HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The State Housing Trust Fund and Worldview Ministries will break ground July 9, on a new North Strand Housing Shelter targeting homeless families and veterans.
The new facility that will be located on Highway 9 in Longs will be 5,000 square feet, with 37 new beds and a capacity to take in 53 homeless people at the site.
The new building is made possible through three Community Development Block Grant awards, over a three-year period, from Horry County's Community Development and Grants Administration Department and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The new shelter includes a large meeting room, dining, storage, bedrooms and bathrooms. The facility is designed to facilitate on-site case management, and life skills training.