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Finding affordable housing in South Carolina still remains difficult

Finding affordable housing in South Carolina still remains difficult

The crisis in affordable housing is growing across the state and the nation. In the Midlands, leaders of organizations such as Homeless No More and Haven Home are joining forces to help solve the problem. But long waiting lists conspire against families, students and the elderly to obtain safe and affordable housing.

Reporters Nick Sullivan and Christine Bartruff wanted to take a deep dive into the issue during the fall of 2021. The result was three in-depth stories that illuminate the human and social cost of failing those who live in poverty.

Among their findings: Three years after the closure of one of Columbia’s largest and oldest public housing projects, former residents still struggle to find apartments that are affordable and free of crime. Please take time to read these stories.

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