Mayor announces Homeless to Hope Fund

In furtherance of his recently-unveiled 10 point plan to close Charleston’s “Tent City” and help those living there find shelter and permanent housing, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg today announced the formation of the Homeless to Hope Fund, a nonprofit vehicle that will allow area citizens, businesses and others to contribute to the effort. The fund will be co-chaired by Charleston-area businesswoman Linda Ketner, Palmetto Project executive director Steve Skardon and Morris Brown AME Church pastor Charles Watkins, Jr. Read more

City, partners announce 10-point plan

FEB. 4, 2016 — At a background briefing today, the City of Charleston — along with partners including the Lowcountry Homeless Coalition, One80 Place and others — laid out its roadmap for helping the citizens living in the area that has become known as “Tent City.” The encampment has emerged on the northern peninsula of Charleston over the last year and the City is working with partners to assist homeless individuals in finding necessary supportive services, including shelter and permanent housing. Read more