimulating the local economy through the expansion of employment opportunities

Amendment to 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan Comment Period Notice

The City of Anderson is amending its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  Amendment to the 5 Year Consolidated Plan is the means to meet the application requirements for the City to receive its $251,066 Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG- CV3) allocation through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The amendment covers the City’s proposed strategy to provide temporary financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners, who because of the financial hardships caused by COVID-19, are struggling to meet their monthly mortgage obligations. It also includes allocating CDBG-CV3 for administration of the mortgage assistance program. Persons may provide questions or comments on the Amendment to Consolidated Plan and during the comment period that begins on Comments should be emailed to the attention of Erica Craft at ecraft@cityofandersonsc.com.

Comments may also be submitted by mail to the attention of Erica Craft, City of Anderson, Community Development Division, 601 S. Main Street suite 202, Anderson, SC 29624. Anderson will submit its Amendment to the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan to HUD by Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Anyone with special needs, questions and/or comment about the Amendment to the Consolidated Plan may also contact Erica Craft at 864-231-2242 or 231-2223.

The City of Anderson, SC will be conducting a Public Hearing to discuss the Amendment to the Consolidated Plan. The hearing will begin at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in City Council Chambers located in City Hall – 401 S. Main Street, Anderson, SC.

To view the presentation live please Click Here or the recording at a later date, please visit our City of Anderson YouTube Channel

Copy of Presentation

Click to View 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Amendment DRAFT