Historic Charleston Foundation Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Program in Charleston, SC

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Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

The goal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is to stabilize neighborhoods by securing the future of their historic structures and community. By all accounts, Charleston is a successful, vibrant city: named Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards No. 1 U.S. City year over year, a growing population, rising property values, and new businesses springing up across the region.

Despite these accolades and growth, Charleston is grappling with the social equity implications of its economic success. Concerns over displacement and gentrification are increasing, while the character of the historic neighborhoods in Charleston's upper peninsula continue to change dramatically. We see this initiative as a catalyst in the preservation of entire neighborhoods �“ rehabilitating deteriorated properties with architectural merit and ensuring long-time residents stay in the places they call home.

Currently, we’re working to stabilize the North Central neighborhood, known for its historic Freedman’s Cottages and diverse vernacular architecture.

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