COLUMBIA, South Carolina (January 12, 2021)– Today, the South Carolina Realtors® (SCR) launched a project called the South Carolina Good Life Initiative that will focus on promoting quality of life standards for all South Carolinians. The project is designed to ensure that South Carolina maintains responsible growth as well as a safe, clean state that residents can call home.
In Columbia, there is an estimated five families for every one affordable housing unit. South Carolina has one of the highest eviction rates in the United States, at 8.9%.
“Families have been displaced and lives are being interrupted by the cycle of financial hardship, in part due to COVID-19,” said SCR 2021 Region 5 Vice President Charles Caughman. “The lack of affordable and safe housing in our state is at the center of these issues.”
SCR recognizes the growing concerns across the state surrounding quality of life and feel compelled to advance resident’s interests in these areas.
“When I was named President in 2020, one of my main goals was to bring solutions to issues affecting quality of life for South Carolinians, and then COVID-19 happened, and the year didn’t go as planned,” said 2020 SCR President Owen Tyler. “While COVID-19 presented challenges and unexpected growth for the state, the quality of life issues did not go away. In fact, most of the issues only increased.”
The South Carolina Good Life Initiative’s efforts are based on SCR survey results from January 2020 and other known factors caused by COVID-19. The top three areas of concern from the survey responses included population growth, public safety and affordable housing.
SCR encourages community members to reach out to us with concerns and suggestions regarding their quality of life. For more information please visit goodlife.screaltors.org or email email@example.com.
About South Carolina REALTORS®
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR), the largest professional trade association in the state, serves as the voice of real estate for more than 24,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a professional in real estate who subscribes to a strict code of ethics as a member of SCR and the National Association of REALTORS®.
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