Palmetto State Housing Study Overview

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Palmetto State Housing Study

Prepared by the Darla Moore School of Business

In June 2022, the SC Legislature passed a budget proviso requiring that the University of South Carolina (USC) Darla Moore School of Business, in partnership with the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing), conduct a statewide housing needs assessment, by June 30, 2023. The "Palmetto State Housing Study" was launched to fulfill this requirement. You can view and download the timeline for the study by clicking here.

The study will examine a broad range of housing issues facing the state, such as housing production and availability, neighborhood conservation, housing for persons with special needs, fair housing and accessibility, housing cost burden, eviction rates, homelessness and housing affordability. It will also explore each region’s unique housing challenges and include demographic analyses and forecasts of future housing needs and supply.

Public input from housing authorities, community-based organizations, nonprofits, the private housing industry, and other organizations or persons interested in housing assistance and development is an important part of our information gathering.

For further information about the study, please email You can also click here to subscribe to our email list and receive updates.

Click here for Phase I Information
Click here for Phase II Information
Click here for Phase III Information